1 08, 2017

President’s Message: To Solve Workforce Challenges, Simply Get Involved

By | August 1st, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, News & Press|0 Comments

I always enjoy meeting with business leaders from across the state to discuss their company’s successes and challenges. Whether visiting with members of the technology or manufacturing industry, small business owners or large bankers, I’ve noticed a universally held concern about the future of business growth in the state of Utah ­­– the need for [...]

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 [...]

15 06, 2017

P2020 Forum: Higher Education & Workforce Development Recap

By | June 15th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

This year’s second Prosperity 2020 Forum focused around higher education and workforce development, a main facet of Governor Herbert’s Life Elevated 2020 plan. The panel was moderated by Sean Slatter, president and CEO of Logistic Strategies, Inc. and included Vance Checketts, vice president of Dell EMC, Pres. Deneece Huftalin of Salt Lake Community College, Megen [...]

10 05, 2017

Interim 2017 Preview: Health Care Reform

By | May 10th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, 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 [...]

9 05, 2017

Interim 2017 Preview: Minimum Wage, Family Leave and Wage Gap

By | May 9th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, 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 [...]

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, [...]

3 05, 2017

Interim 2017 Preview: Education Policy and Funding

By | May 3rd, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, 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 [...]

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 [...]