25 06, 2015

Prosperity 2020 in Action: the Roy Cone

By | June 25th, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Events, Policy|0 Comments

Original post written by Shuktika Maheshwari On June 23, 2015, Prosperity 2020 (P2020) began an ongoing series of “Business and Education Breakfast Forums” that seek to bring the state’s business, education and policy leaders together with the goal of moving Utah education to rank among the top 10 states in educational outcomes. About Prosperity 2020 and [...]

24 06, 2015

The Passage of Trade Promotion Authority is Critical for Utah’s Economy

By | June 24th, 2015|Infrastructure and Transportation, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (June 24, 2015) – The Salt Lake Chamber issued the following statement after congress authorized Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). “The passage of TPA will be critical for Utah’s economy, promoting exports, spurring economic growth, and creating jobs,” said Lane Beattie, President and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber Utah. “Utah is a trade state, [...]

19 06, 2015

Salt Lake Chamber Signs Coalition Letter Supporting S. 1140, the “Federal Water Quality Protection Act”

By | June 19th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber joined 383 businesses, associations, and chambers from nearly every state on the coalition letter below in support of S. 1140 - the bill that would require the EPA to revise their onerous and costly "Waters of the U.S." (WOTUS) rule - sent to Senate earlier this week. The letter sends a [...]

19 06, 2015

‘High Trust’ – The Strategic Imperative of Today!

By | June 19th, 2015|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Original post written by Shuktika Maheshwari The Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors Retreat 2015, held on June 09, witnessed mind-boggling discussions on several contemporary issues involving the business world. The business leaders and the Chamber staff present there had the opportunity to listen to Captain George Dom, former naval officer and aviator on the [...]

17 06, 2015

Chamber to Launch Smart Regulation Initiative with Regulation Round Table Series

By | June 17th, 2015|Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Events, Policy|0 Comments

Smart regulation has an important role in our economy, but many business leaders are rightfully concerned about regulation and it’s impact. Regulations can impose substantial costs on businesses, often with little or no demonstrable benefit. In 2011 under Gov. Gary R. Herbert's leadership, the state conducted a lengthy review of regulation affecting business. This analysis [...]

16 06, 2015

2015 Salt Lake Chamber Classic Golf Tournament

By | June 16th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber’s Classic Golf Tournament was held Monday, June 15, at the Salt Lake Country Club. Over 120 business executives turned out to participate in a round of beautiful morning golf. This tournament is always one of the year's highlights. A Big Thanks! We would like to thank Ron Branca, the course pro, and his team [...]

16 06, 2015

Op-ed: PATENT Act is a bridge over patent trolls

By | June 16th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

Op-ed by Dana Rao originally published by SLtrib.com on June 3,2015. Bi-partisan legislation in the U.S. Senate on patent reform is something the U.S. patent system, the U.S. economy and Utah businesses desperately need. Years of bipartisan collaboration have produced a bill — the PATENT Act — that could provide American businesses with meaningful protection against [...]

11 06, 2015

Congratulations Class of 2015!

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

More than 35,000 Utah students reached the pinnacle of the public education experience by graduating from high school this year. Congratulations to all of them and to those that supported them in their journey! Graduation from high school is a significant accomplishment. It puts students on the path to continued successes. High school completion is [...]

11 06, 2015

Utah’s Business Community Asks House Members to Support TPA

By | June 11th, 2015|Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, News & Press, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY- (June 11, 2015)– As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to act on authorizing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), leading organizations from Utah’s business community urge Utah’s House delegation to support this important legislation and grant the President Trade Promotion Authority. “The logic of trade is simple and we appreciate the leadership of [...]

10 06, 2015

Better data, Comprehensive Strategy and Business Leadership Needed for Utah’s Water Future

By | June 10th, 2015|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

As the second driest state in the nation – facing a population boom – water is everything to Utah. With it, we have settled valleys, grown crops, raised families, recreated and supported a vibrant and growing economy. Without it, our economy and quality of life is at great risk. Many of us take for granted [...]