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 [...]

16 06, 2016

Untangling the Red Tape

By |2017-03-07T15:06:39-07:00June 16th, 2016|Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments

Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a new overtime regulation, raising the eligibility ceiling for overtime pay. The price tag for employers to comply with the new regulation equates to around $592.7 million. Sadly, the DOL’s regulation is just one of the pieces burdening business in a jungle of red tape. A National Association [...]

13 06, 2016

Smarter Regulations at the Local Level

By |2016-06-13T12:45:07-07:00June 13th, 2016|Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments

Utah’s entrepreneurial spirit often runs at odds with the complexity of local regulations. There is no question that a new economy and the business models that come with it are questioning the status quo, but it can be much simpler than that. For example, a local Utah family just recently closed their snow-shake business because [...]

7 06, 2016

2016 Elections: The Case for Business Engagement

By |2017-03-07T15:06:40-07:00June 7th, 2016|Policy|0 Comments

What’s at Stake for Business Many Utah voters have become disenchanted with the political system. Mistrust, disappointment and frustration have deterred many from the political process and civic participation. The nation is filled with a high level of discord and political ill will; conditions which yield unpredictable results. This year the country has already witnessed the [...]