1 03, 2019

President’s Message: Utah needs Computer Science Classes in Every School

By |2019-03-01T11:12:51-07:00March 1st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

Utah’s tech industry is booming. We’re leading the country in technology-based economic development and our tech industry continues to grow faster than any other state in the nation. In order to ensure we have the workforce to sustain this growth, Utah’s business community is championing efforts to ensure all students have access to computer science [...]

14 01, 2019

Nancy Pearce: Powerful steps to improve employee engagement

By |2019-01-16T11:57:42-07:00January 14th, 2019|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace Report, only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs--meaning that they are emotionally invested in committing their time, talent and energy in adding value to their team and advancing the organization’s initiatives. The current business environment and organizations across the globe are faced with more [...]

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 [...]

13 12, 2018

Building Utah: How WGU is helping to address Utah’s workforce needs

By |2018-12-13T10:22:48-07:00December 13th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

Here at the Salt Lake Chamber one of our major priorities has always been education because we know the number one way to create and sustain a qualified workforce is through education. In this episode of Building Utah, we sit down with the new president of Western Governors University, Scott Pulsipher. Pulsipher discusses how WGU [...]

5 10, 2018

VIDEO: Education & Workforce Forum: Connecting Business and Higher Education

By |2018-10-05T11:58:57-07:00October 5th, 2018|Blog, Events, News & Press, Policy|2 Comments

https://youtu.be/rKH4JSllDiw How can business and higher education work together to ensure a well-educated, skilled workforce for the jobs of tomorrow? On October 4, 2018 the Salt Lake Chamber held a panel discussion with five of our exceptional university and college presidents to discuss their vision for the future of Utah's workforce. PANEL: Astrid Tuminez, [...]

4 10, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber hosts Education & Workforce Forum

By |2018-10-08T16:44:52-07:00October 4th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

Connecting business and higher education to build Utah’s future workforce SALT LAKE CITY (October 4, 2018) – Today the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association, along with the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI), hosted the Education & Workforce Forum: Connecting Business and Higher Education. The event, held at Hale Centre Theatre, included a [...]

27 08, 2018

August Interim Committee Recap

By |2018-08-27T10:11:44-07:00August 27th, 2018|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

When it comes to Utah’s legislature, much of the attention focuses on the general session which takes place in January through March each year. While this time is critical to passing the state budget and many other important laws, monthly interim sessions are where the preparation happens and the work gets done before the general [...]

30 07, 2018

Salt Lake City Lands a Top-25 Spot on CBRE’s Annual “Scoring Tech Talent” Report

By |2018-07-30T14:48:13-07:00July 30th, 2018|Blog, Member News, Policy|1 Comment

Report Highlights the Strengths and Opportunities of Salt Lake’s Tech Labor Force Salt Lake City—July 30, 2018—Salt Lake City ranked #22 on CBRE’s sixth-annual “Scoring Tech Talent” report, a comprehensive analysis which ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian markets according to their ability to attract and grow tech talent. Salt Lake City stands out as having the [...]

2 07, 2018

President’s Message: A Vision for the Future

By |2019-01-03T19:17:21-07:00July 2nd, 2018|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

I want to use this month’s President’s Message to share my vision for the Salt Lake Chamber and my vision for the state, capital city and business community. As you know, the Chamber is capital city in name and statewide in mission. That mission is to be the voice of business, and this voice is [...]

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 [...]