🇺🇸 Orem is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States, in the northern part of the state. It is adjacent to Provo, Lindon, and Vineyard and is approximately 45 miles (72 km) south of Salt Lake City. Orem is one of the principal cities of the Provo-Orem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Utah and Juab counties. It is the fifth-largest city in Utah. Utah Valley University is located in Orem.
Economy Orem has a wide variety of stores and businesses. Orem is also home to the oldest mall in Utah County, opened in 1973.
Top employers According to a recent Financial Report, the top employers in the city include:
1 Utah Valley University; 2 Alpine School District; 3 U.S. Synthetic Corporation; 4 City of Orem; 5 Timpanogos Regional Hospital; 6 Clearlink Technologies, LLC; 7 Wayfair; 8 Wal-Mart; 9 United Parcel Service, Inc. 10 Mity-Lite, Inc.
Company startups Several notable companies started in Orem: • Blendtec • Bluehost • Caldera • Fishbowl Inventory • Flexsim • Mity-Lite • Novell (now owned by Micro Focus) • Omniture (now owned by Adobe Systems) • PowerQuest • Wahoo Studios • NinjaBee, subdivision of Wahoo Studios • WordPerfect • Zuka Juice
Orem is ranked #111 and rated E+ by the Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) which evaluates and ranks world cities in the context of economic competitiveness. E+ cities are strong regional gateway cities. Orem has a population of over 98,624 people. Orem also forms the centre of the wider Provo-Orem metropolitan area which has a population of over 585,799 people.