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 [...]

20 11, 2015

A Tale of Two Cities

By |2017-03-07T15:06:48-07:00November 20th, 2015|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

According to Diamond, one need look no further than Detroit and Boston to see the reality of spatial skill sorting and its impact on local economies. Historians might easily look back on the past 20 years of these two communities and exclaim: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it [...]

22 10, 2015

Business Community Issues Report Card of Utah’s Legislative Efforts to Take the State Into the Top Ten in the Nation in Education

By |2017-03-07T15:06:49-07:00October 22nd, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy, Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

Prosperity 2020 and Education First are calling on education and policy leaders to focus on the plan's objectives to assure the state’s ongoing prosperity SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 22, 2015 – A packed Salt Lake Chamber board room heard principals of Prosperity 2020 and Education First present a 2015 Prosperity Through Education Report Card highlighting the [...]

12 10, 2015

College Educated Workers Congregate Together

By |2017-03-07T15:06:49-07:00October 12th, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy, Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

All across the country, communities “are dividing themselves into two distinct groups, with college-educated workers increasingly clustering in desirable places that less-educated people cannot afford.”[1] Describing this trend, Rebecca Diamond, Assistant Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, explains: In 1980, the average college graduate earned 38% more than the average high [...]

14 09, 2015

Improving the Economic State of Utah Through Education

By |2017-03-07T15:06:50-07:00September 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 [...]

17 07, 2015

Prosperity Through Education Breakfast Forum

By |2017-03-07T15:06:52-07:00July 17th, 2015|Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

Please join us on Tuesday, June 23rd. Our chair, philanthropist and venture capitalist Alan Hall has applied the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that fuels his business success to his work as chair of Prosperity 2020. Join him and other leaders of Prosperity 2020 and Education First as we showcase accomplishments and discuss the course the [...]

14 07, 2015

Roy Cone Successes

By |2017-03-07T15:06:52-07:00July 14th, 2015|Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

In January of 2014, Roy Cone Administrators presented a plan to their community partners. A plan to prepare a multitude of diverse students for success in a world in which many of the jobs they will be holding haven’t yet been created. Standing up for their kids and community, they boldly asserted: we are one [...]

21 05, 2015

Reaching Toward 2050: Education in the Midst of Population Growth

By |2017-03-07T15:06:54-07:00May 21st, 2015|Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

One million students in public education in 2050! The Utah Foundation released their 4th report on a series on Utah in 2050.  The report describes the challenges in public and higher education and suggests that long-range planning may provide solutions to many of these challenges. Read more about “Reaching for 2050: Education in the Midst [...]

7 05, 2015

The Promise of Partnership-Aligning Action for Results

By |2017-03-07T15:06:55-07:00May 7th, 2015|Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

The 2014 Baseline Report of the Promise Partnership Regional Council has just been released. Prosperity 2020 is pleased have been a part of the collaborative effort to produce this baseline report. We – the members of the Promise Partnership Regional Council – wrote this report to highlight how we are aligning resources to achieve results for [...]

14 04, 2015

Roy High and Prosperity 2020 Working Together

By |2017-03-07T15:06:55-07:00April 14th, 2015|Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

In January of 2014 Roy Cone Administrators presented a plan to their community partners. A plan to prepare a multitude of diverse students for success in a world in which many of the jobs they will be holding haven’t yet been created. Standing up for our kids and community, they boldly asserted: we are one [...]