Salt Lake City, UT (June 08, 2020) — The Salt Lake Chamber has announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity.
The Salt Lake Chamber will join the U.S. Chamber’s national townhall event on June 25 where business and community leaders will discuss concrete actions that can be taken by the government and the private sector to address inequality through education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice reform. As a partner on this important initiative, the Salt Lake Chamber will host local and industry dialogues to further the discussion.
“The business community has an important role and responsibility to promote justice and equality,” said Derek Miller, President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. “As the voice of business the Chamber will be a champion for improving opportunities for people of color, leveraging business, community and policy advocates to achieve better outcomes in the workplace, education, and justice systems.”
“The moral case for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace is indisputable, and there’s overwhelming evidence that greater diversity benefits the American economy, businesses, communities and employees,” said U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark. “We are proud to partner with Salt Lake Chamber on this initiative and help develop a robust plan of action.”
The Salt Lake Chamber has long prioritized, through our policy initiatives and priorities, removing the effects of bias, both conscious and unconscious, from our workplaces, our education system, our criminal justice system, and our community. We will continue to do so and know there is much work to do.