Business Friendly Cities Starter Kit

Governor Herbert, leadership of the Utah League of Cities and Towns and the Salt Lake Chamber, are excited to partner together to promote streamlined regulations at the local level and provide a new framework to achieve the Utah Governor’s Business Friendly Community in the “Utah Business Friendly Cities Regulation Review Starter Kit.” It gives local elected officials a starting point to improve their municipalities regulatory climate.

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In collaboration with the Governor’s Office, the Legislature’s Adminstrative Rules Review Committee, the Department of Administrative Services, and the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst, the Cost of Doing Business Report was developed to help keep Utah the Best State for Business: Learn More

For a brief summary, Cost of Doing Business Report: Click Here

2016 Utah Governor’s Business Friendly Community Award Recipients:
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2017 Utah Governor’s Business Friendly Community Award Recipients:
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Included in this Guide:

  • Revised recommended process, which every city can benefit from undertaking
  • Best practices used in cities/towns to modernize and optimize ordinances
  • Key questions to ask during the organization and origination of regulation

The Process

  • Reach out to and survey local business leaders to identify business regulations and processes that can be improved. We encourage you to include your local chamber in your outreach
  • Work as a city team to review all of your regulations to understand why the regulations exist and determine if they unduly impact businesses
  • Collaborate with your city council to revise or repeal any unnecessary ordinances, regulations and procedures
  • Report the results of the business regulation preview to:

For a best practice example from the previous effort: Click Here

Key Contacts:

Cameron Diehl
Director of Government Relations
Utah League of Cities and Towns

Mike Mower
Deputy Chief of Staff
Governor’s Office

Michael Parker
Public Policy Director
Salt Lake Chamber