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12 02, 2021

Business Community Updates Dashboard to Include State Vaccination Efforts and Downtown Report

By |2021-02-12T11:43:57-07:00February 12th, 2021|Blog, News & Press, Policy|1 Comment

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (February 12, 2021) – The Salt Lake Chamber’s Roadmap to Recovery Coalition, in partnership with the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, has refreshed the Economic Dashboard for January to help business leaders know where Utah sits in the overall recovery. This tool tracks the state’s path to a full and complete [...]

12 01, 2021

Salt Lake Chamber Introduces 2021 Legislative Priorities at Utah Economic Outlook and Public Policy Summit

By |2021-01-13T08:47:30-07:00January 12th, 2021|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (January 12, 2021) – The Salt Lake Chamber hosted the annual Utah Economic Outlook and Public Policy Summit with the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute to release its 2021 legislative priorities. It was the first policy summit to present a framework for both short- and long-term goals of Utah’s business community for [...]

30 07, 2020

Salt Lake Chamber Honors 2020 Business Champions

By |2020-07-30T11:21:56-07:00July 30th, 2020|Blog, News & Press, Policy|Comments Off on Salt Lake Chamber Honors 2020 Business Champions

Utah Business Community Celebrates Pro-Business Legislators Salt Lake City, UT (July 30, 2020) – The Salt Lake Chamber recognized this year’s Business Champions at a virtual awards ceremony held in their honor on July 30, 2020. In total, 94 lawmakers received the Business Champion Award. This award is given to those legislators who supported at [...]

2 07, 2020

Business Community Requests Updated Health Guidelines and Face Mask Requirement to Combat COVID-19

By |2020-07-29T11:26:05-07:00July 2nd, 2020|Blog, News & Press, Policy|3 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (July 2, 2020) -- The Salt Lake Chamber, along with the signatories below, has issued the following statement calling upon state leaders to update health guidelines to combat the coronavirus to include the requirement to wear a face mask in public places when social distancing is not feasible: "As business and [...]

25 06, 2020

Utah Outlook Q2 – Update on Republican Gubernatorial Primary

By |2020-06-25T17:34:14-07:00June 25th, 2020|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

We want to share with you the most recent numbers we have received from our polling firm Dan Jones & Associates. The survey results below include very likely Republican voters AND Unaffiliated and Democrat voters who say they will vote in the 2020 Republican Primary. A Note from Our Pollster: Among those who have not [...]

21 04, 2020

2020 Legislative Special Session Update

By |2020-04-22T07:52:52-07:00April 21st, 2020|2020 Legislative Session, Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Dear Business Community, Last week the Utah Legislature called itself into a Special Session to address issues related to COVID-19. This session was conducted electronically and began Thursday, April 16 at 9:00 am. Legislators met on both Thursday and Friday. The session is convened for 10 days and they can reconvene at any time within [...]

20 03, 2020

2020 Legislative Session Culmination Update

By |2020-03-20T08:10:56-07:00March 20th, 2020|2020 Legislative Session, Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Dear Business Community, The 2020 Legislative Session is officially over. While we have all been focused on protecting our health, families, economy and businesses, since the session ended, we wanted to send out a summary of the major outcomes of this year’s session.    Coronavirus In the last few days of the Legislative Session, legislators appropriated [...]

17 03, 2020

Governor Convenes Economic Response Task Force

By |2020-03-25T16:25:19-07:00March 17th, 2020|Blog, News & Press, Policy|1 Comment

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (MARCH 17, 2020) — Governor Gary R. Herbert convened the first meeting of the Economic Response Task Force, a subcommittee of the COVID-19 Task Force, today as part of his overarching plan to respond decisively to mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus. Leaders in the community attended via teleconference and in [...]

12 03, 2020

Legislature Approves Affordable Housing and Education Sustainment

By |2020-03-12T07:18:05-07:00March 12th, 2020|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The Utah Legislature has passed two bills that support two of the Salt Lake Chamber’s most important priorities — SB 39, Affordable Housing Amendments, sponsored by Senator Jake Anderegg, and HB 357, Public Education Funding Stabilization, sponsored by Representative Robert Spendlove. Both measures are considered necessary by the Chamber to ensure continued economic growth for [...]

6 03, 2020

2020 Legislative Updates: Week Six – March 2-6

By |2020-03-06T16:26:33-07:00March 6th, 2020|2020 Legislative Session, Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Dear Business Community, With four business days left in the 2020 Legislative Session, significant policy decisions including, taxes, budget, infrastructure and housing are still pending.   Legislators have continued to work to address the revenue imbalance in the state budget caused by the constitutional dedication of income tax to education. This week, the Legislature introduced a [...]

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