14 12, 2017

The Time is Now for Tax Modernization in Utah

By | December 14th, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Salt Lake Chamber Announces New Campaign supporting the Modernization of Utah’s Tax Code SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 14th, 2017) – Today, the Salt Lake Chamber unveiled its new campaign calling for the modernization of Utah’s tax code. The Chamber believes modernizing Utah’s tax code is the most critical issue facing the Legislature and must [...]

6 12, 2017

Weigh in on how the Point of the Mountain Should Grow

By | December 6th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Policy|0 Comments

  Your Voice is Needed! The Point of the Mountain Development Commission invites you to take a few minutes to complete a survey to help create a vision for the Point of the Mountain area. This area has over 20,000 acres of undeveloped land in Salt Lake and Utah counties, including the prison site. More [...]

8 11, 2017

Sydne Jacques: Tackling the Construction Industry’s Workforce Challenges

By | November 8th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

My childhood definitely influenced my decision to build my business with a focus on the construction industry. I grew up on a farm in Montana. Every Saturday my siblings and I were presented with a list of chores and I would negotiate to get as many of the “outside” jobs as possible. I loved helping [...]

26 10, 2017

Utah Executives Have Positive Outlook on Future Economy

By | October 26th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Salt Lake Chamber releases Q3 CEOutlook Report SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (October 26, 2017) – Today members of the Salt Lake Chamber gathered at the Federal Reserve Salt Lake Branch to learn the results of the Salt Lake Chamber’s CEOutlook Q3 results. The Salt Lake Chamber’s CEOutlook is a new statewide economic survey of Utah [...]

27 09, 2017

Collaborate with Utah’s CTE Programs

By | September 27th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Part of connecting your business with education means understanding the many resources and options available for you to get involved in workforce development. This week, our guest blogger Jason Skidmore shares about one of these resources—your local school district’s Career and Technical Education Specialist. Advisory boards, hands-on classroom training and developing career pathways are just [...]

11 09, 2017

Building Bridges with Utah’s Tech Sector

By | September 11th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Policy|0 Comments

Earlier this year at the Chamber’s executive board retreat a goal to better engage Utah’s tech sector in community and business issues was set. In response, the Chamber has taken key steps to build on our existing relationships, expand our membership and identify strategic opportunities. Strategic Alignment: The Chamber’s executive board named Vance Checketts, VP [...]

23 08, 2017

Promoting Trade & Investment: Salt Lake Chamber enters agreement with Mexico Chamber of Commerce 

By | August 23rd, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UT— In an effort to promote trade, tourism and investments between the United States, Utah and Mexico, today the Salt Lake Chamber entered into an agreement with the Association of Mexican Chambers of Commerce (CONCANACO SERVYTUR) in a show of support for the protection of existing free trade agreements. Mexico is an [...]

9 08, 2017

NAFTA Works

By | August 9th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Policy|0 Comments

This month the North American Free Trade Agreement is set to be renegotiated. Since its inception in 1994 new forms of commerce and information technology have poured into the market, creating a need for modernization. While updates to the agreement for e-commerce are healthy, it is important to Utah’s economy that current trade relations are [...]

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 [...]