1 07, 2019

President’s Message: The State of Utah Business

By |2019-07-01T07:09:04-07:00July 1st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

A few months ago I had the opportunity to meet with chamber leaders from across the country. Our conversations focused around the following themes: growing opposition to business, economic growth and free enterprise. Our state stands in stark contrast to what is happening in many places around the country. Increasingly business is viewed as a [...]

20 07, 2018

UBR: July 16-20

By |2018-07-10T09:02:49-07:00July 20th, 2018|Blog, UBR|0 Comments

July 16, 2018 Earlier this month the Salt Lake Chamber released the second-quarter results of our CEOutlook survey. The Salt Lake Chamber's CEOutlook is an authoritative business survey on economic sentiment in Utah, and seeks to provide a forward-looking view of the Utah economy. This quarter's results shows that in many cases executives are optimistic [...]

6 07, 2018

UBR: July 2-6

By |2018-06-27T14:08:17-07:00July 6th, 2018|Blog, Policy, UBR|0 Comments

July 2, 2018 On June 21, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Dakota v. Mayfair, ruling that South Dakota can require internet retailers to collect sales tax on purchases by local buyers, even if the retailer isn't physically present within the state. This precedent establishes a framework for other states to enact or [...]

25 04, 2018

Derek Miller: The Economics Lesson We Missed in ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

By |2018-08-07T11:57:52-07:00April 25th, 2018|Blog, Community News, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Derek Miller in Deseret News on April 25, 2018 "In 1930 the Republican controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of … anyone? … anyone? … the Great Depression, passed the … anyone? … anyone? … the tariff bill … the Hawley-Smoot Tariff Bill, which … anyone? … [...]

13 05, 2017

Brothers in arms; mentors in business: Help for veteran entrepreneurs

By |2017-07-14T10:07:10-07:00May 13th, 2017|Blog, Events, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Jason Lee, KSL.com, on May 13, 2017. SANDY — When veterans separate from the military, making the transition into civilian life may present challenges, particularly in some business circles. But for those who want to create their own path to business success, a local collaboration effort is helping to pave the way. [...]

9 05, 2017

5 reasons why Utah is the best state for business

By |2017-07-14T10:18:46-07:00May 9th, 2017|Blog, News & Press|1 Comment

Originally published May 9, 2017 on KSL.com. Utah continues to earn national praise as the “Best State for Business” for good reason. The Beehive State has some of the lowest taxes in the country, top-notch infrastructure, a fiscally minded government that encourages job and economic growth, and an unparalleled quality of life. Low taxes Taxes [...]

30 03, 2017

Businesses Share Pros and Cons of Being in SLC

By |2017-07-14T11:37:03-07:00March 30th, 2017|Blog, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Rick Aaron for Good4Utah on March 30, 2017. Recently,the SLC Business Survey results were released. Peter Makowski, the Economic Development Manager with SLC Corp. joined Good Morning Utah to talk about what is next. SLCDED partnered with EDCUtah, Downtown Alliance, and Salt Lake Chamber to survey every commercial business within the City's [...]

27 06, 2016

Education: The Case for Business Involvement

By |2016-06-27T13:49:47-07:00June 27th, 2016|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care|0 Comments

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 innovation. When first adopted, Prosperity 2020 developed many ambitious goals for educative improvement; Utah is now on target to achieve [...]