15 05, 2019

Infrastructure Week: The Golden Spike is One Example

By |2019-05-13T19:46:32-07:00May 15th, 2019|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Member News, Policy|0 Comments

By Theresa Foxley, president and CEO, Economic Development Corporation of Utah You’ll have seen a lot written last week about Utah’s role in one of our country’s most historic milestones: the completion of the transcontinental railroad. And for good reason! While it’s easy to take for granted our ability to move goods, people, and ideas [...]

16 05, 2018

Infrastructure Week with Andrew Gruber

By |2018-05-16T11:49:02-07:00May 16th, 2018|Blog, Podcast, Policy|1 Comment

Infrastructure Week is a national week of events meant to educate and elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting America’s economy and our nation’s future. In this episode of Building Utah, we're joined by Andrew Gruber, Executive Director at Wasatch Front Regional Council, to talk about what's being done in Utah on a state and [...]

14 05, 2018

Building Utah: Infrastructure Week with Rep. Brad Wilson

By |2018-05-14T07:10:36-07:00May 14th, 2018|Blog, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

Infrastructure Week is a national week of events meant to educate and elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting America’s economy and our nation’s future. In this episode of Building Utah, we're joined by Rep. Brad Wilson to talk about what's being done in Utah on a state and local level to encourage smart growth [...]

22 05, 2017

Experts Tell Business Leaders It’s Time to Build in Utah

By |2017-05-22T09:52:26-07:00May 22nd, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

Friday, May 19th marked the end of National Infrastructure Week 2017. This year, Utah celebrated in a big way by hosting Time to Build Utah at the Salt Lake Chamber, and Speaker Greg Hughes participated on a panel at the national event in Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Chamber. The Chamber proudly hosted business and community [...]

19 05, 2017

UBR: May 15-19

By |2017-05-10T11:07:07-07:00May 19th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

May 15, 2017 It’s Infrastructure Week. A national week elevating infrastructure investment as a critical issue that impacts all Americans. Infrastructure Matters - In big ways and in small, to our country, our economy, our quality of life, our safety and our communities. It matters to the goods we ship and the companies that make [...]

21 04, 2017

Time to Build: Infrastructure Week Preview

By |2017-04-26T08:31:49-07:00April 21st, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

Roads, bridges, rails, ports, airports, pipes, the power grid, broadband… it is all infrastructure. It affects our daily commutes and our summer vacations. Infrastructure determines if we can drink water straight from our taps and flush our toilets. It brings electricity into our homes and factories. According to a 2015 study, Utah faces an astounding [...]

20 05, 2016

Infrastructure Week: Investment in Infrastructure Creates Immeasurable Benefits

By |2017-03-07T15:06:40-07:00May 20th, 2016|Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

America’s greatest transportation project ever – the Transcontinental Railroad – was completed right here in Utah. Businessmen, politicians, clergy and hundreds of workers gathered May 10, 1869, along a stretch of Utah desert as the ceremonial last spike was driven at Promontory Summit to connect the country’s east and west.  The event, in which the [...]

20 05, 2016

Infrastructure Week: Impact of Infrastructure Proven with the Salt Lake International Airport

By |2017-03-07T15:06:40-07:00May 20th, 2016|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

First impressions are important. Despite Utah’s world-renowned natural beauty, we often overlook the impressions that 22 million people receive from Utah annually—through its airport. This week the Salt Lake Chamber’s Utah Transportation Coalition is joining other transportation leaders around the nation for Infrastructure Week, recognizing the importance of infrastructure and that it encompasses more than [...]

19 05, 2016

Infrastructure Week: Mountain Accord Works Toward Solutions to Improve Transit Infrastructure on Utah Canyon Roads

By |2017-03-07T15:06:40-07:00May 19th, 2016|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

This past winter, the problems of dependence on single-driver cars on Northern Utah’s mountain roads resulted in a record number of traffic jams and canyon closures as skiers flocked to enjoy this season’s frequent powder days. The “Red Snake,” as some drivers call the line of brake lights crawling up the canyons, became an all-too [...]

18 05, 2016

Infrastructure Week: Broadband, Creative Disruption for a Better Economy

By |2017-03-07T15:06:41-07:00May 18th, 2016|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

Technology forces society to advance, adapt, and evolve.  Whether we accept change with open arms or protest in discomfort, at the end of the day, innovation is eminent.  Images of the Industrial Revolution seemed to capture the unstoppable force of technology perfectly: steel, machines, railroads, and massive technologies were the epitome of strength.  Today, when [...]