A word of warning to Ivy League Excel jockeys heading to Wall Street: You may end up in Salt Lake City. It’s a long commute to the Hamptons, and the nightlife can be … well … sobering. Then again, think of the skiing.
Utah, already home to 5 percent of Goldman Sachs workers, is gaining momentum in its bid to be Wall Street of the West. State economic development officials say they are in advanced talks with three major banks on projects that would bring an additional 1,000 securities jobs to Salt Lake City.