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Health care costs rising in Utah

The majority of Utahns, over 60 percent, purchase their health care plans through their employers. Not only is this much higher than the national average of 49 percent, but it’s also the highest rate of employer-sponsored health care plans in the country. Over the last 10 years, we’ve also seen more and more Utahns purchase high-deductible plans: in 2008, three [...]

February 21st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Salt Lake Chamber, U.S. Chamber Pledge Commitment to Advancing Commercial Ties between Utah and Israel

New Partnership Promotes Water Management and Innovation SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (February 20, 2019) - The Salt Lake Chamber and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to join forces on a program promoting stronger commercial ties between Utah and Israel, particularly in the water sector where there are opportunities, challenges and a need for cooperation [...]

February 20th, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy|1 Comment

Sylvia O’Hara: Embracing Curiosity

My 9 to 5 is on a college campus. It’s a unique experience and one I love. I have yet to find another place that provides me with exposure to such a wide range of ideas and people converged into its own little township. This environment yields the opportunity to engage in dialogue, challenge assumptions, biases and explore individual identities. This [...]

February 19th, 2019|Policy|0 Comments

Small Business Award Winners honored at Chamber Small Business Summit

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (February 15, 2019) – Today the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing statewide business association, held its Small Business Summit: Ignite & Inspire at the Salt Lake City Marriott University Park. The half-day conference provided small business owners, managers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to come together, learn new tools, gain practical skills and make invaluable [...]

February 15th, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

3 Benefits to Implementing a Road User Charge

For the past two decades, Utah’s gas tax revenue has been steadily declining, due in large part to more fuel efficient vehicles. At the same time, Utah has seen an increase in the number of miles traveled by vehicles. The Salt Lake Chamber has remained firm that users should bear the primary responsibility for funding Utah’s transportation infrastructure, but innovative [...]

February 14th, 2019|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Share your thoughts on the Utah Inland Port

The Inland Port Authority is working to create a strategic plan for the Northwest Quadrant of Salt Lake City—and that plan starts with your input! The public forums listed below are open for anyone—please come learn about the inland port, why it's happening, and what the development could look like. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with [...]

February 13th, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments