High Tech Companies Feed Logan Metro Area’s Rise to No. 9 Best-Performing City

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Moving up 26 spots from 2014, Logan, Utah, placed ninth overall in the Milken Institute's Best-Performing Cities index for 2015. Excellent job growth and a collection of diverse technology companies contributed to Logan's significant leap in the small city division, the study said.

Key to Logan's performance is an abundance of cutting-edge technology firms like Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI). Located a scenic twenty minutes from downtown Logan, ASI develops, tests, and deploys robotic vehicle hardware and software for a number of industries ranging from mining to industrial cleaning.

"Job growth [in the Logan metro area] outperformed the national average and ranked in the upper echelon in both the one-year and five-year periods ending in 2014," the study read. Sparked by an increased global focus on automation and productivity, particularly in the mining industry, ASI's growth mirrors Logan's trend having grown from 28 employees in 2011 to nearly 120 employees today.

"Technology readiness and customer demand are finally converging for what looks to be an exponential adoption curve," said ASI's President and CEO, Mel Torrie, in a press release announcing ASI's spot on this year's Inc. 5000 list. ASI was awarded the No. 19 spot in the engineering category and No. 1716 overall.
"We've seen more demand in the last 18 months than we've seen in the previous 15 years."

"We know we operate in a very positive environment in the Logan area," said Jared Pratt, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at ASI. "Along with developing technology at a high level, we also go above and beyond to effectively support the local families of our employees and give back to the community. We take a lot of pride in who we are and what we do here at ASI, and that's only going to lead to continued growth for our company and the community."