2 01, 2020

President’s Message: The Future is Here

By |2020-01-02T08:31:18-07:00January 2nd, 2020|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

For many years, state and community leaders have looked forward to the year 2020 as a future milestone for setting goals and developing policy. The future is here! And we can’t help but reflect on where Utah — and particularly its economy and community — stands in terms of where we were, where we are, [...]

2 12, 2019

President’s Message: Homeless Shelters Transition: We Must Provide Refuge and Assistance to Those in Need

By |2019-12-02T11:05:56-07:00December 2nd, 2019|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

As Shelter the Homeless is following through on plans to build and staff new resource centers and has closed the Road Home shelter on Rio Grande Avenue, some are expressing concern that people in need will literally be left out in the cold. These concerns are borne out of empathy and compassion — great qualities [...]

31 10, 2019

President’s Message: Utahns are Forming the Future

By |2019-10-31T09:13:46-07:00October 31st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, President's Message|0 Comments

Opinion surveys can be invaluable when it comes to building a strategy and setting corporate objectives. They can also help us better understand priority areas as citizens. Toward this end, the Salt Lake Chamber provides the regular CEOutlook, as well as the new Utah Outlook, to gauge opinion from Utahns throughout the state. Polls are [...]

2 10, 2019

President’s Message: The Chamber’s Power is in its Members

By |2019-10-08T10:56:06-07:00October 2nd, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

What a year it has been! As I think about the past twelve months, I’m reminded that the power of the Salt Lake Chamber is in its actively engaged members. Thanks to dedicated business leaders like you, the Chamber has stood as the voice of business, supported our members’ success and championed community prosperity for [...]

4 09, 2019

President’s Message: Securing Utah’s Future Through Rural Development

By |2019-09-04T20:51:41-07:00September 4th, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

Many companies along the Wasatch Front are struggling to find the personnel required to thrive, and yet many rural areas are struggling for employment opportunities. Through a geographical shift, and perhaps a shift in mindset as well, the workforce demands of the Wasatch Front and the employment needs of rural Utah can connect to ease [...]

1 08, 2019

President’s Message: Empowering Our Members Through Information

By |2019-08-01T10:24:08-07:00August 1st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

As Utah’s business leader, providing the business community key information on Utah’s economy is central to our mission. As such, we are excited to share with you a new benefit of membership—the Salt Lake Chamber’s Utah Outlook. Given the success of the Chamber's CEOutlook, we are pleased to announce that the concept has now expanded [...]

1 07, 2019

President’s Message: The State of Utah Business

By |2019-07-01T07:09:04-07:00July 1st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

A few months ago I had the opportunity to meet with chamber leaders from across the country. Our conversations focused around the following themes: growing opposition to business, economic growth and free enterprise. Our state stands in stark contrast to what is happening in many places around the country. Increasingly business is viewed as a [...]

1 05, 2019

President’s Message: Addressing Utah’s Tax Structure Together

By |2019-05-01T10:55:16-07:00May 1st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

Utah’s tax system is the foundation of our state’s economic and business prosperity, and unfortunately also faces major structural problems. Over the summer, a government tax force will seek public input on how the state’s tax structure should be modified. The role business owners play in this process is critical. We recognize not all Chamber [...]

1 04, 2019

President’s Message: We Must Not Forget the Principles of The Utah Compact

By |2019-04-01T20:08:04-07:00April 1st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

In November 2010, the debate over immigration policy was at the forefront of the national conversation. Arizona had passed a bill that was soon to be considered in the Utah Legislature. Unfortunately, the debate quickly turned vitriolic. Concerned with the ramifications of adopting a controversial policy and the impact that course of action would have [...]

1 03, 2019

President’s Message: Utah needs Computer Science Classes in Every School

By |2019-03-01T11:12:51-07:00March 1st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

Utah’s tech industry is booming. We’re leading the country in technology-based economic development and our tech industry continues to grow faster than any other state in the nation. In order to ensure we have the workforce to sustain this growth, Utah’s business community is championing efforts to ensure all students have access to computer science [...]