27 02, 2017

How Utah’s Air Affects the Workforce

By | February 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Utah’s air quality has an impact on an employer’s most valuable resource--their employees. There is a correlation between employee health issues and the air quality outside, and many Utah businesses are stepping up to mitigate the health effects of our air. These health issues can influence business operations as they lead to an increase in [...]

25 02, 2017

Utah Non-compete Study Results Now Available | No Further Legislative Action in 2017

By | February 25th, 2017|Blog, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

No Further Legislative Action to be taken in 2017 Utah General Legislative Session SALT LAKE CITY (February 25, 2017) – Yesterday, the Salt Lake Chamber in collaboration with a working group of legislators and members of the business community, released the findings from a study conducted in response to the passage of H.B. 251, post-employment [...]

24 02, 2017

Statement from Rep. Schultz Regarding the Non-Compete Survey Results

By | February 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Dear Colleagues, Several of us in the Capitol spent hours tonight pouring through the results of the non-compete agreement research study.  To our knowledge, the study was exhaustive in nature and an unprecedented approach by any state in researching non-compete agreements. We are heartened that the data confirms the merit of our attention to this [...]

24 02, 2017

UBR: February 20-24

By | February 24th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

February 20, 2017 Utah’s air quality has an impact on an employer’s most valuable resource--their employees. There is a correlation between employee health issues and the air quality outside, and many Utah businesses are stepping up to mitigate the health effects of our air. Utah’s employers can continue to lead the way by remaining aware [...]

24 02, 2017

38-15-1 Legislative Updates Week 5

By | February 24th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Week 5 of the 2017 Utah General Legislative Session was one of the most exciting weeks yet, with significant movement on our priorities and many other important bills advancing through. With less than two weeks left, many critical conversations continue to advance including the broader topic of tax reform and education funding. The Chamber's priority [...]

23 02, 2017

Take the Salt Lake City Business Survey

By | February 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Salt Lake City, in partnership with the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah), Downtown Alliance, Salt Lake Chamber, and the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute has launched an in-depth business survey unlike any other conducted in the past. The goal of this business retention and expansion survey is to hear your thoughts on doing business [...]

22 02, 2017

The State of American Cybersecurity

By | February 22nd, 2017|Blog, Cybersecurity Month|0 Comments

Originally purchased in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Above the Fold, on February 6, 2017. Click here to view. U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue outlined our American Growth Agenda during his annual State of American Business address in January.  Economic growth is the Chamber’s No. 1 priority for 2017, and it [...]

21 02, 2017

Introducing the Skyline Challenge: a partnership with Salt Lake City

By | February 21st, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

When we think about Utah’s air quality challenges, we often focus on vehicle emissions, but don’t often consider the contribution our own homes and office buildings have to local air pollution. These contributors are called area sources. From 2008 to 2014, the Utah Division of Air Quality reported a 7% increase in area source contributions [...]

18 02, 2017

Non-compete Update: House Defeats H.B. 81 | Study Completed on 2/24/2017

By | February 18th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Policy|0 Comments

Yesterday, the Utah House of Representatives defeated H.B. 81, Post-employment Restrictive Covenant Amendments (49-22-4) in support of our ongoing process. Much of the floor debate focused on waiting for the results of the non-compete study that is being conducted by the Cicero Group. The study was part of the compromise with House Leadership brokered last [...]

17 02, 2017

Statement on Outdoor Retailer Show Leaving Utah

By | February 17th, 2017|Blog, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (February 17, 2017) – Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding Outdoor Retailer’s decision to leave the state of Utah. “Utah is an incredible location for outdoor recreation, home to hundreds of companies that employ thousands of Utahns. We regret the decision by [...]