28 12, 2015

Research and Development Performance

By | December 28th, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

According to its 2014 report, the National Science Foundation ranks Utah 17th in the United States for total R&D performance, including all in-state R&D performance of the business sector, universities and colleges, federal agencies, federally funded research and development centers, and federally funded nonprofit R&D.[74] Importantly, R&D expenditures cluster and “sort” in ways that underscore [...]

25 12, 2015

UBR Recap: Dec 21-25

By | December 25th, 2015|UBR|0 Comments

December 21, 2015 Governor Herbert’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal just came out, underscoring that Utah’s robust economy is the envy of the nation. Our economic success has come, because at key decision points in the past, we have taken advantage of challenges and opportunities for growth. However, Utah is now at a crossroads. [...]

23 12, 2015

Home Ownership and Consumer Spending in Utah

By | December 23rd, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

In 2012, the rate of home ownership in Utah dropped to 71.1%, down from 76.2% in 2008 when the recession began, and the lowest rate since 1994.[67] Moreover, overall home sales along the Wasatch Front continue to be slow due to shaky consumer confidence. “Sales of single-family homes in Salt Lake County dropped by 9 [...]

23 12, 2015

Podcast 01.02: The Utah Compact – Guiding Utah’s Immigration Discussion

By | December 23rd, 2015|Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

Podcast 01.02: The Utah Compact - Guiding Utah's Immigration Discussion How do we deal with immigration as a state? How do we create a welcoming environment for immigrants and attract the top talent? Why is The Utah Compact so important? In this episode, we discuss immigration, The Utah Compact and particularly the overall Utah approach. About [...]

21 12, 2015

Member Business Spotlight: TapSnap

By | December 21st, 2015|Blog, Member Business Spotlight|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 [...]

18 12, 2015

UBR Recap: Dec 14-18

By | December 18th, 2015|UBR|0 Comments

December 14, 2015   Are you a resident of Utah? Do you purchase medication? Do you wish there was a program to help you save on prescription prices? There is! It’s called the Utah Drug Card Program. This service is absolutely free to all Utah residents that wish to save on their prescription prices. Plus, [...]

17 12, 2015

Unemployment and STEM Employment in Utah

By | December 17th, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

Utah’s unemployment rate is now (as of August 2015) tied for the 6th lowest in the country at 3.7 %, behind only Nebraska (2.8%), North Dakota (2.9%), Hawaii (3.5%), New Hampshire (3.6%), and Vermont (3.6%); Utah’s unemployment rate is also substantially lower than the U.S. unemployment rate of 5.1 %.[57] While this is certainly a [...]

15 12, 2015

Ron Jibson to be honored as 37th Giant in our City

By | December 15th, 2015|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Chairman, president and CEO, Questar Corporation, to be recognized by business community SALT LAKE CITY (December 15, 2015) – The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing statewide business association, has announced that Ron Jibson will be honored as the 37th Giant in our City. The award honors those with exceptional and distinguished service [...]

11 12, 2015

UBR Recap: Dec 7-11

By | December 11th, 2015|UBR|0 Comments

December 7, 2015 Each year the Salt Lake Chamber, in conjunction with Utah Business and Utah Media Group, publishes Life in Utah, the premier lifestyle and relocation resident and visitor guide for our state. Life in Utah is a comprehensive look at the Beehive State, providing readers with a compilation of the most relevant information [...]

9 12, 2015

Governor’s FY2017 Budget Proposal

By | December 9th, 2015|Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, News & Press, Policy, Prosperity 2020, Statements|0 Comments

Salt Lake Chamber issues the following statement: SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 9, 2015) – Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Herbert’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal: Utah’s robust economy is the envy of the nation and announcements this week of strong revenue growth demonstrate our [...]