30 11, 2018

The votes have been tallied, now the real work begins

By |2018-11-30T16:07:32+00:00November 30th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

More than two weeks after the polls closed, a winner was announced in the race to represent the people of Utah’s 4th Congressional District.  Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor, Ben McAdams, claimed victory over Representative Mia Love by less than 700 votes. And thus concludes what has been called one of the nastiest races Utah [...]

1 11, 2018

Building a Prosperous Business Starts with Building Up People

By |2018-11-01T12:21:28+00:00November 1st, 2018|Blog, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

On the heels of National Manufacturing Day, I had the opportunity to visit one of Utah’s largest medical device manufacturers—Merit Medical. As I walked through the halls of Merit’s expansive South Jordan campus I wasn’t just struck by its size, but more so the ability of the company’s Chairman, CEO and Founder, Fred Lampropoulos, to [...]

27 09, 2018

The “Unconventional” Leader: Dr. Deneece Huftalin

By |2018-10-26T11:03:32+00:00September 27th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

If you've never been to a Salt Lake Community College commencement ceremony, you're missing out, says SLCC President Dr. Deneece Huftalin. Sure, there are horns blowing and confetti raining down on the large crowds that gather at the Maverik Center, but the real excitement, Huftalin says, is written on the faces of those graduates who [...]

23 08, 2018

Don’t call it a redesign: Utah is getting an entirely new airport and with it unlimited opportunity

By |2018-08-23T12:50:40+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

If you follow the winding white lines past Terminals 1 and 2, it’s hard to miss the new behemoth rising above Salt Lake City International Airport. While the new traffic pattern prevents you from stopping too long to take a look at what’s taking shape, you know it’s something big. So big, in fact, Bill [...]

19 07, 2018

Prosperity Project 2.0: A New Chapter Begins

By |2018-07-19T10:28:57+00:00July 19th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|1 Comment

I recently started a new position as the President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. While I have been involved with the Salt Lake Chamber for many years, taking on this new role has opened my eyes to the Chamber’s expansive reach. From programs to policy issues and collaborative efforts with other organizations, the [...]

21 05, 2018

Utah Prepares to Transform Population Challenges Into Opportunities

By |2018-07-18T12:45:56+00:00May 21st, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

Over the years, I’ve learned that you can start some amazing conversations with the phrase, “Here’s a question for you…” I used that phrase recently to start a conversation with Kristen Cox, executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. It’s safe to say her office is the confluence for all state budget [...]

26 04, 2018

Making Utah a Better Place for Women by Exploring the Legacy of our Past

By |2018-07-18T12:43:48+00:00April 26th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

When we talk about economic prosperity, a portion of the conversation typically involves the importance of improving our workforce diversity in the state, including the need to enhance leadership opportunities for women. Popularizing Utah Women’s History Recently, I came across Better Days 2020, a Utah non-profit focused on women’s advocacy. It’s CEO, Neylan McBaine, pointed [...]

22 03, 2018

Legislative Session Yields Long-Term Solutions for Utah

By |2018-07-18T12:41:44+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

The Utah State Legislature passed some significant measures this year that will have a long-term impact on our economic prosperity. I had the opportunity to chat with Sen. Stuart Adams about some of the most prominent measures from the legislative session. 2018 Legislation One measure created an inland port authority, which will be a catalyst [...]

18 01, 2018

Finding A Solution for Clear Air in Utah

By |2018-07-18T12:39:20+00:00January 18th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

You may not equate economic prosperity with air quality, but you should. Air quality is an important economic issue. Poor air quality hinders corporate relocation efforts, places additional regulatory burdens on businesses, increases health care costs and puts Utah’s federal highway funding at risk. Improving our air quality is essential to maintaining Utah’s quality of [...]

17 11, 2017

Stimulating Economic Growth Through Corporate Recruitment

By |2018-07-18T12:36:29+00:00November 17th, 2017|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

With all the news about Utah competing to win Amazon’s second HQ, this is a good time to look behind the scenes at how corporate recruitment enhances Utah’s economic prosperity. To get a better understanding of how Utah approaches corporate recruitment I reached out to EDCUtah President and CEO, Theresa Foxley. One of the important [...]