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Transportation Governance and Funding Task Force: What you didn’t read in the newspaper

Throughout the summer and fall, the legislature convened a special Transportation Governance and Funding Task Force to take a deep dive into a variety of possible improvements to transportation policy and governance as well as ways to streamline and align investment and funding strategies for Utah’s long-term transportation needs. Members of the task force included local government officials, legislators, and [...]

December 6th, 2017|Policy|0 Comments

Weigh in on how the Point of the Mountain Should Grow

  Your Voice is Needed! The Point of the Mountain Development Commission invites you to take a few minutes to complete a survey to help create a vision for the Point of the Mountain area. This area has over 20,000 acres of undeveloped land in Salt Lake and Utah counties, including the prison site. More information about the process and [...]

December 6th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Policy|0 Comments

President’s Message: The Holiday Season is a Time for Reflection

Just a few nights ago, the Chamber offices were once again filled with hundreds of our friends, family, long-time Chamber members, and staff for our annual Holiday Open House. As I walked through the rooms and mingled with guests, I was struck by the love and camaraderie that always seems to permeate these gatherings, but also at how quickly time [...]

December 1st, 2017|Blog, Statements|0 Comments

Governor Mitt Romney announced as Keynote Speaker for 2018 Utah Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (November 30th, 2017) – Today the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing statewide business association, announced Governor Mitt Romney as the Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Utah Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit. The Utah Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit is the state’s premier economic forecasting and public policy event that is attended by over [...]

November 30th, 2017|Blog, Events, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Lane Beattie Announces His Retirement

Today, Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and the Downtown Alliance, announced his planned retirement. Beattie’s announcement comes after nearly 15 years at the helm of Utah’s largest and longest-serving business organization. “I cannot express how grateful I am to have been able to lead this great organization for the last 15 years. When I took [...]

November 28th, 2017|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber Takes a Stand on Tax Modernization

On November 27, 2017 Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, testified at the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee to share the business community’s perspective on efforts to modernize Utah’s tax code. Generally speaking, the Chamber has always supported tax policies that strengthen Utah’s economy and properly balances tax simplicity, efficiency, fairness, revenue sufficiency and transparency. When [...]

November 27th, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments