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

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 [...]

Making Utah a Better Place for Women by Exploring the Legacy of our Past

When we talk about economic prosperity, a portion of the conversation typically involves the importance of improving our workforce diversity in the state, including the need to enhance leadership opportunities for women. Popularizing Utah Women’s History Recently, I came across Better Days 2020, a Utah non-profit focused on women’s advocacy. [...]

Legislative Session Yields Long-Term Solutions for Utah

The Utah State Legislature passed some significant measures this year that will have a long-term impact on our economic prosperity. I had the opportunity to chat with Sen. Stuart Adams about some of the most prominent measures from the legislative session. 2018 Legislation One measure created an inland port authority, [...]