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The Secret of Utah's Success

Why does the home of Mormonism have one of the fastest growing economies in the US? Ed Butler visits Utah's state capital, Salt Lake City, to find out.

Why does the home of Mormonism have one of the fastest growing economies in the US? Ed Butler visits Utah's state capital, Salt Lake City, to ask local entrepreneurs Jeff Lind of advertising firm SLC Codeword, and Eric Rea of tech start-up Podium, among others.

Despite its political and religious conservativism, part of Utah's success may be its openness to immigrants such as Armenian-born refugee Karine Mnatsakanian, who describes how she set up a food business there. Salt Lake City's openly gay mayor, Jackie Biskupski, explains why her city will continue to welcome people from all walks of life - including undocumented immigrants, in defiance of the US federal government.

(Picture: Utah's State Capitol in Salt Lake City; Credit: strickke/Getty Images)

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