Why Do Business in Orem?
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 Mity Lite.