Your review of Salt Lake City's business climate (On the Road, January) neglected to recognize that the conservative cultural attitudes of the area actually work in favor of those businesses seeking a stable, sober work force and a family-oriented environment in which to operate. As a non-Mormon myself, I moved to Utah from Chicago in 1983. I have found no better place to work, raise a family, and be close to a wide variety of recreational resources.

Many successful Utah high-technology start-ups readily attribute much of their success to the productive, trainable, and reliable work force. While it is true that it is more difficult to start up a company in Utah, the results are often well worth the extra effort.