by Lindsay Gough
on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 9:25pm.
According to a new analysis done by SmartAsset, Washington County is the 14th in new investments this year out of 3,000 counties across the United States.
An investment, according to this study, occurs whenever a new business is opened, a house is built, a company moves in, or a government agency supports a project. The fact that all of these are occurring in the area, shows that there is still plenty of growth to come. Washington County has already been seeing plenty of it recently. New homes are popping up everywhere as more people and businesses choose to make this area their home. Data from the study showed a 13.7 percent growth in business, 36 new building permits per 1,000 homes last year, and a 5.4 percent increase in job growth. The study reflects the various types of investment and compares data regardless of county size.
The investments in the area clearly show that people are willing to place St. George as a safe bet to set up business and lives. It is no wonder the area has continued to see such tremendous growth with a healthy job market, new homes, and beautiful scenery.