After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance during Interim Sessions. The Salt Lake Chamber’s public policy team actively tracks this process and helps navigate study items on behalf of members and the broader business community.

Looking ahead, the Utah Legislature just announced the topics of study for the upcoming interim sessions. There are a number of items that will highlighted in a series of blogs including tax reform, education policy and funding, transportation, economic development, air quality, and workforce policy.

Utah is a leader in economic development, but there is always room for improvement. The Economic Development and Workforce Service Committee will be reviewing the State Economic Development Strategy in addition to the Political Subdivisions Committee will be considering tax increment financing as well – a critical tool for local economic development efforts.

The Salt Lake Chamber looks forward to engaging with our economic development partners to discuss ways the state enhances existing tools, reforms that align stakeholders and keeps our state at the forefront of economic development opportunities.

If you are interested in participating in the dialogue, contact: Michael Parker, Vice President of Public Policy (mmparker@slchamber.com)

38-15-1 is the Salt Lake Chamber Public Policy Update. From Congress and the Governor’s office to legislative committee rooms and city halls across the state, the Chamber is working to promote a pro-growth, business-focused agenda.

Moving forward, every month the Salt Lake Chamber policy team will give an update on relevant business issues that the Legislature’s bicameral study committees discuss. All of the meeting dates are regularly updated and can be found here.

View additional Interim 2017 Previews here.