SLC residents have best shot at going from rags to riches

Every day, armed with books and a student visa, Luz Robles traveled from her parents’ home in Mexico to a private high school in San Diego. At 18, she enrolled at the University of Utah. Now 35, Robles is a Utah state senator and a vice president at Zions Bank. Stirring as her story is, Robles’ quick rise from anonymous immigrant and college student to businesswoman and influential minority-caucus manager in the Senate may not be as unusual as it seems. Salt Lake City, according to a new study o...

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