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, [...]

8 11, 2017

Sydne Jacques: Tackling the Construction Industry’s Workforce Challenges

By |2017-11-09T13:15:41-07:00November 8th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

My childhood definitely influenced my decision to build my business with a focus on the construction industry. I grew up on a farm in Montana. Every Saturday my siblings and I were presented with a list of chores and I would negotiate to get as many of the “outside” jobs as possible. I loved helping [...]

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 [...]