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The City of Orem is located 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City in beautiful Utah Valley. Orem is bordered by Utah Lake on the west and the majestic Wasatch Mountains on the east. As the fifth-largest City in Utah, Orem is located in the center of the Provo-Orem MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) with an estimated population of over 603,000 people. It's also home to Utah Valley University and within five minutes of Brigham Young University, with a combined total of over 67,000 students. Housing, education, and employment opportunities continue to be in high demand as Orem’s population recently surpassed 97,000 residents. Orem was named the #14 Best Place to Live in America for 2017 by Money Magazine.
Ever since the City of Orem traded in its farms and orchards for the likes of WordPerfect and Novell, publications around the country have taken notice of Orem's pro-business environment. Most recently, the Milken Institute named the Orem-Provo MSA as the No. 2 Best Performing Cities, a recognition that has become commonplace in such rankings. Orem's proximity to more than 60,000 students from Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University ensures that the city's workforce needs will be well-cared for as the economy continues to grow.
Orem, with its business-oriented city government structure, is home to more than 4,000 businesses. National retail giants such as Wal-Mart, Target, and Costco all operate in Orem. Orem is also a hotbed for technology companies. Many high-profile, internationally recognized companies such as Novell, WordPerfect, PowerQuest, and MyFamily.com all got their start in Orem, signifying the city's continuing innovative and successful entrepreneurial spirit. Manufacturing companies have also found success in Orem. Orem is home to nationally known companies including US Synthetic, Blendtec, and MityLite.