CNNMoney.com has named Tooele County as first and Washington County as fifth in the United States for job opportunities in the current economy.

Job growth in Tooele County from 2000 to 2007 was 123.35 percent, thanks to scientific, technical and service jobs. Top employers are the U.S. Department of Defense, the Tooele School District and EG&G Defense Materials. This year, several national chain stores will open in Tooele County: Gold's Gym, La Quinta Inn and Radio Shack. Manufacturer Syracuse Castings opened a location in Tooele last year.

Washington County experienced 57.74 percent job growth from 2000 to 2007. CNNMoney noted the area's development as a tourist destination, which has created retail and service jobs, and the 1999 expansion of the Fort Pierce Industrial Park, home to more than 50 companies.