29 03, 2018

5 Workforce Wins from the 2018 Session

By |2018-03-29T07:42:22-07:00March 29th, 2018|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

The 2018 Legislative Session is behind us, but the positive impacts for our economy and business community will be felt for years to come. In the next several weeks, we will break down some of the most impactful pieces of legislation the Chamber supported over the 45 day session, share insights about the process and [...]

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 [...]

14 07, 2017

UBR: July 10-14

By |2017-07-06T08:06:00-07:00July 14th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

July 10, 2017 After each General Session, the Utah Legislature meets to discuss relevant items of significance during Interim Sessions. The Salt Lake Chamber’s public policy team actively tracks this process and helps navigate study items on behalf of members and the broader business community. Currently, the Transportation Governance and Funding Task Force is exploring [...]

9 03, 2017

Utah County’s Economy Continues to Thrive

By |2017-03-09T10:26:08-07:00March 9th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Utah is no stranger when it comes to accolades and honors, most recently the Provo-Orem metropolitan area came out on top as the fastest growing area in the nation by the Brookings Institution. The comprehensive study examined metropolitan area growth from 2010-2015, overall prosperity and inclusion to gain insight into key areas of the economy. [...]

30 01, 2017

Talent Ready Utah: Connecting Business with Education

By |2017-03-07T15:06:30-07:00January 30th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

During his State of the State address last week, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a “major collaboration called Talent Ready Utah” to “expand career opportunities statewide by increasing the number of business and education partnerships.” The push is aimed at connecting business with education to better prepare Utah’s workforce for the nation’s [...]