Utah State Motto

Utah Motto

Industry

Another state with a one-word state motto is Utah. “Industry” became the official state motto on March 4, 1959, when Governor George Dewey Clyde signed House Bill Number 35.

“Industry” is associated with the symbol of the beehive. The early pioneers had few material resources at their disposal and therefore had to rely on their industry, i.e. hard work and unity, to survive. The word “industry” appears on the state’s coat of arms and consequently on the state seal and the state flag.