28 02, 2017

Clean Air Champion: University of Utah

By |2019-05-05T17:19:07-07:00February 28th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

On any given weekday, around 50,000 students, faculty, and staff members travel to the University of Utah’s campus and associated facilities. Given the sheer size of the U’s operations and commuting numbers, there is no question of whether the University’s population contributes to the air quality issues in the Salt Lake Valley. With the increasing [...]

27 02, 2017

How Utah’s Air Affects the Workforce

By |2017-03-07T15:06:30-07:00February 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Utah’s air quality has an impact on an employer’s most valuable resource--their employees. There is a correlation between employee health issues and the air quality outside, and many Utah businesses are stepping up to mitigate the health effects of our air. These health issues can influence business operations as they lead to an increase in [...]

25 02, 2017

Utah Non-compete Study Results Now Available | No Further Legislative Action in 2017

By |2017-02-25T11:30:03-07:00February 25th, 2017|Blog, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

No Further Legislative Action to be taken in 2017 Utah General Legislative Session SALT LAKE CITY (February 25, 2017) – Yesterday, the Salt Lake Chamber in collaboration with a working group of legislators and members of the business community, released the findings from a study conducted in response to the passage of H.B. 251, post-employment [...]

24 02, 2017

Statement from Rep. Schultz Regarding the Non-Compete Survey Results

By |2017-02-24T23:46:35-07:00February 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Dear Colleagues, Several of us in the Capitol spent hours tonight pouring through the results of the non-compete agreement research study.  To our knowledge, the study was exhaustive in nature and an unprecedented approach by any state in researching non-compete agreements. We are heartened that the data confirms the merit of our attention to this [...]

24 02, 2017

UBR: February 20-24

By |2017-03-07T15:06:30-07:00February 24th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

February 20, 2017 Utah’s air quality has an impact on an employer’s most valuable resource--their employees. There is a correlation between employee health issues and the air quality outside, and many Utah businesses are stepping up to mitigate the health effects of our air. Utah’s employers can continue to lead the way by remaining aware [...]

24 02, 2017

38-15-1 Legislative Updates Week 5

By |2017-03-07T15:06:30-07:00February 24th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Week 5 of the 2017 Utah General Legislative Session was one of the most exciting weeks yet, with significant movement on our priorities and many other important bills advancing through. With less than two weeks left, many critical conversations continue to advance including the broader topic of tax reform and education funding. The Chamber's priority [...]

23 02, 2017

Take the Salt Lake City Business Survey

By |2017-02-23T22:44:49-07:00February 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Salt Lake City, in partnership with the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah), Downtown Alliance, Salt Lake Chamber, and the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute has launched an in-depth business survey unlike any other conducted in the past. The goal of this business retention and expansion survey is to hear your thoughts on doing business [...]

22 02, 2017

The State of American Cybersecurity

By |2017-03-07T15:06:30-07:00February 22nd, 2017|Blog, Cybersecurity Month|0 Comments

Originally purchased in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Above the Fold, on February 6, 2017. Click here to view. U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue outlined our American Growth Agenda during his annual State of American Business address in January.  Economic growth is the Chamber’s No. 1 priority for 2017, and it [...]

21 02, 2017

Clean Air Champion: SLC Corporation

By |2019-05-05T17:20:58-07:00February 21st, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Salt Lake City is committed to reducing emissions in our internal operations, as well as helping employees do their part to clear the air. With roughly 3,000 employees, Salt Lake City can make significant strides toward reducing air pollution by educating, motivating, and providing resources to our workforce. The City offers each full-time employee a [...]

21 02, 2017

Introducing the Skyline Challenge: a partnership with Salt Lake City

By |2017-02-22T11:16:57-07:00February 21st, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

When we think about Utah’s air quality challenges, we often focus on vehicle emissions, but don’t often consider the contribution our own homes and office buildings have to local air pollution. These contributors are called area sources. From 2008 to 2014, the Utah Division of Air Quality reported a 7% increase in area source contributions [...]