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March 2019

Computer Science in Every Utah Classroom

By |March 5th, 2019|Categories: Education, Workforce and Health Care, News & Press, Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Salt Lake Chamber and industry partners call for robust Computer Science education SALT LAKE CITY, UT (March 5, 2019) – The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association, has convened some of Utah’s [...]

September 2018

CEO Success Stories: President Deneece Huftalin

By |September 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog, CEO Success Stories, Education, Workforce and Health Care, News & Press, Podcast, Policy|Tags: , , , , , |

The Salt Lake Chamber has created a new podcast called "CEO Success Stories." In every episode Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, sits down with a top CEO from [...]

March 2018

5 Workforce Wins from the 2018 Session

By |March 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , , , , , |

The 2018 Legislative Session is behind us, but the positive impacts for our economy and business community will be felt for years to come. In the next several weeks, we will break down some of [...]

What Every Business Leader Needs to Know about the ‘Our Schools Now’ Legislative Compromise

By |March 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , , |

The 2018 Legislative Session is behind us, but the positive impacts for our economy and business community will be felt for years to come. In the next several weeks, we will break down some of [...]

November 2017

Sydne Jacques: Tackling the Construction Industry’s Workforce Challenges

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , |

My childhood definitely influenced my decision to build my business with a focus on the construction industry. I grew up on a farm in Montana. Every Saturday my siblings and I were presented with a [...]

October 2017

Pathways to Professions: Expanding the Workforce Pipeline

By |October 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , |

Building a skilled workforce is a priority for our state’s business community. In order to maintain Utah’s top performing economy, and with an increase in population imminent, now more than ever Utah’s business community is [...]

Utah Nursing Consortium

By |October 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , , , |

Healing Utah’s Nursing Gap It’s no secret that Utah’s population is growing, aging and become more chronically ill. Our need for nurses is particularly acute because we have the fastest-growing elderly population, the youngest [...]

September 2017

Collaborate with Utah’s CTE Programs

By |September 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , , |

Part of connecting your business with education means understanding the many resources and options available for you to get involved in workforce development. This week, our guest blogger Jason Skidmore shares about one of these [...]

Developing tomorrow’s workforce through Career and Technical Education

By |September 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , |

Innovation through collaboration: successful education initiatives supplement your workforce development efforts Make it Happen Businesses are looking for employees with the skills their businesses need to grow. Schools want to prepare students to succeed in [...]

August 2017

Less Talking, More Doing: An Introduction to the Workforce Development Blog Series

By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , |

The school year has arrived and students are once again fretting about classes, homework and tests. Business leaders, however, have a different concern: finding qualified workers for the jobs of the future. A new academic [...]

President’s Message: To Solve Workforce Challenges, Simply Get Involved

By |August 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, News & Press|Tags: , , |

I always enjoy meeting with business leaders from across the state to discuss their company’s successes and challenges. Whether visiting with members of the technology or manufacturing industry, small business owners or large bankers, I’ve [...]

July 2017

Sketching Utah’s Next Economic Blueprint: Summer Progress Report

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|Tags: , , |

In an effort to proactively plan for a prosperous future, the Salt Lake Chamber has engaged its membership in creating Utah’s next Economic Blueprint. The process was kicked off in January at the 2017 Economic [...]

Baseline scenario shows congestion, pollution, and constrained job growth for Point of the Mountain

By |July 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|Tags: , , , |

Originally published by Envision Utah, July 26. What will happen at the Point of the Mountain if we follow current trends? The Baseline Scenario for the Point of the Mountain was recently released to the [...]

June 2017

P2020 Forum: Higher Education & Workforce Development Recap

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , , |

This year’s second Prosperity 2020 Forum focused around higher education and workforce development, a main facet of Governor Herbert’s Life Elevated 2020 plan. The panel was moderated by Sean Slatter, president and CEO of Logistic [...]

May 2017

Interim 2017 Preview: Health Care Reform

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Interim 2017 Preview: Minimum Wage, Family Leave and Wage Gap

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Federal Policy Update: 38-15-1

By |May 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , |

In light of last week's House vote, the Salt Lake Chamber policy team wanted to provide an update on what to expect from Congress in the coming weeks on health care, tax reform, and the budget/appropriations [...]

Interim 2017 Preview: Education Policy and Funding

By |May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

January 2017

Workplace Implications of the President’s Immigration Executive Order

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , , , |

Originally posted on Linkedin by Roger Tsai, Corporate Immigration Attorney at Holland & Hart LLP. View the post here. On Friday afternoon, President Trump signed an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist [...]

Talent Ready Utah: Connecting Business with Education

By |January 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , , |

During his State of the State address last week, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a “major collaboration called Talent Ready Utah” to “expand career opportunities statewide by increasing the number of business [...]

Salt Lake Chamber Announces 2017 Legislative Priorities and Announces Effort to Guide State’s Future Economic Direction and Competitiveness

By |January 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, News & Press, Policy|Tags: , , |

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (January 18, 2016) — Today the Salt Lake Chamber held its inaugural Policy Summit to preview the business community’s priorities for the upcoming 2017 General Legislative Session with the release of [...]

November 2016

November Interim Recap: Issues Highlighted on the Hill

By |November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|Tags: , , |

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

October Interim Recap: Issues Highlighted on the Hill

By |November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

October 2016

Education and Utah’s Economy

By |October 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , , |

UPDATED: November 11, 2016 Now, more than ever, education is the surest path to economic success - not just for individuals, but also the community. Education is a multi-billion dollar enterprise that employs more than [...]

September Interim Recap: Issues Highlighted on the Hill

By |October 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|Tags: , , , |

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

August 2016

Utah’s Technology & Innovation Sector

By |August 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Events, Policy|Tags: , , , |

The Salt Lake Chamber and U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation in collaboration with the Utah Technology Council co-hosted an event this past week to highlight the different forms of innovation [...]

Keeping (and Growing) Utah’s Education Seed Corn

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , |

Don’t eat the seed corn. This is a simple but sound bit of advice that has been handed down from one wise farmer to the next for many generations. Along the way, sage investors discovered [...]

July 2016

July Interim Recap: Issues Highlighted on the Hill

By |July 21st, 2016|Categories: Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|

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

EDCUtah Closes Fiscal Year with 20 Project Wins, 14,949 Jobs Created/Retained

By |July 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , |

Article originally published in EDCUtah's Economic Review on July 14, 2016. While the full measure of EDCUtah's economic development effort includes multiple initiatives, the organization's bottom line is summed up annually in the number of [...]

June 2016

Education: The Case for Business Involvement

By |June 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care|Tags: , , , , |

To drive better workforce outcomes the Utah business community must engage in policy initiatives that focus on education; such as Prosperity 2020, the largest business-led movement ever assembled in Utah to advance educational investment and [...]

Interim Recap: June

By |June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|Tags: , , , , , |

Issues Highlighted on the Hill After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance. The Salt Lake Chamber’s public policy team actively tracks this process and helps navigate study items on [...]

Innovation That Matters 2016: Salt Lake City

By |June 1st, 2016|Categories: Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|Tags: , , , , , |

Excerpt from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Above the Fold May 31, 2016. Read the entire article here. "Entrepreneurship starts at the local level, in neighborhoods and in cities. That’s been true throughout our history, and [...]

May 2016