28 08, 2015

UBR Recap: August 24-28

By | August 28th, 2015|UBR|0 Comments

August 24,2015 We are happy to report that the planning to address conservation, preservation and economic issues of the central Wasatch Mountain’s most critical recreation areas has begun. Gov. Herbert joined elected officials recently officially signing the Mountain Accord. The Mountain Accord is a 16 page document that represents a consensus of policymakers and community [...]

25 08, 2015

Civic Leader Tour with the 419th Fighter Wing

By | August 25th, 2015|Events, Policy|0 Comments

Guest Writer: Jackie Sexton, vice president of programs and events Over August 19-20, 2015, a select group of Salt Lake Chamber members traveled to Fort Worth, TX. Among the community civic leaders were Terry Buckner, past chair of the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors, and Brian Garrett, Military Affairs committee chair. The trip was [...]

24 08, 2015

Salt Lake Chamber Hosts 7th Annual Clear the Air Challenge Awards

By | August 24th, 2015|Events, Natural Resources and Environment, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber, along with its partners UDOT TravelWise, UCAIR, Intermountain Healthcare, UTA, Penna Powers, Fidelity Investments and Rio Tinto hosted the 7th Annual Clear the Challenge Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Thursday, August 20th at noon. The Clear the Air Challenge is a month-long initiative that encourages Utah residents to drive less and [...]

21 08, 2015

UBR Recap: August 17-21

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August 17, 2015 One of the key ingredients for a successful community is collaboration. That’s why we want to invite you to come pay tribute to those who commit their abilities and time to help further the Chamber’s mission and bolster the business community, at the Salt Lake Chamber’s 128th Annual Meeting. It will be [...]

14 08, 2015

Three Facts About Federal Regulations Likely to Impact Utah’s Energy Competitiveness

By | August 14th, 2015|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

On August 3, 2015, the White House announced the release of President Obama’s “Clean Power Plan.” The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed this rulemaking as a key component of the President’s Climate Action Plan, which identifies a wide range of actions that the administration is implementing to address the challenges of climate change. This new [...]

13 08, 2015

Education = Economic Growth

By | August 13th, 2015|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

There is one surefire way to boost growth and improve equity: improve the quality of K-12 education, says Robert Lithan in a recent Wall Street Journal article. He cites evidence that a nation’s future economic growth can be predicted by student performance. Research shows that relatively small improvements in the skills of a nation’s labor [...]

12 08, 2015

Salt Lake Chamber Statement on State Correctional Facility Relocation Decision

By | August 12th, 2015|Blog, News & Press, Statements|0 Comments

Lane Beattie, President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement following the Prison Relocation Commission’s recommendation of the I-80/7200 West Salt Lake City site as the location for a new State Prison: “As the voice of business, representing over 8,000 Utah businesses, I want to commend the Prison Relocation Commission for [...]

10 08, 2015

Education = Earnings

By | August 10th, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

The Impact of Education on Wages The data is clear that wages substantially increase with higher levels of education. The College Board’s Education Pays 2013 report states: “Median earnings of bachelor’s degree recipients with no advanced degree working full time in 2011 were $56,500, $21,100 more than median earnings of high school graduates. Individuals with [...]

7 08, 2015

Member Business Spotlight: Kuehne + Nagel

By | August 7th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s largest and longest standing business association. Because of that, we get to know some pretty great businesses.We’ve chosen to highlight some of our members through a program known as "The Membership Business Spotlight." Our hope is to grow our community’s connection to one another. Who knows, maybe you’ll find [...]