14 02, 2019

3 Benefits to Implementing a Road User Charge

By |2019-02-19T14:24:44-07:00February 14th, 2019|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

For the past two decades, Utah’s gas tax revenue has been steadily declining, due in large part to more fuel efficient vehicles. At the same time, Utah has seen an increase in the number of miles traveled by vehicles. The Salt Lake Chamber has remained firm that users should bear the primary responsibility for funding [...]

1 01, 2019

President’s Message: Addressing Utah’s Growth, All-Hands-On-Deck

By |2019-01-03T19:14:47-07:00January 1st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

2019 is here and for many of us the start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on our past and look toward our future. One area the Salt Lake Chamber will focus on this upcoming year is Utah’s growth, and the impact it will have on our state, cities, neighborhoods and [...]

18 12, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber & Utah Transportation Coalition applaud Utah County for voting in favor of local transportation funding

By |2018-12-19T15:11:24-07:00December 18th, 2018|Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (December 18, 2018) – Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, and Wade Sherman, co-chair of the Utah Transportation Coalition issued the following statement on Utah County’s passage of .25% sales tax for transportation funding: “We applaud the Utah County Commission’s vote today in favor of the fourth-quarter cent [...]

5 12, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber’s Statement on Governor’s 2020 Budget Proposal

By |2018-12-06T12:41:13-07:00December 5th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (Dec. 6, 2018) – Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Herbert’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal: “Utah’s economy is the envy of the nation and the result of fiscal discipline, smart management and forward-thinking decision-making. Throughout our history, [...]

30 11, 2018

The votes have been tallied, now the real work begins

By |2018-11-30T16:07:32-07:00November 30th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

More than two weeks after the polls closed, a winner was announced in the race to represent the people of Utah’s 4th Congressional District.  Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor, Ben McAdams, claimed victory over Representative Mia Love by less than 700 votes. And thus concludes what has been called one of the nastiest races Utah [...]

2 10, 2018

Tenant Demand for Office Parking to Remain Strong in Next Five Years, Despite Rise in Ride Sharing and Anticipation of Autonomous Vehicles, According to a New Survey by CBRE

By |2018-10-02T11:10:51-07:00October 2nd, 2018|Blog, Member News|0 Comments

Salt Lake City – October 2, 2018 – A new report by CBRE suggests that parking ratios in both downtown and suburban office markets around the U.S. and Canada are unlikely to see significant change in the next five years, despite increases in ride sharing and the anticipation of autonomous vehicles. CBRE surveyed a mix of office leasing professionals and office [...]

21 03, 2018

3 Takeaways from the 2018 Transportation Bill

By |2018-03-21T10:46:22-07:00March 21st, 2018|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, 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 [...]

6 12, 2017

Transportation Governance and Funding Task Force: What you didn’t read in the newspaper

By |2017-12-06T13:10:33-07:00December 6th, 2017|Policy|0 Comments

Throughout the summer and fall, the legislature convened a special Transportation Governance and Funding Task Force to take a deep dive into a variety of possible improvements to transportation policy and governance as well as ways to streamline and align investment and funding strategies for Utah’s long-term transportation needs. Members of the task force included [...]

26 07, 2017

Baseline scenario shows congestion, pollution, and constrained job growth for Point of the Mountain

By |2017-07-26T11:48:01-07:00July 26th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

Originally published by Envision Utah, July 26. What will happen at the Point of the Mountain if we follow current trends? The Baseline Scenario for the Point of the Mountain was recently released to the public at last week’s Point of the Mountain Development Commission meeting. We can't predict the future with complete accuracy, but [...]

12 07, 2017

Get to Know the New Utah Transportation Coalition Co-Chairs

By |2017-07-12T15:01:00-07:00July 12th, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

The Utah Transportation Coalition is happy to announce that Sophia DiCaro, Chief Compliance Officer at The Cynosure Group and Wade Sherman, Vice President and Lead Counsel for the Digital Marketing Division at Adobe, will serve as the organization’s 2017-2018 co-chairs. Their expertise and unique perspectives will be valuable to the Coalition as it continues to [...]