Utah Prosperity Project2018-07-18T14:18:00+00:00

The votes have been tallied, now the real work begins

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 [...]

Building a Prosperous Business Starts with Building Up People

On the heels of National Manufacturing Day, I had the opportunity to visit one of Utah’s largest medical device manufacturers—Merit Medical. As I walked through the halls of Merit’s expansive South Jordan campus I wasn’t just struck by its size, but more so the ability of the company’s Chairman, CEO [...]

The “Unconventional” Leader: Dr. Deneece Huftalin

If you've never been to a Salt Lake Community College commencement ceremony, you're missing out, says SLCC President Dr. Deneece Huftalin. Sure, there are horns blowing and confetti raining down on the large crowds that gather at the Maverik Center, but the real excitement, Huftalin says, is written on the [...]

Don’t call it a redesign: Utah is getting an entirely new airport and with it unlimited opportunity

If you follow the winding white lines past Terminals 1 and 2, it’s hard to miss the new behemoth rising above Salt Lake City International Airport. While the new traffic pattern prevents you from stopping too long to take a look at what’s taking shape, you know it’s something big. [...]

Prosperity Project 2.0: A New Chapter Begins

I recently started a new position as the President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. While I have been involved with the Salt Lake Chamber for many years, taking on this new role has opened my eyes to the Chamber’s expansive reach. From programs to policy issues and collaborative [...]

Utah Prepares to Transform Population Challenges Into Opportunities

Over the years, I’ve learned that you can start some amazing conversations with the phrase, “Here’s a question for you…” I used that phrase recently to start a conversation with Kristen Cox, executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. It’s safe to say her office is the [...]