24 05, 2017

3 Takeaways from the Point of the Mountain Development Commission

By | May 24th, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Infrastructure and Transportation|0 Comments

Rapid growth and technology are pulling our state together. Nowhere is this more visible than at the Point of the Mountain where the state's two largest economies are integrating with a nationally recognized technology hub. In the 2016 legislative session, the Utah Legislature created the Point of the Mountain Development Commission to head a process [...]

8 05, 2017

Federal Policy Update: 38-15-1

By | May 8th, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

In light of last week's House vote, the Salt Lake Chamber policy team wanted to provide an update on what to expect from Congress in the coming weeks on health care, tax reform, and the budget/appropriations bills. Now that the House of Representatives has passed its version of legislation repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, [...]

2 05, 2017

Interim 2017 Preview: Tax Reform

By | May 2nd, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments

After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses 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. Looking ahead, the Utah Legislature just announced the topics of study for the upcoming [...]

3 03, 2017

Tax Reform 101

By | March 3rd, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments

The elephant in the room, at this point in Utah’s general legislative session, is the long-awaited comprehensive tax reform package. As you may recall, our President and CEO, Lane Beattie urged for tax reform to be the central focus of the session in early February and it appears this is coming to fruition. As a [...]

1 03, 2017

Deregulation: The Protection and Advancement of Small Business

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

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 [...]

9 02, 2017

Governor Signs Executive Order Establishing Oversight in State Agency Rulemaking

By | February 9th, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments

This morning, Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed an executive order related to the establishment of effective oversight in state agency rulemaking. This executive order establishes a review process for new administrative rules within the the Governor's office and creates a uniform fiscal analysis tool for use by agencies as they perform the statutorily required fiscal [...]

2 02, 2017

Hatch Optimistic About Tax Reform

By | February 2nd, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation|0 Comments

Article originally published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in their blog "Above the Fold". View the article in full here. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has a lot on his plate in 2017: Health care reform and trade being two items. Another major item is comprehensive tax reform. No [...]

18 01, 2017

Salt Lake Chamber Announces 2017 Legislative Priorities and Announces Effort to Guide State’s Future Economic Direction and Competitiveness

By | January 18th, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (January 18, 2016) — Today the Salt Lake Chamber held its inaugural Policy Summit to preview the business community’s priorities for the upcoming 2017 General Legislative Session with the release of the 2017 Public Policy Guide. Additionally, the Chamber made two major announcements to develop a long-term vision for Utah’s economy [...]

5 12, 2016

Chamber Joins Coalition Letter to Urge for Federal Regulatory Reform

By | December 5th, 2016|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber joined 380 chambers and associations from around the country, sending a strong message to Capitol Hill that regulatory reform continues to be a critical priority for the business community. The groups urged Speaker Paul Ryan to make consideration of the “Regulatory Accountability Act” an early priority for the 115th Congress. We believe that [...]

1 12, 2016

President’s Message: Preserving Utah’s Excellent Business Climate

By | December 1st, 2016|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

A terrific business climate is one of the best holiday gifts that Utah’s businesses could receive. As the statewide voice for business, the Salt Lake Chamber works to ensure Utah’s business climate remains among the best in the nation. We believe low taxes, limited but effective regulations, top-notch infrastructure, a talented workforce and well-managed and [...]