16 01, 2019

Chamber’s 2019 Legislative Priorities: Environment

By |2019-01-16T20:55:25+00:00January 16th, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

As the Salt Lake Chamber gears up for the 2019 Legislative Session, we’re getting the word out early about what some of our major focuses will be this year. 2019 will be all about growth and how today’s actions shape tomorrow’s future. In this Building Utah podcast, we sit down with Dave Smith, president of [...]

10 01, 2019

Health Care is a Business Issue

By |2019-01-14T09:16:42+00:00January 10th, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

About 61%, or approximately 2 million Utahns, purchase health insurance through employers. This is the highest in the nation and significantly higher than the U.S. average of 49%. For this reason, it is critical that Utah’s employers play a larger role in the future of our state’s health care system and have more flexibility and [...]

19 12, 2018

Building Utah: Solutions to Utah’s Looming Housing Crisis

By |2018-12-20T12:10:35+00:00December 19th, 2018|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

For the first time in 40 years, Utah has more families looking for housing than we have housing units. Supply is not keeping up with demand, so much so that we currently have a 54,000 unit shortage. In this episode of Building Utah, we sit down with Clint Betts, executive director of Silicon Slopes and [...]

13 12, 2018

Building Utah: How WGU is helping to address Utah’s workforce needs

By |2018-12-13T10:22:48+00:00December 13th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

Here at the Salt Lake Chamber one of our major priorities has always been education because we know the number one way to create and sustain a qualified workforce is through education. In this episode of Building Utah, we sit down with the new president of Western Governors University, Scott Pulsipher. Pulsipher discusses how WGU [...]

18 05, 2018

Building Utah: Salt Lake Chamber 2018 Legislator of the Year: Sen. Ann Millner

By |2018-05-18T13:41:08+00:00May 18th, 2018|Blog, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

Every year the Salt Lake Chamber honors legislators who support a pro-economy and pro-business agenda with the “Business Champion” award. These are legislators who have voted at least 80% of the time with the Chamber’s priority votes. This last legislative session we had 22 priority votes and 79 legislators who voted for those priority votes [...]

16 05, 2018

Infrastructure Week with Andrew Gruber

By |2018-05-16T11:49:02+00:00May 16th, 2018|Blog, Podcast, Policy|1 Comment

Infrastructure Week is a national week of events meant to educate and elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting America’s economy and our nation’s future. In this episode of Building Utah, we're joined by Andrew Gruber, Executive Director at Wasatch Front Regional Council, to talk about what's being done in Utah on a state and [...]

14 05, 2018

Building Utah: Infrastructure Week with Rep. Brad Wilson

By |2018-05-14T07:10:36+00:00May 14th, 2018|Blog, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

Infrastructure Week is a national week of events meant to educate and elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting America’s economy and our nation’s future. In this episode of Building Utah, we're joined by Rep. Brad Wilson to talk about what's being done in Utah on a state and local level to encourage smart growth [...]

11 05, 2018

Building Utah: Economic Development Week with Derek Miller

By |2018-05-11T09:35:51+00:00May 11th, 2018|Blog, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

On top of being Utah Water Week, this week (May 7th-12th) is also Economic Development Week. Now in it’s second year, the goal of Economic Development Week is to increase awareness for local programs and projects that create jobs, increase our quality of life and accelerate our economic development. Today we sit down with the [...]

25 04, 2018

Building Utah: Lane Beattie says Goodbye

By |2018-04-26T08:41:33+00:00April 25th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Podcast, Policy|1 Comment

In November, Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and the Downtown Alliance, announced his planned retirement. His last day at the organization is April 30, 2018. But before he heads off to spend more time with his family, he sat down with us to reflect on his last 15 years with [...]

16 04, 2018

Building Utah: Success in Business Development, Influence and Relationships

By |2018-04-16T08:02:31+00:00April 16th, 2018|Blog, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

In this episode of Building Utah we sit down with Matt Lewis of Altius Leadership. Matt will be leading the Salt Lake Chamber's latest Professional Development training titled, "Power Principles - Success in Business Development, Influence and Relationships." The training takes place at the Salt Lake Chamber (175 E 400 S Ste 600) on May [...]