30 10, 2015

UBR Recap: October 26-30

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October 26, 2015 Things are quickly changing outside, with shorter days and cooler temperatures. These tips will help you keep your business warm and bright – while saving energy and money. Set your thermostat to 68 degrees during work hours, and lower the setting at night when the space is unoccupied. If your heating system [...]

28 10, 2015

State and Business Community Loses Advocate, Friend

By | October 28th, 2015|Blog, News & Press, Statements|0 Comments

Salt Lake Chamber issues the following statement on the passing of Robin Riggs SALT LAKE CITY (October 28, 2015) – Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding the passing of Robin Riggs. “I am devastated to learn of the passing of Robin Riggs. He was an incredible [...]

23 10, 2015

UBR Recap: October 19-23

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October 19,2015 Earlier this month, the Salt Lake City Department of Airports and the Salt Lake Mayor’s Office unveiled a re-design for the Salt Lake International Airport. The business community couldn’t be more excited for the opportunities this will bring to our economy. As Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker said, this project is all about [...]

22 10, 2015

Business Community Issues Report Card of Utah’s Legislative Efforts to Take the State Into the Top Ten in the Nation in Education

By | October 22nd, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy, Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

Prosperity 2020 and Education First are calling on education and policy leaders to focus on the plan's objectives to assure the state’s ongoing prosperity SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 22, 2015 – A packed Salt Lake Chamber board room heard principals of Prosperity 2020 and Education First present a 2015 Prosperity Through Education Report Card highlighting the [...]

19 10, 2015

Support is Building for Cybersecurity Bill

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

Originally posted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "Over the past several years, major cyberattacks have dominated the headlines and dramatically raised public awareness of online security. Hundreds of millions of consumers have had their personal and financial data stolen by cyber criminals who breached the networks of major retailers. The personal information of millions [...]

16 10, 2015

UBR Recap: October 12-16

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October 12, 2015 As seasons change, many commercial building owners invest in maintenance for heating and cooling systems. Proactive maintenance has proven to be successful in increasing efficiency, reducing energy use and saving money. A 2014 study found that systems receiving proactive restoration and maintenance use less energy and operate at peak efficiency when compared [...]

12 10, 2015

College Educated Workers Congregate Together

By | October 12th, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy, Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

All across the country, communities “are dividing themselves into two distinct groups, with college-educated workers increasingly clustering in desirable places that less-educated people cannot afford.”[1] Describing this trend, Rebecca Diamond, Assistant Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, explains: In 1980, the average college graduate earned 38% more than the average high [...]

12 10, 2015

A Discussion on Broadband

By | October 12th, 2015|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

Broadband infrastructure is critical to attracting businesses, supporting education, healthcare, public safety and economic development in both urban and rural areas. We had the opportunity to sit down with Kelleigh Cole, director of the Utah Broadband Outreach Center, to discuss the importance of broadband in the state's economy, current initiatives and the upcoming Utah [...]

9 10, 2015

UBR Recap: October 5-9

By | October 9th, 2015|UBR|0 Comments

October 5, 2015 The fall has arrived which means school is back in full-swing. The recent survey by Envision Utah showed that nearly 80 percent of Utahns favored an education scenario that would elevate Utah to rank in the Top Ten states for education. Becoming a top 10 state requires that we invest in education. [...]