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14 01, 2022

2022 Legislative Priorities: Downtown Alliance

By |2022-02-01T15:23:11-07:00January 14th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Downtown Alliance is the Salt Lake Chamber’s downtown partner dedicated to building a dynamic urban center that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. The Alliance is funded, in part, by a special tax assessment on downtown’s commercial properties located between North Temple, 400 South, 600 West and 300 East. Downtown [...]

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 [...]

14 01, 2022

2022 Legislative Priority: Health Care

By |2022-02-01T14:26:32-07:00January 14th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The coronavirus pandemic emphasized the importance of the development of new medical innovations and tested our capacity and resolve to maintain a quality healthcare system for everyone. In no other area has the needs and economics changed more than in the healthcare space. Access to innovative medicines and medical technologies and maintaining affordable quality [...]

14 01, 2022

2022 Legislative Priority: Energy & Environment

By |2022-02-01T14:20:53-07:00January 14th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber advocates for strong education and workforce programs by promoting rigorous educational standards and effective job training systems, all with a goal to preserve the strength of Utah’s greatest economic resource: its workforce. The new economic landscape is one where skill gaps are present and unemployment is extremely low. A current [...]

14 01, 2022

2022 Legislative Priority: Education & Workforce

By |2022-02-01T14:21:47-07:00January 14th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber advocates for strong education and workforce programs by promoting rigorous educational standards and effective job training systems, all with a goal to preserve the strength of Utah’s greatest economic resource: its workforce. The new economic landscape is one where skill gaps are present and unemployment is extremely low. A current [...]

14 01, 2022

2022 Legislative Priority: Diversity & Inclusion

By |2022-02-01T13:58:39-07:00January 14th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Utah’s diversity landscape is growing with a panorama of people joining our communities and adding to the economic success we experience. Our minority communities contribute significantly to Utah’s culture, heritage, entrepreneurship, service and leadership. The Salt Lake Chamber seeks to embody the principles laid out in the Utah Compact on Racial Equity, Diversity and [...]

14 01, 2022

2022 Legislative Priority: Business Climate & Economy

By |2022-02-01T13:49:14-07:00January 14th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Utah’s economy has emerged strong from the uncertainty of the pandemic. Leading organizations have recognized this progress through their rankings. The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report and The Milken Institute have each shined a light on the progress Salt Lake and other cities have made in job creation, economic diversity and [...]

12 03, 2021

Business Watch: 2021 Legislative Session Recap

By |2021-03-12T08:28:04-07:00March 12th, 2021|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The 2021 Utah Legislative Session is behind us, and while we await Governor Cox’s decisions about signing or vetoing bills, here is an update on some of the most significant legislative actions for Utah businesses. The session was an impactful one – this year’s $23.5 billion budget is the largest in state history, with [...]

26 02, 2021

Business Watch: 2021 Legislative Updates – Week 6

By |2021-03-11T14:44:32-07:00February 26th, 2021|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Dear Business Community, The last week of the Utah Legislative Session is always one where some of the most important work is done — 2021 will be no different. Several bills intended to assist small businesses continue to deal with the economic strains of the pandemic are working their way through the process with [...]

19 02, 2021

Business Watch: 2021 Legislative Updates – Week 5

By |2021-03-11T14:39:27-07:00February 19th, 2021|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Dear Business Community, With two weeks left in the 2021 Legislative Session, many of the most significant issues are center stage and will move quickly. This week a number of new and important bills were introduced and many others have made significant steps. Several of the Chamber’s priority bills, including H.B. 80, Data Security [...]

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