Salt Lake City, Utah


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Salt Lake City Business Signs

Salt Lake City is named after the nearby Great Salt Lake.  The city was originally called ‘Great Salt Lake City’ when Brigham Young first founded it in 1847 along with other leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly referred to as Mormons or LDS).  However, the 17th Utah Territorial Legislature dropped ‘great’ from the city’s official name in 1868.

Salt Lake City is the capital and most populous city in the state of Utah.  In 2013, it was estimated that the city had a population of 191,180, although the larger Salt Lake metropolitan area is estimated to be the home of 1,140,483 people.  The Salt Lake City-Provo-Ogden area is considered to be the largest urban area in the Intermountain West.

In 2014, CNN voted Salt Lake City to be the “least stressed-out city in the United States.”  The reasoning behind this is the low cost of living and abundance of jobs.

Known as the “Crossroads of the West” for its central geography in the Western US, Salt Lake’s employment is dominated by the western North America Delta Air Lines hub at Salt Lake City International Airport, Intermountain Healthcare, the University of Utah, Sinclair Oil Corporation, and various branches of the LDS church including its for profit division, Deseret Management Corporation.

High-tech firms also have a large presence in the area.  Salt Lake is home to offices of Adobe, eBay, Intel, L-3 Communications, 3M, and Electronic Arts.

Salt Lake City’s attractions begin with the LDS Temple.  Salt Lake’s streets were built on a grid system fanning out from the Temple, so it is quite literally in the very heart of the city.  The temple is located within ‘Temple Square’ a ten-acre complex also containing the Salt Lake Tabernacle, the Salt Lake Assembly Hall, and the Seagull Monument.  All of which are essential for tourists interested in American pioneer history.  Or any history at all, for that matter.  If you are interested in more secular fare, however, the University of Utah’s campus is home to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum of Utah.

As for sports, Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics.  The city’s sports teams include the NBA’s Utah Jazz (who moved to the area from New Orleans in 1979) and play in EnergySolutions Arena (formerly known as the Delta Center), MLS’ Real Salt Lake, winners of the 2009 MLS Cup, who play at Rio Tinto Stadium, and the Arena Football League’s Utah Blaze.

Do you live in Salt Lake?  Are you looking for a banner for your small business?

Why not try one of our authorized SIGN.COM members for Salt Lake City business signs:

10478 S. Redwood Rd
South Jordan, UT. 84095

Sandberg Sign and Design
75 E. 7200 S. # A
Midvale, UT 84047

Artistic Sign Design
12379 Southwest 265
Draper, UT 84020