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 [...]

5 07, 2017

“What’s your company’s rural strategy?”

By | July 5th, 2017|25kjobs, Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Policy|0 Comments

An irony exists in the supply and demand chain of Utah’s workforce. Many companies along the Wasatch Front are struggling to find the personnel required to thrive, and yet many rural areas are struggling for employment opportunities. Through a geographical shift, and perhaps a shift in mindset as well, the workforce demands of the Wasatch [...]

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 [...]

5 05, 2017

Interim 2017 Preview: Economic Development

By | May 5th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, 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 [...]

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 [...]