28 07, 2017

UBR: July 24-28

By | July 28th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

July 24, 2017 Now that the parade is over and you’ve seen the floats, the horses and the marching bands – why don’t you head over to the Days of ‘47 Rodeo for the Gold Medal Round of the Cowboy Games. Only the best rodeo athletes will take home the gold in bareback riding, saddle [...]

28 07, 2017

Podcast 02.04: Future of Utah’s Outdoor Recreation

By | July 28th, 2017|Blog, Podcast|0 Comments

After a 20-year run, Outdoor Retailer is saying farewell to Utah. The twice-yearly trade show wraps up in Salt Lake City this week. The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market marks the industry's final trade event in Salt Lake City before heading to Denver in 2018. ORs departure has many wondering what’s next for Utah’s outdoor industry and what [...]

27 07, 2017

Sketching Utah’s Next Economic Blueprint: Summer Progress Report

By | July 27th, 2017|Blog, 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

In an effort to proactively plan for a prosperous future, the Salt Lake Chamber has engaged its membership in creating Utah’s next Economic Blueprint. The process was kicked off in January at the 2017 Economic Review and Public Policy Summit. This has led to a series of milestones as we build on the existing vision [...]

26 07, 2017

Baseline scenario shows congestion, pollution, and constrained job growth for Point of the Mountain

By | July 26th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

Originally published by Envision Utah, July 26. What will happen at the Point of the Mountain if we follow current trends? The Baseline Scenario for the Point of the Mountain was recently released to the public at last week’s Point of the Mountain Development Commission meeting. We can't predict the future with complete accuracy, but [...]

26 07, 2017

Honorees for the 2017 Annual Meeting Announced

By | July 26th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

On September 7, 2017 Utah's business leaders will gather at the Salt Lake Chamber's 130th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon. Every year the Chamber recognizes those in the community who have shown exemplary support to further the Chamber's mission and bolster the local business community. This year we will pay tribute to: 2016-2017 Board [...]

19 07, 2017

Water is Key to Our Economy

By | July 19th, 2017|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Salt Lake Chamber releases statement on Utah’s new water plan SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding the release of the state’s new water strategy. “Business interest in water is fundamental. Water touches every sector of our economy and impacts our regional [...]

14 07, 2017

UBR: July 10-14

By | July 14th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

July 10, 2017 After each General Session, the Utah Legislature meets to discuss relevant items of significance during Interim Sessions. 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. Currently, the Transportation Governance and Funding Task Force is exploring [...]

12 07, 2017

Get to Know the New Utah Transportation Coalition Co-Chairs

By | July 12th, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

The Utah Transportation Coalition is happy to announce that Sophia DiCaro, Chief Compliance Officer at The Cynosure Group and Wade Sherman, Vice President and Lead Counsel for the Digital Marketing Division at Adobe, will serve as the organization’s 2017-2018 co-chairs. Their expertise and unique perspectives will be valuable to the Coalition as it continues to [...]

12 07, 2017

2017 Washington, D.C. Trip Agenda

By | July 12th, 2017|dc agenda|0 Comments

NOTE: Agenda subject to change. PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITY: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 GOVERNOR'S BUSINESS IN UTAH RECEPTION Monday, Sept. 25 from 6:00-7:30 PM The Loft at 600 F | 600 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20004 If you are planning to be in DC early for our trip, you are invited to attend an economic development [...]

12 07, 2017

Optimism, Workforce and Tax Reform: CEOutlook 2017 Pre-Test – Quarter 2 Released

By | July 12th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Making sure we present the business perspective on the future of the economy is critical. Last quarter (17-Q1), the Salt Lake Chamber launched the CEOutlook initiative, and we are already gaining from it. Optimism is the word again this quarter, as the analysis will show. There are however risks to our economic growth. This quarter, [...]