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Utah came in as U-Haul's No. 4 Growth State in America according to U-Haul data analyzing U.S. migration trends for 2018.

Utah ranks No. 4 in growth in U-Haul survey

Utah climbed 17 spots to become the No. 4 Growth State in America, according to U-Haul data analyzing U.S. migration trends for 2018.

According to a press release, Growth States are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a state versus leaving that state during a calendar year. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 2 million one-way U-Haul truck sharing transactions that occur annually.

Utah arrivals of one-way U-Haul trucks were up 9 percent while departures were up 6 percent from the state’s 2017 numbers. Arrivals accounted for 50.8 percent of all one-way U-Haul traffic in Utah to make it the No. 4 state for netting do-it-yourself movers. While migration trends do not correlate directly to population or economic growth, U-Haul growth data is an effective gauge of how well states and cities are attracting and maintaining residents.

According to the study, St. George, Hurricane and Ogden paced Utah’s net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks. Logan, Tooele, Clearfield, Provo, Bountiful, Sandy, Riverton and West Jordan are among other notable cities with net gains.

Utah ranked No. 21 in 2017 after jumping from 38th in 2016. Texas and Florida remained in first and second place, respectively, for the third year in a row. South Carolina ranked third, and Idaho rounded out the top five states for growth in 2018.

Illinois ranked 50th with the most net departures of U-Haul trucks. California came in at No. 48 and Michigan came in at No. 49. To see the complete state rankings, visit http://myuhaulstory.com.

Orem-based Grow.com adds new Datasets tool

Grow.com, the Orem-based business intelligence software for growing businesses, announced a platform update that included a new tool, Datasets, which dramatically cuts the time companies spend cleaning and preparing their data for use.

A recent Transforming Data with Intelligence study, “Reducing Inefficiency and Increasing the Value of Analytics and Business Intelligence,” found that company leadership don’t fully trust data due to low data quality, consistency and non-standardized data preparation techniques. Grow’s new Datasets aim to minimize these concerns

“As companies utilize developed analytics on their data, the ability to pull information from a cleaned and prepped Dataset is becoming critical on keeping up with their competitors,” says Rob Nelson, founder and CEO of Grow.com, in a press release. “Datasets give companies a single source of truth throughout their entire company, giving exactness and consistency, essentially decreasing cross-departments measuring crucial KPIs (key performance indicators) differently.”

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