26 10, 2017

Utah Executives Have Positive Outlook on Future Economy

By | 2017-10-26T09:54:22+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Salt Lake Chamber releases Q3 CEOutlook Report SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (October 26, 2017) – Today members of the Salt Lake Chamber gathered at the Federal Reserve Salt Lake Branch to learn the results of the Salt Lake Chamber’s CEOutlook Q3 results. The Salt Lake Chamber’s CEOutlook is a new statewide economic survey of Utah [...]

28 07, 2017

Podcast 02.04: Future of Utah’s Outdoor Recreation

By | 2017-07-28T07:32:35+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Blog, Podcast|0 Comments

After a 20-year run, Outdoor Retailer is saying farewell to Utah. The twice-yearly trade show wraps up in Salt Lake City this week. The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market marks the industry's final trade event in Salt Lake City before heading to Denver in 2018. ORs departure has many wondering what’s next for Utah’s outdoor industry and what [...]

24 04, 2017

Utah is the Place to do Business

By | 2017-04-26T08:50:55+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Op-ed originally published in the Salt Lake Tribune, April 26.  Utah's growing reputation as a premier business destination is gaining traction. This week the Beehive State is playing host to some of our nation's top site selectors and consultants at the Business Facilities LiveXchange in Park City. Many Utahns likely do not understand that these [...]

17 02, 2017

Statement on Outdoor Retailer Show Leaving Utah

By | 2017-02-17T12:46:50+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Blog, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (February 17, 2017) – Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding Outdoor Retailer’s decision to leave the state of Utah. “Utah is an incredible location for outdoor recreation, home to hundreds of companies that employ thousands of Utahns. We regret the decision by [...]

23 09, 2016

2016 Washington, D.C. Trip Day 4

By | 2017-03-07T15:06:36+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Each year the Salt Lake Chamber visits Washington, D.C. with business, community and state leaders. This trip represents a unique opportunity to connect local leaders to members of our federal delegation and the nation’s capitol. Here are the highlights from the final day of the 2016 edition of the trip: Hail to the Chiefs: A [...]

17 06, 2016

UBR: June 13-17

By | 2017-03-07T15:06:39+00:00 June 17th, 2016|UBR|0 Comments

June 13, 2016 2016 is a landmark year for elections. Nearly every office on the federal, state and local levels will be on the ballot. The Utah business community needs to engage in this year’s election cycle. The private sector drives innovation and powers the economy while government makes public policy. A strong relationship between [...]

9 12, 2015

Governor’s FY2017 Budget Proposal

By | 2017-03-07T15:06:47+00:00 December 9th, 2015|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, Prosperity 2020, Statements|0 Comments

Salt Lake Chamber issues the following statement: SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 9, 2015) – Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Herbert’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal: Utah’s robust economy is the envy of the nation and announcements this week of strong revenue growth demonstrate our [...]

14 09, 2015

Improving the Economic State of Utah Through Education

By | 2017-03-07T15:06:50+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Blog, Policy, Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

Diagnostic #1: Gross Domestic Product (GDP) GDP in Utah. While Utah’s GDP has been growing at a significant rate (3.8% in 2013), it is still the 19th lowest in the country.[1] Utah’s GDP growth to date has been primarily fueled by durable goods manufacturing, finance/insurance, and retail. Industries such as real estate, agriculture, mining, and [...]

7 07, 2015

“When the chamber speaks, the government and our community should listen.” – Gov. Gary Herbert

By | 2017-03-07T15:06:52+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Events, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

On Tuesday, June 30th, the Salt Lake Chamber held its Annual Governor’s Mansion Reception with the Salt Lake Chamber Board. Attendees for the event included Circle–Level Members of the Salt Lake Chamber, Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, and Utah Governor Gary Herbert. Following a brief reception, both Lane Beattie and [...]

24 06, 2015

The Passage of Trade Promotion Authority is Critical for Utah’s Economy

By | 2017-03-07T15:06:52+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Infrastructure and Transportation, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (June 24, 2015) – The Salt Lake Chamber issued the following statement after congress authorized Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). “The passage of TPA will be critical for Utah’s economy, promoting exports, spurring economic growth, and creating jobs,” said Lane Beattie, President and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber Utah. “Utah is a trade state, [...]