2 03, 2017

President’s Message: Sketching Utah’s Economic Blueprint

By | March 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

At January’s Utah Economic Review and Business and Policy Summit, the Chamber announced a comprehensive initiative to build on current and past efforts to “Sketch Utah’s Next Economic Blueprint.” The significance of referring to this effort as a ‘blueprint’ is not coincidental. The original blueprinting process began with creating a drawing on tracing paper and [...]

10 02, 2017

38-15-1 Legislative Update: Week 3

By | February 10th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

This past week has been the busiest and most successful yet of the session. We made major milestones to  define a clear path forward on tax reform and witnessed the signing of a new executive order  and  the introduction of  H.B. 272 Regulatory Impact Amendments, both of which address our recommendations on regulation. Taken together, this executive order and H.B. [...]

3 02, 2017

38-15-1 Legislative Update: Week 2

By | February 3rd, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

It may be chilly, but the legislative session is heating up. We have been extremely active the first two weeks of the session to make major strides on significant issues including advancing modernizing Utah's tax system, efforts to improve educational outcomes and improving Utah's regulation environment. Our team has had dozens of meeting with legislators, [...]

27 01, 2017

38-15-1 Legislative Update: Week 1

By | January 27th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

As the 2017 General Legislative session begins, it is critical that the voice of business be heard as lawmakers consider the passage of critical legislation impacting our economy and quality of life. In Utah, at least 38 votes in the House, 15 votes in the Senate, and 1 signature from the Governor is required for legislation to be passed. Because the support of our membership is crucial [...]

26 01, 2017

Join the Chamber Grassroots Alliance

By | January 26th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Once again, Utah has been recognized as the Best State for Business in the nation. This achievement was made possible by our strong economy, friendly regulatory environment, favorable quality of life and devoted business leaders. For years, chambers of commerce across Utah have provided a voice for business and assisted our elected officials in determining [...]

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 [...]

3 01, 2017

What is the Chamber’s Inversion Mitigation Initiative?

By | January 3rd, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

Winter inversion season is upon us, and that’s why the Salt Lake Chamber, in partnership with TravelWise and the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR), is launching the Inversion Mitigation Initiative, which encourages businesses to engage their employees in simple voluntary actions that contribute to decreasing vehicle emissions and keeping our air clean. By completing a simple [...]

7 09, 2016

Presenting the Government Affairs Bootcamp: Top 5 Reasons Any Business Professional Should Enroll

By | September 7th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s leading business advocacy organization, is accepting applications for its inaugural Government Affairs Bootcamp. This intensive two-day bootcamp, is designed for new and experienced government affairs professionals, company executives and public policy advocates, to improve efficacy and understanding of advocating at a state and federal level. The following are the five [...]

17 08, 2016

An Economic and Moral Challenge

By | August 17th, 2016|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

This past month members of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance Executive Board toured homeless service facilities in downtown Salt Lake City. This tour gave a firsthand, humanizing view to leaders of our state’s business community who have played an active and vocal role on this and other important issues. The issues of homelessness [...]