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16 11, 2020

Chamber Champions: Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development

By |2020-11-16T18:17:59-07:00November 16th, 2020|Blog, Chamber Champions, Policy|0 Comments

Ben Kolendar, Director of the Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development, talks with Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, about how the pandemic has impacted SLC's plans for economic development, how the city is managing day-to-day operations, why it's important the community stay safe to stay open, and more.

29 10, 2020

Speaking on Business: Salt Lake City Economic Development Department

By |2020-12-12T13:06:39-07:00October 29th, 2020|Blog, Speaking on Business|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber · Speaking on Business: Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Salt Lake City is the economic hub of Utah and is well-positioned to capitalize upon human, cultural, and technological assets, even during a global pandemic. Ben Kolendar, director at the Salt Lake City [...]

3 09, 2019

Salt Lake Chamber, DWS and EDCUtah Announce New Rural Development Initiative

By |2019-09-03T10:32:53-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Blog, Chamber Rural Workforce Network, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (September 3, 2019) – The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah Department of Workforce Services and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) announced that they will be partnering on a new initiative called the Chamber Rural Workforce Network to help further Utah’s rural development. The program was made official today when partner officials [...]

20 03, 2019

Women’s History Month: A Day in the Life of Lara Fritts

By |2019-03-20T11:28:49-07:00March 20th, 2019|Blog, Women's History Month|1 Comment

Anyone who isn't familiar with the newly created Department of Economic Development in Salt Lake City and how much they are growing, ought to meet Lara Fritts and her team. As Director of Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development, Lara leads three divisions - the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, Business Development, and [...]

28 02, 2019

Salt Lake Chamber issues statement on HB 441

By |2019-03-06T18:53:51-07:00February 28th, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (February 28, 2019) –  Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, issued the following statement on HB 441, Tax Equalization and Reduction Act: “As Utah’s ‘Voice of Business,’ the Salt Lake Chamber supports the Utah Legislature taking bold action to implement an updated, balanced approach [...]

13 02, 2019

Share your thoughts on the Utah Inland Port

By |2019-02-13T16:28:35-07:00February 13th, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy|2 Comments

The Inland Port Authority is working to create a strategic plan for the Northwest Quadrant of Salt Lake City—and that plan starts with your input! The public forums listed below are open for anyone—please come learn about the inland port, why it's happening, and what the development could look like. Attendees will also have [...]

27 08, 2018

August Interim Committee Recap

By |2018-08-27T10:11:44-07:00August 27th, 2018|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

When it comes to Utah’s legislature, much of the attention focuses on the general session which takes place in January through March each year. While this time is critical to passing the state budget and many other important laws, monthly interim sessions are where the preparation happens and the work gets done before the general [...]

30 07, 2018

July Interim and Special Session Recap: Issues Highlighted On The Hill

By |2018-07-30T14:33:16-07:00July 30th, 2018|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

This month’s interim session was filled with hot topics and big-time decisions. Not only did a normal interim session convene to review and prepare upcoming legislation, but Gov. Gary Herbert called a Special Session to vote on catalytic Inland Port and tax changes. This blog shortly explains what makes the interim session important, and provides [...]

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