29 07, 2016

UBR: July 25-29

By | July 29th, 2016|UBR|0 Comments

July 25, 2016 Save the Date: September 1st, 2016 for the 3rd Annual Utah Solutions Summit. This year, the Utah Solutions Summit will explore the elements that contribute to a healthy and productive workforce – Building a shared vision between industry, education and employees. The Summit will explore ways to ensure we are preparing employees [...]

27 07, 2016

Facing Utah’s Air Quality Challenges on the Hill

By | July 27th, 2016|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

The annual Clear the Air Challenge is a month long initiative that encourages Utahns to utilize TravelWise strategies to improve air quality. It has motivated thousands of Utahns and hundreds of businesses to make a major impact through voluntary actions to improve our air. Utah faces two distinct air quality challenges: winter inversion and summer [...]

22 07, 2016

UBR: July 18-22

By | July 22nd, 2016|UBR|0 Comments

July 18, 2016 Clear the Air Challenge is well underway! This month long challenge stared July 1st and gives you the chance to reduce your vehicle emissions by choosing alternative methods of transportation using TravelWise strategies. By driving less and driving smarter, you can help improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion and conserve energy in [...]

22 07, 2016

Transportation Investment wins the Challenge Year Around

By | July 22nd, 2016|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|2 Comments

Utahns are no strangers to days of poor air quality. During the winter months we feel the effects of winter inversion. On these select days, our valleys become like bowls with smog and haze covering us from above. In the summer we feel the effects of bad ozone - a layer of poor air created [...]

21 07, 2016

July Interim Recap: Issues Highlighted on the Hill

By | July 21st, 2016|Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance. The Salt Lake Chamber’s public policy team actively tracks this process and helps navigate study items on behalf of members and the broader business community. The Interim sessions help provide a preview of issues that may be addressed in a future General [...]

20 07, 2016

Podcast 01.18: The Legislature and Utah’s Quality of Life

By | July 20th, 2016|Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

Do legislators listen? What does it mean to be a legislator? And how can people get involved in the legislative process? These are some of the questions we examine in the latest Building Utah episode with guest Salt Lake Chamber Legislator of the Year, Senator Stuart J. Adams. In addition to discussing the 2016 General [...]

20 07, 2016

The Difference Between Utah’s Summer Ozone and Winter Inversions

By | July 20th, 2016|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

When it comes to air quality, we all would like to be singing the familiar line: “Blue skies, smiling at me. Nothing but blue skies. Do I see.” While the break from the inversion associated with winter gives us all a breathe of fresh air, it is important to remember that the summer months are [...]

15 07, 2016

UBR: July 11-15

By | July 15th, 2016|UBR|0 Comments

July 11, 2016 The Clear the Air Challenge is well underway! This month long challenge started July 1st and gives you the chance to reduce your vehicle emissions by choosing alternative methods of transportation using TravelWise strategies. By driving less and driving smarter, you can help improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion and conserve energy [...]

14 07, 2016

EDCUtah Closes Fiscal Year with 20 Project Wins, 14,949 Jobs Created/Retained

By | July 14th, 2016|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Article originally published in EDCUtah's Economic Review on July 14, 2016. While the full measure of EDCUtah's economic development effort includes multiple initiatives, the organization's bottom line is summed up annually in the number of jobs created and retained. For the fiscal year just ended, EDCUtah's efforts totaled 13,411 jobs created and 1,538 jobs retained. [...]

8 07, 2016

UBR: July 4-8

By | July 8th, 2016|UBR|0 Comments

July 4, 2016 First, let me say: Happy 4th of July! I hope that as we travel to barbeques, parades and baseball games, and that as we experience fireworks and celebrate with family that we remember that today is more than just food and fun. It is the day we celebrate our nation’s independence. Today [...]