Economists predict slowdown in S.L.

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  • statman Lehi, UT
    Dec. 2, 2011 10:23 p.m.

    I don't think these guys know the definition of the phrase "worst case scenario..."

  • danaslc Kearns, UT
    Dec. 2, 2011 7:00 p.m.

    Corporations and businesses are protected by this state in hiring illegal immigrants. We have students who can't find jobs and when they can the wages have been depressed. We have high taxes and a huge social welfare program that citizens are forced to pay into. There is nothing in Utah that makes the tax base larger by those who pay taxes and those who have lost jobs will still be spending next to nothing, expect for food. When you hurt the honest American Citizen you hurt the state as a whole. Until this state stops protecting the businesses that hire illegal immigrants and stop the social welfare programs by those that illegally enter this country and our state there will be not increases in pay and very few jobs. What Utah has done is to create a inside of Utah a class of people who will work for low wages and is using the citizens of Utah to pay the Social Benefits.

  • Shawnm750 West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 2, 2011 3:43 p.m.

    Since when does the media turn to commercial real estate firms to get projections about the economy? I understand how they are basing their figures, etc. But available office/business space is only 1 of many indicators that relate to economic growth. Just because businesses are expanding their offices, or new businesses aren't popping up everywhere, doesn't mean that companies won't be experiencing growth. I think the past few years have taught those that are still around to be cautious, and focus on steady, sustainable growth.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 2, 2011 2:55 p.m.

    In the near future, we'll be going backwards.

    Vote Intelligent.

  • Just Another Guy Washington, Utah
    Dec. 2, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    Hey thanks for the report. I think you might want to check the figures regarding industrial sq. footage and percentages though.
    I havn't been up there in a while but I wonder what effect all of that road and freeway construction will have when it starts winding down.