ABOUT THE SUMMIT

The Salt Lake Chamber and Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute’s 2021 Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit on January 12, 2021 at the Grand America Hotel is the state’s premier economic forecasting and public policy event that is attended by policy and academic thought leaders from across the state.

The Summit presents an unrivaled opportunity for attendees, virtually and in-person, to gain insights on the future of Utah’s economy and the business community’s policy priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

While Utah is experiencing many of the same challenges as the rest of the country and the world, Utah’s leaders are focused on both our short-term recovery and our long-term growth and strength. This year’s Summit will focus on Utah’s current economic state and the ways in which the political landscape will help shape the economic future of the state and country.

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LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Governor Spencer J. Cox
State of Utah

A sixth-generation Utahn and the oldest child of eight children, Governor Cox was born and raised in Fairview. He successfully ran for and served as a city councilman, mayor, county commissioner and state legislator before being appointed to serve as Utah’s lieutenant governor in 2013. Cox has been making the four-hour daily commute to Salt Lake City for the past seven years.

As a candidate, Cox delivered a positive message and a promise to bring Utahns together in purpose and in service to one another. He campaigned as a listener, a doer and an advocate for all Utahns, and as governor, Spencer will make good on those promises.

SPEAKERS

Pres. J. Stuart Adams

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Neil Bradley

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Silvia Castro

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Amanda Covington

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Rep. John Curtis

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Phil Dean

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Sophia DiCaro

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Natalie Gochnour

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Jonathan Hafen

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Dan Hemmert

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Sen. Mike Lee

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Derek Miller

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Rep. Ann Millner

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Rep. Blake Moore

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Rep. Burgess Owens

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Rep. Val Peterson

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Sen. Mitt Romney

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Jacey Skinner

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Rep. Chris Stewart

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Rep. Brad Wilson

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AGENDA

8:00 AM
DOORS OPEN

8:30 – 8:55 AM
WHAT WE SHOULD EXPECT FROM THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
Neil Bradley, EVP and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

8:55 – 9:35 AM
FEDERAL COVID-19 ECONOMIC RESPONSE PANEL
Senator Mike Lee
Senator Mitt Romney
Congressman John Curtis
Congressman Blake Moore
Congressman Burgess Owens
Congressman Chris Stewart

9:35 – 9:45 AM
SALT LAKE CHAMBER 2021 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
Derek Miller, President and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
BREAK

10:00 – 10:45 AM
UTAH LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP’S AGENDA AND PRIORITIES PANEL
President Stuart Adams, Senate President, Utah Senate
Speaker Brad Wilson, Speaker of the House, Utah House of Representatives
Senator Ann Millner, Utah Senate Majority Whip
Representative Val Peterson, Utah House of Representatives Majority Assistant Whip
Jacey Skinner, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Public Policy, Salt Lake Chamber

10:45 – 10:55 AM
UTAH ECONOMIC REPORT
Natalie Gochnour, Associate Dean, David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and Director, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

10:55 – 11:40 AM
2021 ECONOMIC ISSUES PANEL
Silvia Castro, Executive Director, Suazo Business Center
Phil Dean, Co-Chair, Utah Economic Council
Sophia DiCaro, Incoming Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget
Dan Hemmert, Incoming Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development

11:40 AM – 11:55 AM
BREAK

11:55 AM – 12:15 PM
LUNCH BEGINS

12:15 – 12:25 PM
ECONOMIC REPORT PRESENTATION TO GOVERNOR
Utah Economic Council

12:25 – 1:00 PM
LUNCHEON KEYNOTE
Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox

1:00 PM
ADJOURN