The Salt Lake Chamber is committed to providing timely business news, policy updates, membership highlights and interesting stories. Keep up-to-date by visiting our blog often and following Salt Lake Chamber social media.

President’s Message: Sketching Utah’s Economic Blueprint

At January’s Utah Economic Review and Business and Policy Summit, the Chamber announced a comprehensive initiative to build on current and past efforts to “Sketch Utah’s Next Economic Blueprint.” The significance of referring to this effort as a ‘blueprint’ is not coincidental. The original blueprinting process began with creating a drawing on tracing paper and placing it over a piece [...]

March 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Membership Roundup: February 2017

Block Advisors 645 East 400 S Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.355.4649 CCG Howells 358 South Rio Grande St. #100 Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.359.6622 Executech 10813 South River Front Parkway, Ste. 410 South Jordan, UT 84095 801.253.4541 Familia America Immigration 5243 South Redwood Road #335 Taylorsville, UT 84123 801.656.9605 Hoopes Events 5001 Commerce Drive Murray, [...]

March 1st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Deregulation: The Protection and Advancement of Small Business

President Trump recently signed an executive order requiring that federal agencies cut two sets of regulations for every new regulation implemented. This is good news for the business community, who can often be bogged down by federal regulation. The reasoning behind the order is to protect small businesses from damaging regulations that hurt their potential for growth and opportunity. Loosening [...]

March 1st, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments

How Utah’s Air Affects the Workforce

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 health care costs, a decrease [...]

February 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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

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 restrictions amendments, during the 2016 [...]

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

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

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 important issue for Utah’s economy. [...]

February 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments