31 01, 2017

Workplace Implications of the President’s Immigration Executive Order

By | January 31st, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Originally posted on Linkedin by Roger Tsai, Corporate Immigration Attorney at Holland & Hart LLP. View the post here. On Friday afternoon, President Trump signed an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” immediately suspending the entry of citizens from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, and Sudan, [...]

30 01, 2017

Talent Ready Utah: Connecting Business with Education

By | January 30th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

During his State of the State address last week, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a “major collaboration called Talent Ready Utah” to “expand career opportunities statewide by increasing the number of business and education partnerships.” The push is aimed at connecting business with education to better prepare Utah’s workforce for the nation’s [...]

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 [...]

9 01, 2017

Health Care Policy in the New Year

By | January 9th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Health care has always been a key point of discussion for policy makers. Now, following the 2016 election, many businesses and employees are wondering what kind of changes the health care industry could see over the next four years. Andrew Croshaw, co-chair of the Salt Lake Chamber’s Health Systems Reform Committee and president of the [...]

22 11, 2016

November Interim Recap: Issues Highlighted on the Hill

By | November 22nd, 2016|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

After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance. 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. These Interim sessions help provide a preview of issues that may be addressed in a future General [...]

2 11, 2016

October Interim Recap: Issues Highlighted on the Hill

By | November 2nd, 2016|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

After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance. 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. These Interim sessions help provide a preview of issues that may be addressed in a future General [...]

18 10, 2016

Education and Utah’s Economy

By | October 18th, 2016|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

UPDATED: November 11, 2016 Now, more than ever, education is the surest path to economic success - not just for individuals, but also the community. Education is a multi-billion dollar enterprise that employs more than 148,000 Utahns directly and pays millions of dollars in wages and salaries. Just over one in three Utahns attend or [...]

5 10, 2016

September Interim Recap: Issues Highlighted on the Hill

By | October 5th, 2016|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

After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance. 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. These Interim sessions help provide a preview of issues that may be addressed in a future General [...]

30 08, 2016

Utah’s Technology & Innovation Sector

By | August 30th, 2016|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Events, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber and U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation in collaboration with the Utah Technology Council co-hosted an event this past week to highlight the different forms of innovation bringing opportunity, talent, jobs and growth to the Salt Lake area and throughout the state. Congressman Jason Chaffetz and Governor [...]

19 08, 2016

Keeping (and Growing) Utah’s Education Seed Corn

By | August 19th, 2016|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Don’t eat the seed corn. This is a simple but sound bit of advice that has been handed down from one wise farmer to the next for many generations. Along the way, sage investors discovered it applies just as well to finance as it does to agriculture. No wonder the phrase, “Don’t eat the seed [...]