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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 [...]

17 02, 2017

UBR: February 13-17

By | February 17th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

February 13, 2017 Winter inversion season is here, and that’s why the Salt Lake Chamber in partnership with TravelWise and the Utah Clean Air Partnership, also known as UCAIR, is launching our Inversion Mitigation Initiative. What is it? By encouraging businesses to engage their employees in simple voluntary actions that contribute to decreasing vehicle emissions [...]

17 02, 2017

38-15-1 Legislative Update: Week 4

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

After today, week four is officially in the books for the 2017 Utah General Legislative Session. As appropriation subcommittees have now completed their work, the discussions around the budget hit high gear. Also, this afternoon the consensus revenue estimates for the budget will be released to the Executive Appropriations Committee. While the budget takes shape, many important bills have begun to advance [...]

15 02, 2017

Expanding FMLA Will Negatively Impact Utah’s Small Businesses and Employees

By | February 15th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Guest Blog by Salt Lake Chamber Small Business Committee co-chairs: Ingolf de Jong, President of GENCOMM, and Natalie Kaddas, CEO of Kaddas Enterprises. Utah's small businesses are the lifeblood of our economic success and provide hundreds of thousands of jobs for Utah families. As such, any policy change that impacts their success should be weighed [...]