28 05, 2015

Hatch’s “LEADS ACT” is good for Business

By | May 28th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

In today’s world, we upgrade our smartphones to the latest-and-greatest models once every couple of years, or we find ourselves with outdated hardware that can’t keep up with the newest apps.  We’ve come to accept (and even revel in) this constant upgrading as part and parcel of an era that is marked by a pace [...]

28 05, 2015

Utah’s Education Needs – Planning for the Long-Term

By | May 28th, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Original post written by Shuktika Maheshwari The Education Interim Committee of the Utah Legislature met last week focusing on a statewide plan for education. While transportation, water and other important community investments have a long tradition of developing plans looking decades into the future, Utah’s education system has not benefitted from a long-range plan that drives [...]

27 05, 2015

Utahns’ Confidence in Present Economic Situation Reaches Record High

By | May 27th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

This article was originally published on utahbusiness.com. You can read their article here. Salt Lake City – The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) increased 5.8 points to 111.4 in May. Sentiment about the present situation and expectations for the next six months both improved, and the CAI currently sits 15.2 points higher than its [...]

27 05, 2015

Salt Lake Chamber Supports Senator Mike Lee’s Position as Co-Sponsor on I-Squared Bill

By | May 27th, 2015|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (May 26, 2015) - Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding Senator Mike Lee’s position S.154, Immigration Innovation Act of 2015 or the I-Squared Act of 2015: On behalf of Utah’s business community, we want to thank Senator Mike Lee for his leadership in supporting [...]

27 05, 2015

Shape Utah’s Future by Taking the Envision Utah Survey

By | May 27th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

The State of Utah needs your help in gathering 50,000 survey responses to help build a growth vision for Utah’s future. Please take 10 minutes today to share your voice by taking the Your Utah, Your Future survey at envisionutah.org. The survey will only be live through May 31, so please take time to share your voice [...]

21 05, 2015

Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers

By | May 21st, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

Originally posted by Utah Foundation. You can find their website here. Across the United States, the Millennial generation -- those born from 1981 through the early years of the 21st Century -- are just now surpassing the Baby Boom generation (born 1946-1964) as the largest population group.  In Utah, Millennials have been the largest cohort since 1997. [...]

21 05, 2015

Reaching Toward 2050: Education in the Midst of Population Growth

By | May 21st, 2015|Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

One million students in public education in 2050! The Utah Foundation released their 4th report on a series on Utah in 2050.  The report describes the challenges in public and higher education and suggests that long-range planning may provide solutions to many of these challenges. Read more about “Reaching for 2050: Education in the Midst [...]

18 05, 2015

Utah Launches Nation’s First Comprehensive Economic Development Map

By | May 18th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY-- Today, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) launched a premier interactive economic development map, now available online at locate.utah.gov. Locate.utah.gov is the first site of its kind and will be a key tool in helping businesses find the critical information they need to make [...]

11 05, 2015

WHY INVESTING IN A STEM WORKFORCE IS BEST FOR BUSINESS

By | May 11th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

By Vance Checketts, Vice President and General Manager, EMC Utah One of the age-old questions of any business or company is how to stay ahead of the competition and continue growth and success, especially amid a number of potential business threats. Ask any CEO and they will tell you that this question is constantly [...]

11 05, 2015

DELTA BEGINS FLIGHTS TO AMSTERDAM FROM SALT LAKE CITY; $1.8 BILLION REDEVELOPMENT UNDERWAY

By | May 11th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

Article originally published by EDCUtah on Monday, May 11, 2015. These are exciting times for travel from the Salt Lake City International Airport and the future couldn't be brighter, says Bianca Shreeve, public relations and marketing manager for the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. This month Delta is launching daily nonstop service from Salt [...]