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 [...]

1 02, 2019

President’s Message: The Business Case for Clean Air

By |2019-02-01T11:36:28-07:00February 1st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

While Utah’s superb business climate is unquestionably one of the top reasons businesses move here, Utah’s quality of life remains a major selection factor for both corporations and people looking to relocate to our state.  However, one factor that can negatively affect our quality of life is poor air quality. That’s why, for the last [...]

1 01, 2019

President’s Message: Addressing Utah’s Growth, All-Hands-On-Deck

By |2019-01-03T19:14:47-07:00January 1st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

2019 is here and for many of us the start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on our past and look toward our future. One area the Salt Lake Chamber will focus on this upcoming year is Utah’s growth, and the impact it will have on our state, cities, neighborhoods and [...]

1 12, 2018

President’s Message: Let us close the gender wage gap together

By |2019-01-03T19:15:30-07:00December 1st, 2018|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

Earlier this year I shared my vision for the Salt Lake Chamber as well as my vision for the state, capital city and business community. One of the priorities I believed that we must address right away was the gender wage gap. Utah ranks last on the list of states with the nation’s worst gender [...]