23 05, 2019

Buy Local: It’s Good for Your Health and the Economy

By |2019-05-23T09:40:21-07:00May 23rd, 2019|Prosperity Project|0 Comments

This month marks the return of local summer farmers markets. This increasingly popular way of getting fresh, local food to the dinner table is not only good for your health, but it’s also good for the local economy and it’s driving the growth that we’re seeing in Utah’s agriculture industry. According to the 2017 Agriculture [...]

20 12, 2018

The Olympics: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

By |2018-12-20T11:30:25-07:00December 20th, 2018|Blog, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

Utah got its Christmas gift a little early this year. Last week, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced it had selected Salt Lake City to bid on a future Winter Games, putting the capital city into the international competition to host another Winter Olympics, likely in 2030. The announcement may not have come as [...]

19 07, 2018

Prosperity Project 2.0: A New Chapter Begins

By |2018-07-19T10:28:57-07:00July 19th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|1 Comment

I recently started a new position as the President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. While I have been involved with the Salt Lake Chamber for many years, taking on this new role has opened my eyes to the Chamber’s expansive reach. From programs to policy issues and collaborative efforts with other organizations, the [...]

21 05, 2018

Utah Prepares to Transform Population Challenges Into Opportunities

By |2018-07-18T12:45:56-07:00May 21st, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

Over the years, I’ve learned that you can start some amazing conversations with the phrase, “Here’s a question for you…” I used that phrase recently to start a conversation with Kristen Cox, executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. It’s safe to say her office is the confluence for all state budget [...]

26 04, 2018

Making Utah a Better Place for Women by Exploring the Legacy of our Past

By |2018-07-18T12:43:48-07:00April 26th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

When we talk about economic prosperity, a portion of the conversation typically involves the importance of improving our workforce diversity in the state, including the need to enhance leadership opportunities for women. Popularizing Utah Women’s History Recently, I came across Better Days 2020, a Utah non-profit focused on women’s advocacy. It’s CEO, Neylan McBaine, pointed [...]

22 03, 2018

Legislative Session Yields Long-Term Solutions for Utah

By |2018-07-18T12:41:44-07:00March 22nd, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

The Utah State Legislature passed some significant measures this year that will have a long-term impact on our economic prosperity. I had the opportunity to chat with Sen. Stuart Adams about some of the most prominent measures from the legislative session. 2018 Legislation One measure created an inland port authority, which will be a catalyst [...]

18 01, 2018

Finding A Solution for Clear Air in Utah

By |2018-07-18T12:39:20-07:00January 18th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

You may not equate economic prosperity with air quality, but you should. Air quality is an important economic issue. Poor air quality hinders corporate relocation efforts, places additional regulatory burdens on businesses, increases health care costs and puts Utah’s federal highway funding at risk. Improving our air quality is essential to maintaining Utah’s quality of [...]

17 11, 2017

Stimulating Economic Growth Through Corporate Recruitment

By |2018-07-18T12:36:29-07:00November 17th, 2017|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

With all the news about Utah competing to win Amazon’s second HQ, this is a good time to look behind the scenes at how corporate recruitment enhances Utah’s economic prosperity. To get a better understanding of how Utah approaches corporate recruitment I reached out to EDCUtah President and CEO, Theresa Foxley. One of the important [...]

26 10, 2017

Ensuring Utah’s Greatest Economic Strength Doesn’t Become its Greatest Weakness

By |2018-07-18T12:36:35-07:00October 26th, 2017|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

Utah’s super-hot economy is a two-edged sword. New and expanding businesses are creating jobs faster than we can fill them, which is a great problem to have, unless you are an expanding business that can’t find the workers you need to sustain your expansion. Failing to meet the labor force needs of Utah businesses can [...]