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 [...]

20 06, 2018

June Interim Recap: Issues Highlighted On The Hill

By |2018-06-28T10:04:13-07:00June 20th, 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 [...]

22 02, 2018

Evaluation of potential mergers of the Provo-Orem MSA and the Ogden-Clearfield MSA with the Salt Lake City MSA

By |2018-02-22T11:40:14-07:00February 22nd, 2018|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Policy|0 Comments

19 09, 2017

Business leaders asked to weigh in on economic development planning

By |2017-09-20T08:53:09-07:00September 19th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Wasatch Front Regional Council's Economic Development District (EDD) is seeking input from all of our members, partners, and stakeholders. Your input will be used to help us develop the region's five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy or CEDS. The CEDS outlines our region's economic development priorities based on regional economic conditions. Your input will help [...]

5 05, 2017

Interim 2017 Preview: Economic Development

By |2017-05-10T14:00:10-07:00May 5th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Policy|0 Comments

After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance during Interim Sessions. The Salt Lake Chamber’s public policy team actively tracks this process and helps navigate study items on behalf of members and the broader business community. Looking ahead, the Utah Legislature just announced the topics of study for the upcoming [...]

9 03, 2017

Utah County’s Economy Continues to Thrive

By |2017-03-09T10:26:08-07:00March 9th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Utah is no stranger when it comes to accolades and honors, most recently the Provo-Orem metropolitan area came out on top as the fastest growing area in the nation by the Brookings Institution. The comprehensive study examined metropolitan area growth from 2010-2015, overall prosperity and inclusion to gain insight into key areas of the economy. [...]

23 02, 2017

Take the Salt Lake City Business Survey

By |2017-02-23T22:44:49-07:00February 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Salt Lake City, in partnership with the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah), Downtown Alliance, Salt Lake Chamber, and the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute has launched an in-depth business survey unlike any other conducted in the past. The goal of this business retention and expansion survey is to hear your thoughts on doing business [...]

2 11, 2016

October Interim Recap: Issues Highlighted on the Hill

By |2017-03-07T15:06:35-07:00November 2nd, 2016|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance. The Salt Lake Chamber’s public policy team actively tracks this process and helps navigate study items on behalf of members and the broader business community. These Interim sessions help provide a preview of issues that may be addressed in a future General [...]

14 07, 2016

EDCUtah Closes Fiscal Year with 20 Project Wins, 14,949 Jobs Created/Retained

By |2017-03-07T15:06:39-07:00July 14th, 2016|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Article originally published in EDCUtah's Economic Review on July 14, 2016. While the full measure of EDCUtah's economic development effort includes multiple initiatives, the organization's bottom line is summed up annually in the number of jobs created and retained. For the fiscal year just ended, EDCUtah's efforts totaled 13,411 jobs created and 1,538 jobs retained. [...]