7 03, 2016

Some Bright Spots, but Utah Still Falling Short on National Education Rankings

By |2017-03-07T15:06:43-07:00March 7th, 2016|Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

Occasional Paper – Vol: 3 As Utah continues its efforts to attract strong companies with high-wage jobs to the state, it needs to pay attention to its standing on national education rankings, which business leaders and families typically examine carefully as they contemplate relocation. While Utah’s current performance on K-12 and higher education measures does [...]

26 02, 2016

UBR: Feb 22-26

By |2017-03-07T15:06:45-07:00February 26th, 2016|Policy, UBR|0 Comments

February 22, 2016 Every year the Salt Lake Chamber publishes the magazine, Life in Utah. This magazine is the premier lifestyle, relocation, resident and visitor guide for the Beehive State. Whether you live here, or are just in town for a quick visit, you probably realize that our state is unlike any other. We are not [...]

22 10, 2015

Business Community Issues Report Card of Utah’s Legislative Efforts to Take the State Into the Top Ten in the Nation in Education

By |2017-03-07T15:06:49-07:00October 22nd, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy, Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

Prosperity 2020 and Education First are calling on education and policy leaders to focus on the plan's objectives to assure the state’s ongoing prosperity SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 22, 2015 – A packed Salt Lake Chamber board room heard principals of Prosperity 2020 and Education First present a 2015 Prosperity Through Education Report Card highlighting the [...]

8 07, 2015

Lesson Learned: Boost Educational Achievement to Ensure A Competitive Advantage

By |2017-03-07T15:06:52-07:00July 8th, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

It’s no secret that Utah is among the best states for business. Again and again, Utah has been recognized because of our thriving economy, strong job growth and excellent fiscal management. Last week, in fact, CNBC ranked Utah as the #3 state for business. (See Governor Herbert’s blog post for CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business.) The [...]

1 07, 2015

Rising Tuition Costs and the Need for a Talented Workforce

By |2017-03-07T15:06:52-07:00July 1st, 2015|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care|0 Comments

By Shuktika Maheshwari, Matt Lusty, & Marisa Bomis Tuition is Rising Over the past few years, tuition cost has become a matter of concern for the nation. Economics reporter John W. Schoen of CNBC.com says  “since 1971, tuition has risen six percent more than inflation, forcing more and more students to take higher amount of [...]

11 06, 2015

Congratulations Class of 2015!

By |2017-03-07T15:06:52-07:00June 11th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

More than 35,000 Utah students reached the pinnacle of the public education experience by graduating from high school this year. Congratulations to all of them and to those that supported them in their journey! Graduation from high school is a significant accomplishment. It puts students on the path to continued successes. High school completion is [...]

28 05, 2015

Utah’s Education Needs – Planning for the Long-Term

By |2017-03-07T15:06:53-07:00May 28th, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Original post written by Shuktika Maheshwari The Education Interim Committee of the Utah Legislature met last week focusing on a statewide plan for education. While transportation, water and other important community investments have a long tradition of developing plans looking decades into the future, Utah’s education system has not benefitted from a long-range plan that drives [...]

8 05, 2015

Prosperity Through Education

By |2017-03-07T15:06:55-07:00May 8th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

Utah recognizes the economic benefit of a well-educated workforce. Prosperity through Education, the five-year statewide plan for education, points to research that shows that a person’s earning power and society’s wealth are tied to educational achievement. The plan calls for taking Utah to the top 10 states in the nation for percentage of adults with [...]