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Metro Business report September 20, 2011

By Lane Beattie | Posted - Sep. 21, 2011 at 12:58 p.m.

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This is Lane Beattie of the Salt Lake Chamber with your Metro Business Report.

Across the board, those with a postsecondary degree or certificate believe that the education they received has more of a positive contribution in a number of key factors related to their lives and families than those without a degree or certificate.

College degree or certificate holders are more likely to report personal happiness, to have what they consider to be great relationships, to characterize themselves as having good families, and to be in good health, than those without the same level of education.

Money doesn't buy happiness but there is a clear connection between the level of education an individual achieves and the level of happiness he or she has in life. Ultimately, prosperity is a measurement of quality of life and that's why the Prosperity 2020 movement is so crucial to our community.

The Prosperity 2020 movement aims to have two-thirds of all Utah adults holding a college degree or certificate by the end of the decade. A well-educated workforce will propel Utah's economy and create enduring prosperity. For more information, visit

This is Lane Beattie for KSL News Radio.

Lane Beattie


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