9 12, 2015

Congress Approves “Every Student Succeeds Act”

By |2017-03-07T15:06:47-07:00December 9th, 2015|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

Salt Lake Chamber issues the following statement: SALT LAKE CITY  (Dec 4, 2015) – Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, released the following statement regarding the passage of S. 1177, Every Student Succeeds Act: “By passing, the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) today, Congress has returned more control of education over [...]

9 12, 2015

Prosperity Through Education: Household Income

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

THE IMPACT OF EDUCATION ON GDP Utah household income in 2013 was $59,770,[51] which is only slightly higher than household income in 1997, when it was $57,938.[52] Utah’s 3.3 % growth in household income from 2012 to 2013 was third highest in the country, behind only Wyoming and Alaska, but this could be attributed to [...]

9 12, 2015

Podcast 01.01: What Good Does A Lobbyist Actually Do?

By |2017-03-07T15:06:47-07:00December 9th, 2015|Blog, Podcast|1 Comment

Podcast 01.01: What Good Does A Lobbyist Actually Do? Many people don't think very highly of lobbyists, but do they really deserve the bad reputation? In this episode, we explore the ins and outs of lobbying and discuss just how important this profession is to the political process. About our Guest Spencer Stokes is a prominent [...]

8 12, 2015

Business Powers Economy

By |2017-03-07T15:06:47-07:00December 8th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

Salt Lake Chamber issues the following statement regarding the revenue estimates released by the state's Executive Appropriations Committee SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (December 7, 2015) - Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding the revenue estimates that were released by the state's Executive Appropriations Committee. "We are [...]

4 12, 2015

Congress Advances Key Business Community Priorities

By |2017-03-07T15:06:47-07:00December 4th, 2015|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY  (Dec 4, 2015) – This past week Congress advanced several priorities that are key to the success of the state’s business community. Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, released the following statement regarding the passage of the FAST Act, advancement of the ESSA Act, proposed changes to legislation [...]

4 12, 2015

UBR Recap: Nov 30 – Dec 4

By |2017-03-07T15:06:47-07:00December 4th, 2015|UBR|0 Comments

November 30, 2015 The Department of Workforce Services released Utah’s October summary. According to Carrie Mayne, Chief Economist at the Department of Workforce Services, “The state continues to show above average expansion.” Continued growth means continued opportunities for job seekers to find positions with Utah employers. Utah’s employment for October 2015 grew by an estimated [...]

3 12, 2015

Membership Roundup: November 2015

By |2017-03-07T15:06:47-07:00December 3rd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Adecco Group - IT & Professional Staffing 200 West Civic Ctr. Dr. Sandy, UT 84070 801.352.0245 http://adeccousa.com Choosy Chocolates 3565 West 900 South Salt Lake City, UT 84104 801.456.5757 http://www.choosychocolates.com doTERRA International 389 South 1300 West Pleasant Grove, UT 84062 801.615.7200 http://www.doterra.com The Falls Event Center 505 South 500 East, Ste A103 Salt Lake City, [...]

3 12, 2015

Median Wage in Utah

By |2017-03-07T15:06:47-07:00December 3rd, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

As noted by some economic experts, median wage may be the most appropriate measure of state economic success for several reasons: It should be the goal of state development policy to raise the standard of living, which requires both improvements in productivity and that the gains from productivity (how much output is generated by the [...]

1 12, 2015

Utah Business Leaders Don Running Shoes and ask the Community to Join in the Race to the Top Ten in Education

By |2017-03-07T15:06:47-07:00December 1st, 2015|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, News & Press, Policy, Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

Prosperity 2020 and Education First share 2016 legislative priorities to help create a more educated workforce by 2020 SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 1, 2015 - Prosperity 2020 and Education First members put on their running shoes and invited local business leaders, legislators and educators to join them in the Race to the Top Ten in [...]