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 [...]

12 07, 2017

Get to Know the New Utah Transportation Coalition Co-Chairs

By | July 12th, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

The Utah Transportation Coalition is happy to announce that Sophia DiCaro, Chief Compliance Officer at The Cynosure Group and Wade Sherman, Vice President and Lead Counsel for the Digital Marketing Division at Adobe, will serve as the organization’s 2017-2018 co-chairs. Their expertise and unique perspectives will be valuable to the Coalition as it continues to [...]

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 [...]

22 05, 2017

Experts Tell Business Leaders It’s Time to Build in Utah

By | May 22nd, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

Friday, May 19th marked the end of National Infrastructure Week 2017. This year, Utah celebrated in a big way by hosting Time to Build Utah at the Salt Lake Chamber, and Speaker Greg Hughes participated on a panel at the national event in Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Chamber. The Chamber proudly hosted business and community [...]

4 05, 2017

Interim 2017 Preview: Transportation

By | May 4th, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, 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 [...]

27 04, 2017

Stadler Rail train plant boosters lobby for sale of UTA land to Clearfield

By | April 27th, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published April 27, 2017 by Tim Vandenack, Standard-Examiner. SALT LAKE CITY — A bevy of boosters stepped forward to make the case for the sale of a plot of Utah Transit Authority land in Clearfield so it can be developed into a train manufacturing plant. Utah Sen. Gregg Buxton, Utah Rep. Mike Schultz and Clearfield Mayor Mark Shepherd lobbied on [...]

21 04, 2017

Time to Build: Infrastructure Week Preview

By | April 21st, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

Roads, bridges, rails, ports, airports, pipes, the power grid, broadband… it is all infrastructure. It affects our daily commutes and our summer vacations. Infrastructure determines if we can drink water straight from our taps and flush our toilets. It brings electricity into our homes and factories. According to a 2015 study, Utah faces an astounding [...]

18 04, 2017

Salt Lake Chamber Applauds Chevron’s Commitment to Produce Tier 3 fuels

By | April 18th, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, Statements|0 Comments

Salt Lake City, UT - Air quality remains a critical economic issue for Utah’s business community, which is why companies large and small are leading the way to address these challenges. While there is no silver bullet to solving Utah’s air problems, one of the most impactful changes is that of Utah refineries choosing to [...]

14 04, 2017

Rep. Schultz: A New Tool to Address Utah’s Infrastructure Needs

By | April 14th, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

This past month, Rep. Mike Schultz, House Committee Transportation Chair, gave an exclusive recap of the top transportation bills of the 2017 legislative session to the Salt Lake Chamber's Utah Transportation Coalition. Rep. Schultz discussed how the Utah Transportation Coalition played a central role in these issues and gave a behind the scenes look into [...]