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29 07, 2022

Utah’s Housing Market Begins to Stabilize Amid Rising Interest Rates

By |2022-07-28T13:37:01-07:00July 29th, 2022|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber’s Roadmap to Prosperity Coalition, in partnership with the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, has updated the Economic Dashboard for July to help business leaders see where Utah’s economy stands. This tool provides data on the state’s economic outlook and actionable context for decision-makers. “The economic dashboard is starting to show signs [...]

22 02, 2022

Speaking on Business: Cushman & Wakefield

By |2022-03-04T15:05:09-07:00February 22nd, 2022|Blog, Speaking on Business|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber · Speaking on Business: Cushman and Wakefield This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Cushman and Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm, with offices in 70 countries worldwide. Kip Paul is Vice Chairman of Investment Sales with the Salt Lake office and offers his insight into Utah’s fast-growing marketplace. [...]

4 02, 2022

Business Watch: 2022 Legislative Updates – Week 3

By |2022-02-04T14:39:17-07:00February 4th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

We have reached week three of the legislative session and continue to make progress in policy discussions with legislators. There was some policy debate on SB 139, Prescription Cost Amendments, sponsored by Sen. Vickers, and it is viewed as a patient friendly bill. It would make prescription drug costs, even those recouped through a pharmaceutical coupon, [...]

14 01, 2022

2022 Legislative Priority: Housing

By |2022-02-01T14:34:45-07:00January 14th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The housing shortage in Utah is leading to record price increases for both renters and homeowners. Our availability of affordable housing was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic because of supply chain disruptions, increased cost of commodities and surging demand due to low interest rates. These facts are underlined by Utah’s growing demand for housing [...]

7 11, 2021

The ABCs of ADUs

By |2021-11-17T22:12:40-07:00November 7th, 2021|Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

There is no one singular solution to Utah’s Housing Crisis. Rather, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute has identified five “best practices” for meeting the housing affordability challenge in Utah. This article will summarize AARP’s guide of the same title, giving clear-cut descriptions of what ADUs are and how they can be utilized. Accessory dwelling [...]

27 10, 2021

What are Preservation Programs?

By |2021-11-17T21:11:29-07:00October 27th, 2021|Policy|0 Comments

There is no one singular solution to Utah’s Housing Crisis. Rather, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute has identified five “best practices” for meeting the housing affordability challenge in Utah. This article will explain what preservation programs are and what incentives encourage their growth. A vital part of closing the housing gap is preserving affordable [...]

19 10, 2021

Zoning Changes: A Counterweight to Housing Price Increases

By |2021-10-14T12:58:50-07:00October 19th, 2021|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

There is no one singular solution to Utah’s Housing Crisis. Rather, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute has identified five “best practices” for meeting the housing affordability challenge in Utah. This article will describe how zoning changes are not only essential for keeping up with market prices but necessary to counterbalance rising housing prices. Until [...]

13 10, 2021

Transit-Oriented Development: Four Birds, One Stone

By |2021-10-14T10:39:48-07:00October 13th, 2021|Blog, Policy|1 Comment

There is no one singular solution to Utah’s Housing Crisis. Rather, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute has identified five “best practices” for meeting the housing affordability challenge in Utah. This article will explain how transit-oriented developments not only increases affordable housing but also decreases transportation costs, is good for the environment and revitalizes neighborhoods. [...]

16 08, 2021

Closing the Housing Gap: Good for Everyone

By |2021-08-17T07:54:48-07:00August 16th, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

Housing is an incredibly important factor in creating stability in a person’s life. Unfortunately, for many, it is especially difficult to obtain housing and the stability that accompanies it. “Historic redlining, mortgage, and other practices have built the inequitable cities we live in,” said Katie McDermott of Daybreak Communities. “In the first half of the [...]

9 08, 2021

Closing the Housing Gap: Good for Families

By |2021-08-17T07:23:29-07:00August 9th, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

Utah’s children are the next generation of leaders. They will be teachers, doctors, and politicians. However, without a place to live, they can’t work or raise families of their own here in our state. That’s why we owe it to our future generations to close the housing gap: so they can stay in Utah and [...]

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