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The latest research suggests Utah will grow even faster than previously thought. Most of that dramatic growth, as predicted in the past, will be the result of the indigenous birthrate. It is not because of in-migration, but mainly because Utah families are having lots of babies.
With the population expected to surpass the three million mark by the year 2030, KSL believes thoughtful and effective planning for the inevitable growth is essential.
Fortunately, and thanks to the foresight of the founders of an organization called Envision Utah, much of that planning is taking place. Communities throughout Northern Utah, especially, are developing "quality growth strategies."
Envision Utah doesn’t dictate policy. Rather, since 1997, the broad-based public/private partnership has provided important tools and resources that can be used to voluntarily advance the planning effort. It is a nationally recognized process that has become a prototype for similar efforts in other rapid growth areas of the country.
All Utahns should be grateful the Envision Utah model came along when it did. While there is much to do to prepare for the future, because of Envision Utah, most communities in the greater Wasatch Front area are well along the pathway of coping with the population boom.