23 09, 2016

2016 Washington, D.C. Trip Day 4

By |2017-03-07T15:06:36-07:00September 23rd, 2016|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Each year the Salt Lake Chamber visits Washington, D.C. with business, community and state leaders. This trip represents a unique opportunity to connect local leaders to members of our federal delegation and the nation’s capitol. Here are the highlights from the final day of the 2016 edition of the trip: Hail to the Chiefs: A [...]

17 06, 2016

UBR: June 13-17

By |2017-03-07T15:06:39-07:00June 17th, 2016|UBR|0 Comments

June 13, 2016 2016 is a landmark year for elections. Nearly every office on the federal, state and local levels will be on the ballot. The Utah business community needs to engage in this year’s election cycle. The private sector drives innovation and powers the economy while government makes public policy. A strong relationship between [...]

9 12, 2015

Governor’s FY2017 Budget Proposal

By |2017-03-07T15:06:47-07:00December 9th, 2015|Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, News & Press, Policy, Prosperity 2020, Statements|0 Comments

Salt Lake Chamber issues the following statement: SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 9, 2015) – Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Herbert’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal: Utah’s robust economy is the envy of the nation and announcements this week of strong revenue growth demonstrate our [...]

14 09, 2015

Improving the Economic State of Utah Through Education

By |2017-03-07T15:06:50-07:00September 14th, 2015|Blog, Policy, Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

Diagnostic #1: Gross Domestic Product (GDP) GDP in Utah. While Utah’s GDP has been growing at a significant rate (3.8% in 2013), it is still the 19th lowest in the country.[1] Utah’s GDP growth to date has been primarily fueled by durable goods manufacturing, finance/insurance, and retail. Industries such as real estate, agriculture, mining, and [...]

7 07, 2015

“When the chamber speaks, the government and our community should listen.” – Gov. Gary Herbert

By |2017-03-07T15:06:52-07:00July 7th, 2015|Events, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

On Tuesday, June 30th, the Salt Lake Chamber held its Annual Governor’s Mansion Reception with the Salt Lake Chamber Board. Attendees for the event included Circle–Level Members of the Salt Lake Chamber, Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, and Utah Governor Gary Herbert. Following a brief reception, both Lane Beattie and [...]

24 06, 2015

The Passage of Trade Promotion Authority is Critical for Utah’s Economy

By |2017-03-07T15:06:52-07:00June 24th, 2015|Infrastructure and Transportation, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (June 24, 2015) – The Salt Lake Chamber issued the following statement after congress authorized Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). “The passage of TPA will be critical for Utah’s economy, promoting exports, spurring economic growth, and creating jobs,” said Lane Beattie, President and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber Utah. “Utah is a trade state, [...]

2 06, 2015

Utah Economist Weighs in on Minimum Wage Debate

By |2015-10-21T15:30:21-07:00June 2nd, 2015|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Article by Spencer Ricks originally published by KSL.com on Friday, May 29, 2015. "But raising the minimum wage in Utah will not be without consequences, said Natalie Gochnour, chief economist for the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce. Gochnour said an increase in Utah’s minimum wage is unlikely to happen before the federal minimum wage is [...]

27 05, 2015

Utahns’ Confidence in Present Economic Situation Reaches Record High

By |2017-03-07T15:06:53-07:00May 27th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

This article was originally published on utahbusiness.com. You can read their article here. Salt Lake City – The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) increased 5.8 points to 111.4 in May. Sentiment about the present situation and expectations for the next six months both improved, and the CAI currently sits 15.2 points higher than its [...]

18 05, 2015

Utah Launches Nation’s First Comprehensive Economic Development Map

By |2017-03-07T15:06:54-07:00May 18th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY-- Today, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) launched a premier interactive economic development map, now available online at locate.utah.gov. Locate.utah.gov is the first site of its kind and will be a key tool in helping businesses find the critical information they need to make [...]

17 01, 2015

Landing New Industry Jobs for Utah

By |2017-03-07T15:06:58-07:00January 17th, 2015|Backman Years, Chamber History|0 Comments

For many years before the state formally organized economic development efforts, it was often the Chamber that served as a key promoter of Utah business. Gus P. Backman, the Chamber of Commerce of Salt Lake City’s executive secretary, played a pivotal role, particularly during the industrial boom surrounding World War II in the 1940s. For [...]