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PUBLIC POLICY GUIDE
2016As Utah’s business leader, we stand as the voice of business, we support
our members’ success and ...
Introduction
1
Business Climate,
Taxes and Regulation
5
Economic Development,
Jobs and Growth
9
Education, Workforce
and H...
W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 1
Dear Fellow Utahns,
Utah’s economy is in an exceptionally strong position. Throughout ...
Utah’s Economy
at a Crossroads
Once again, the best state for business begins the year with significant economic momentum....
W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 3
The Agenda to Unleash Utah’s Economic Potential
We believe a purposeful, engaged and a...
Business Climate,
Taxes & Regulation
Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com
W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 5
BUSINESS CLIMATE, TAXES AND REGULATION STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES
n	 Ingredients for succ...
S A LT L A K E C H A M B E R 2 0 1 6 P U B L I C P O L I C Y G U I D E6
BUSINESS CLIMATE, TAXES & REGULATION
Utah’s rule m...
Federal reform
We must instill greater accountability in federal regulations
that often present the major regulatory cost ...
Economic Development,
Entrepreneurship &
Innovation
Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com
W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 9
	 Utahcanremainontheleading-edgeofjobcreationbyleveraging
transformational investments...
S A LT L A K E C H A M B E R 2 0 1 6 P U B L I C P O L I C Y G U I D E10
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENUERSHIP & INNOVA...
2016 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION POLICY PRIORITIES
n	 Data-driven policy – We support strengthen...
Education,Workforce
& Health Care
Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com
W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 13
EDUCATION STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES
n	 Innovation, accountability and investment – We s...
S A LT L A K E C H A M B E R 2 0 1 6 P U B L I C P O L I C Y G U I D E14
E D U C A T I O N , W O R K F O R C E & H E A L T...
W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 15
2016 EDUCATION PUBLIC POLICY PRIORITIES (Continued)
n	 Merit-based compensation – We ...
Infrastructure
& Transportation
Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com
W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 17
	 Government has a proper, even crucial, role in providing
good infrastructure. Nothi...
S A LT L A K E C H A M B E R 2 0 1 6 P U B L I C P O L I C Y G U I D E18
The Utah Transportation Coalition is a group of b...
W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 19
Source: 2013 Economic Analysis, GSBS Richman Consulting
23,919
Full-time jobs created...
Natural Resources
& Environment
Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com
W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 21
	 Utah’s unique natural resources, wholesome environment and
strategic positioning as...
S A LT L A K E C H A M B E R 2 0 1 6 P U B L I C P O L I C Y G U I D E22
NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
Businesses are al...
W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 23
2016 CLEAN AIR POLICY PRIORITIES
n	 Public awareness and research – We support effort...
The Salt Lake Chamber honors legislators who support a pro-economy and pro-business agenda with the title
of “Business Cha...
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Principles, Positions and Priorities –
What is the Difference?
n	 Principles – The ba...
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World Trade Center Utah Board of Directors
Foundi...
W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 27
Greg Reed, Security Service Federal Credit
Union
Heidi Ruster, American Red Cross - G...
S A LT L A K E C H A M B E R 2 0 1 6 P U B L I C P O L I C Y G U I D E28
Immigration Advisory Committee
Chair: Timothy M. ...
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Energy and Minerals Task Force
Co-Chair: Cindy Crane, Rocky Mountain
Power
Co-Chair: ...
SALT LAKE CHAMBER 2015-2016 BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Kim Abrams, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Don H. Adams, Bear River Mutual Insurance
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  1. 1. PUBLIC POLICY GUIDE 2016As Utah’s business leader, we stand as the voice of business, we support our members’ success and we champion community prosperity.
  2. 2. Introduction 1 Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation 5 Economic Development, Jobs and Growth 9 Education, Workforce and Health Care 13 Infrastructure and Transportation 17 Natural Resources and Environment 21 Business Champions 24 Policy Stakeholders 25 STATEMENT ON CIVILITY The Salt Lake Chamber believes civility must be a guiding value in public discourse. We commit ourselves to respectful discourse in the public square and pledge to do our part to promote civil society. “We invite elected officials, community leaders, members of the media and all Utahns to join us in advancing polite and civil discourse. I have no doubt that our public policies will be better if we develop them with civility.” — Lane Beattie, President and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber U T A H ’ S B U S I N E S S L E A D E R The Salt Lake Chamber is a statewide chamber of commerce representing more than 8,000 businesses,whichemploynearlyhalf theworkforce of our state. We are a capital city chamber with a statewide mission and reach. The Chamber works as Utah’s business leader to stand as the voice of business, support our members’ success and champion community prosperity. More than 8,000 businesses represented More than 500,000 employees represented Members in all 29 counties represented S T A N D S U P P O R T C H A M P I O N The Salt Lake Chamber Executive Board unanimously approved the principles, positions, priorities and key initiatives on Dec. 8, 2015. T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S
  3. 3. W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 1 Dear Fellow Utahns, Utah’s economy is in an exceptionally strong position. Throughout the country we are lauded and envied as the “best state for business.” Our unparalleled quality of life and presence as a growing national and global business destination affirm the opportunities that our state provides as the best place to live, work, learn and play. This is no accident. Utah’s civic and elected officials have made purposeful decisions and demonstrated economic leadership. Our renowned culture of collaboration has also been vital in addressing the challenges of an increasingly competitive global economy. Utah is now at a crossroads that will require tapping the hallmarks of our current success. Among our most pressing challenges are failing to meet employers’ workforce needs and mounting pressures on our premier business climate. Additionally, we must make generationally significant decisions regarding several key capital investments. The path we choose to address these challenges and opportunities will either stall or accelerate our current momentum. As Utah’s business leader, the Salt Lake Chamber believes we should leverage this crossroads to unleash our state’s industrious workforce, entrepreneurial spirit and innovative talents. The 2016 Public Policy Guide outlines these pressing challenges and our agenda to solve them. The guide also lays out the business community’s vision on key issues through principles, positions and priorities. This publication embodies our mission to stand as the voice of business, to support our members’ success and to champion community prosperity. We invite Utah’s elected officials to review the principled positions and strategic initiatives within this guide and join us in unleashing Utah’s economic potential. Lane Beattie Lori Chillingworth President and CEO Chair
  4. 4. Utah’s Economy at a Crossroads Once again, the best state for business begins the year with significant economic momentum. Utah’s job growth ranks among the top states in the country, unemployment is at a seven-year low and businesses have added over 200,000 jobs since the recession. Our state also has an emerging reputation as a technology and advanced-manufacturing hub, with a dynamic downtown and an increasingly diversified economy. Our success is a result of taking advantage of challenges and opportunities for growth. Today, we again face several key decisions that will either stall or accelerate our current momentum. The choices we make will determine Utah’s future economic success across the spectrum of industries and interests. We must strategically address this crossroads in order to realize our state’s true economic potential. Challenges and Opportunities for Utah’s Future Growth: UNTAPPED POTENTIAL Many industries are already impacted by a lack of hourly and skilled talent as a result of a vibrant economy. There is untapped potential throughout our state that can provide a highly creative, diverse, productive and industrious workforce. This pressing labor shortage should also serve as a warning sign to the future constraints on our economy from an under-qualified workforce. WORK IN PROGRESS Utah’sbusinessleadersareincreasingly concerned that the combination of burdensome regulations, an outdated tax structure and increasing energy prices could stymie future economic growth. Our exemplary business climate may easily deteriorate from a sense of complacency leading to an underperforming economy. GENERATIONAL DECISIONS Utah has a strong history of making disciplined, strategic and significant capital investments that serve as a catalyst to lasting prosperity. Generational decisions on several rare opportunities of significant economic potential are now being made. If not handled advantageously, these opportunities could be squandered and impair future growth. 1 2 3
  5. 5. W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 3 The Agenda to Unleash Utah’s Economic Potential We believe a purposeful, engaged and active statewide business community plays a vital role in Utah’s prosperity. As the state’s business leader, we support the following strategies, policies and investments to unleash our state’s economic potential for generations to come. PROVIDING A WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTURE n Endowing prosperity – Now, more than ever, education is the surest path to economic success. We support implementing innovative, accountable and targeted investments through the “Prosperity Through Education” plan which will elevate our educational outcomes to be globally competitive. n Action on immigration – Congress must act to fix America’s broken immigration system through reforms consistent with the principles of the Utah Compact. This must include national visa reform such as the bipartisan I-Squared Act, which is a concrete solution to meeting our state’s current talent shortage. n Women in the economy – Unleashing the potential of women’s leadership is critical for economic growth. We support efforts that promote women in the workforce to meet our current talent shortage, including the ElevateHER Challenge and the Women in the Economy Commission, among many others. n Empowering Utah’s heroes – Utah’s veterans, National Guard and active duty service members are a distinct economic asset. We support efforts to meet our current talent shortage through tapping their expertise, talent and leadership. n Retraining talent – A modern economy has left many Utahns displaced from career employment. Additionally, too many capable Utahns are left without employment opportunities because of criminal history. We support recent criminal justice reforms, as well as public and private sector programs that retrain and empower individuals to achieve renewed opportunity through employment. n Investing in people – A healthy workforce is necessary for a productive economy. We support efforts to address our state’s critical homelessness issue and encourage statesmanship to develop a Utah solution to the Medicaid coverage gap. ENHANCING UTAH’S PREMIER BUSINESS CLIMATE n Comprehensive tax reform – Federal and state tax reform must be addressed. We support a complete review of all existing taxes and fees, as well as strategic incremental reforms, including Congress acting on a solution for the collection of remote sales and use taxes. n Smarter regulation – Our federal, state and local regulatory structures must be modernized with smart regulation reforms. This should include efforts at all levels to reduce the regulatory burden on business, remove outdated or outmoded regulations, improve data-driven decision-making and ensure regulators abide by overarching principles and performance metrics. n Competitive edge – A solid foundation for broader economic growth includes competitive energy prices. We support efforts to enhance access to competitively priced energy as a key driver of our economic competitiveness. MAKING TRANSFORMATIVE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS n Downtown rising – The long-term health and prosperity of downtown Salt Lake City is a benefit to our entire state. We will encourage significant public and private developments that enhance downtown as the primary location for business, creativity and culture. n Prison properties – The Draper and Salt Lake City sites have the potential to foster new economic engines for our state. We will work with key partners to develop and champion strategic development decisions through disciplined planning and investments at both sites to positively impact Utah’s economy for decades. n Flight plan – Salt Lake City International Airport is an extraordinary asset to Utah’s economy. We will continue to champion the $1.8 billion terminal redevelopment as a major investment in our state’s global competitiveness. n Downtown innovation district – Utah must continue to invest in our ability to grow in ways that align with disruptive economic forces. We will join with key partners to develop an innovation district in Utah’s urban center where leading-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators and accelerators. n Infrastructure needs – Utah’s roads, bridges, public transit, utility lines and existing water infrastructure all require attention if our economy is to continue to thrive. We support disciplined planning and proactive investment in our economic backbones. Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com 1 2 3
  6. 6. Business Climate, Taxes & Regulation Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com
  7. 7. W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 5 BUSINESS CLIMATE, TAXES AND REGULATION STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES n Ingredients for success – We believe low taxes, effective regulation, top-notch infrastructure, a talented workforce, competitive energy prices and a well-managed, limited government create the environment for economic success. BUSINESS CLIMATE, TAXES AND REGULATION POLICY POSITIONS n Tax policy – We support tax policies that strengthen Utah’s economy and properly balance tax simplicity, efficiency, fairness, revenue sufficiency and transparency. n No general tax increase – We oppose increases in income, sales or property taxes that are not supported by the public. n Collection of remote sales and use taxes – We support a simplified regulatory framework under which remote sellers collect and remit taxes already owed by individual buyers to the State. We believe Congress should enact federal legislation which provides for fairness and certainty in the marketplace, as well as ease of compliance for remote sellers. The Chamber’s full statement of principles is available at www.slchamber.com n Regulation – Regulation has an important role in our economy, creating a level playing field for business while protecting public safety and the environment. A modern, balanced and transparent regulatory system gives businesses the confidence they need to hire, invest and innovate. We support regulations that encourage capital investment, remove uncertainty, improve transparency, reduce the burden on business and protect the public and the environment. n Alcohol regulation – We support the regulation of alcohol that satisfies public demand, ensures public safety, discourages underage drinking and supports a welcoming and hospitable climate for tourism and business recruitment efforts. 2016 BUSINESS CLIMATE, TAXES AND REGULATION POLICY PRIORITIES n Comprehensive tax reform and fiscal flexibility – We believe that federal and state tax reform must be addressed. We will actively work with elected leaders to find the best process, approach and options for meaningful tax reform, including a complete review of all existing taxes and fees, while preserving legislative flexibility for future appropriations. n Repeal of the federal medical device tax – Medical device manufacturing companies play a vital role in Utah’s innovation economy. We support the repeal of the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax on gross revenue that was passed in the Affordable Care Act, as it impedes American innovation that creates jobs and saves lives. n Downtown development – We encourage policies and investments that support downtown Salt Lake City’s role as a vibrant and diverse regional urban center. This includes supporting the most efficient process, ordinances and business regulations that encourage economic development. n Statewide non-discrimination ordinance – We support the standardized statewide non-discrimination legislation passed in 2015, which protects against employment and housing discrimination while guaranteeing protections for religious liberty. Utah is now a more welcoming place for all employees. n First Amendment rights – We support policy efforts to ensure individuals, businesses and organizations are not restricted in exercising their First Amendment rights. Complacency and good intentions could easily erode Utah’s premier business climate. Let’s make business simpler and foster our free enterprise economy.” Chris Gamvroulas, President, Ivory Development Public Policy Chair, Salt Lake Chamber
  8. 8. S A LT L A K E C H A M B E R 2 0 1 6 P U B L I C P O L I C Y G U I D E6 BUSINESS CLIMATE, TAXES & REGULATION Utah’s rule making process is a cut above the rest. However, there is room for improvement. Improving the Best State for Business Gov. Herbert has designated 35+ Utah cities as “Business Friendly Communities” for: n Reaching out to local business n Reviewing regulations n Revising unnecessary regulation n Reporting to the Governor Citiesshouldunderstandthepurposeofregulation. To do this, cities should ask themselves: n How and why is a restriction on a transaction or a business imposed? n How can regulations be as simple, fair and enforceable as possible? n Is the cost of regulation greater than the benefit it creates for the community? n How are existing regulations assessed or evaluated for continued relevance? n Is existing regulation lacking or excessive in some manner? n Do regulations increase quality of life and provide public value? Source: Data-Smart City Solutions at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. Regulatory Costs 37%Labor Costs 26% Health Care Costs 12% Other 25% Top cost pressures reported by national CEOs Source: Business Round Table Source: Utah Administrative Services, calculations by Salt Lake Chamber Source: Forbes and U.S. Chamber 6# Regulatory Environment Rank5# Business Costs Rank 7# Business Climate Rank U TA H ’ S A N N U A L P R O P O S E D R E G U L AT I O N S NOV-14 Amendment 5 year review New rules DEC-14 JAN-14 FEB-15 MAR-15 APR-15 MAY-15 JUN-15 JUL-15 AUG-15 SEP-15 OCT-15 NOV-150 20 40 60 80 100 REGULATORYCHANGES
  9. 9. Federal reform We must instill greater accountability in federal regulations that often present the major regulatory cost to business. Federal reform should also include removing outdated or outmoded regulations and smarter regulation through improved data-driven checks and balances. n Implement Streamlined Permitting n Regulatory Accountability Act n Principled Rulemaking Act State reform We must modernize our state’s regulatory system to improve transparency, establish performance metrics and better quantify economic impact. This must include retrospective reviews of economic impact through a central clearinghouse, which would also evaluate the business impact of a rule with more analytical rigor. n Modernize Utah’s rules platform: rules.utah.gov n Establish central regulatory clearinghouse n Improve current cost-benefit analysis n Implement retrospective review of economically significant rules Local reform We must ensure that communities can retain their local priorities while giving businesses and property owners certainty through best practices, overarching principles and performance metrics that will guide the local government’s utilization of regulation. This is particularly relevant to land- use regulations that many times serve to stifle rather than to enhance community development. n Benchmark, document and share best practices n Strengthen “Business Friendly Cities Initiative” n Improve efforts to educate regulators, business leaders and volunteers on smart regulation n Encourage implementation of smart growth principles espoused by Envision Utah Getting Our Rules Right: Smart Regulation Reform for Federal, State and Local Government Regulation reform – We support local, state and federal regulatory reform efforts that reduce the regulatory burden on business, remove outdated or outmoded regulations, improve data-driven decision making, and ensure regulators abide by overarching principles and performance metrics. Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com
  10. 10. Economic Development, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com
  11. 11. W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 9 Utahcanremainontheleading-edgeofjobcreationbyleveraging transformational investments, prioritizing our future workforce and empowering entrepreneurs to innovate the new economy.” Jacob Boyer, President, The Boyer Company Economic Development Chair, Salt Lake Chamber ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES n Free enterprise – We support America’s free enterprise system as the best way to grow the economy, stimulate innovation and create jobs. n Thriving community – We champion Utah’s enviable life quality and commitment to the greater good, including support for Utah’s major arts organizations. n Strategic partnerships – We create and sustain model partnerships with other like-minded entities to drive economic development. This includes, chambers of commerce and business associations across the state and around the world, as well as: • Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) • Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) • World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) • Downtown Alliance • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative • Utah Small Business Coalition • Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute 2016 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION POLICY POSITIONS n Utah’s future growth – We support disciplined planning and investment, including smart growth principles espoused by Envision Utah to prepare for Utah’s continued growth to enhance our community, economy and quality of life. We also appreciate the leadership of Gov. Herbert for leading an inclusive long-term planning and visioning effort. n Lifeblood of the Utah economy – We support funding to invest in our entrepreneurial ecosystem with quantifiable results. Specifically, we support the development and expansion of programs at local incubators and business development centers that support small businesses and entrepreneurs, especially for women, minorities, and past and active service members. n Global business destination – We support public policy that encourages open markets and the full participation and empowerment of Utah businesses in the global marketplace. n Downtown development – A vibrant metropolitan center is an important economic engine. In partnership with the Downtown Alliance, we support investments and policies that reinforce downtown Salt Lake City’s position as a regional urban center for culture, commerce and entertainment. n Building Utah’s image – Perceptions of Utah are an important component of our economic success. We support continued funding of Utah’s business marketing and global branding efforts, which will build Utah’s global brand and keep Utah “top of mind” as a place for business. We oppose unproductive “message bills” that detract from our state’s image. n Strategic industry incentives – We support strategic tax incentives that enhance and grow Utah’s economy in strategic industries such as life sciences, advanced manufacturing, software and IT development, aerospace and defense, logistics and distribution centers, energy development and financial services.
  12. 12. S A LT L A K E C H A M B E R 2 0 1 6 P U B L I C P O L I C Y G U I D E10 ? ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENUERSHIP & INNOVATION DOWNTOWN SLC 500 ACRES EXISTING DRAPER SITE 680 ACRES SELECTED SALT LAKE CITY SITE 1,000+ ACRES Strategically Developing Utah’s Prison Properties: A Generational Opportunity to Transform Utah’s Economy Utah has a strong history of making strategic and significant capital investments that serve as a catalyst to lasting prosperity. The existing and future prison properties should act as transformative economic investments if developed appropriately. As a business community, we will actively engage to ensure these generational opportunities are not squandered. n Prison properties – We will work with key partners to develop and champion strategic development decisions through disciplined planning and investments at both the Draper and Salt Lake City sites. Business leadership is critical to ensure the potential of fostering new economic engines are realized and that both sites positively impact Utah’s economy for decades. Economic Potential of Strategically Developing the Draper Site by 2029 Key Questions for Utah’s Policymakers to grow Utah’s economy: UNDERSTANDING THE MAGNITUDE OF OPPORTUNITY STRATEGICALLY VISIONING THE OPPORTUNITY Enhancing Utah’s Silicon Slopes Growing Utah’s High-Tech Manufacturing Investing in Regional Green Space Driving Smart Growth Principles Leveraging Key Infrastructure Turned into a Technology Corridor: n Add more than 23,000 jobs n A payroll of nearly $2.4 billion n More than $178 million in state and local taxes Built with Homes and Stores: n Add more than 3,700 new jobs n A payroll of nearly $315 million n More than $36 million in state and local taxes Source: 2014 MGT of America Inc. and Legislative Fiscal Analysis Office Source: David Eccles School of Business Is government..... …making the right public investments in capital? …encouraging the right private investments in capital? …making the right public investments in human capital? …encouraging the right private investments in human capital? …making the right public investments in innovation? …encouraging the right private investments in innovation? Are the private incentives to produce output sufficiently strong? Vs.
  13. 13. 2016 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION POLICY PRIORITIES n Data-driven policy – We support strengthening resources for policy makers and the public to implement evidence- based policy and informed decisions based on data. n International trade and investment – We support efforts to grow Utah’s export base and attract foreign investment dollars through key partnerships, trade missions, the hosting of dignitaries and training on international trade opening markets. n Downtown rising – We will encourage significant public and private developments that enhance downtown’s place as the primary location for business, creativity and culture. The long-term health and prosperity of downtown Salt Lake City is a benefit to our entire state. n Homeless services – We recognize that state and local communities throughout our state all have important roles to play in planning and funding the facilities, services, housing and long-term strategies to address homelessness. This critical issue is an economic and moral challenge, but our community is better prepared than most to find systemic and collaborative solutions. n End panhandling – We support proactive communications efforts led by the Homeless Outreach Service Team (HOST) and Downtown Alliance to educate the public about the importance of supporting community organizations that are dedicated to helping the homeless and ending panhandling. We also support enforcement of existing ordinances and laws that curtail aggressive panhandling. n Economic resilience – We support efforts to strengthen Utah’s economic capacity to endure local, national and international economic changes and significant disasters. n Rural economic development – We support rural economic development efforts that advance infrastructure investment and grow export opportunities. n Military affairs – We work actively to strengthen the relationships between Utah’s military and defense communities with the broader business community, including championing efforts to support our veterans, National Guard and active duty service members and their families. n Broadband – We support the Utah Broadband Outreach Center as a public-private approach to expanding broadband access and infrastructure, enhancing reliability and increasing speed, to keep Utah a leader in economic development. n Cyber security – We support efforts that improve business awareness of cyber threats and enhance legal certainty, protection and response capabilities to mitigate cyberattacks. We also support efforts to develop cyber security- focused workforce and economic development opportunities. n Unmanned systems – We support efforts to foster an unmanned systems industry, which presents a unique economic development opportunity to leverage existing strengths and further diversify our economy. n Sustain USTAR – We support the mission and continued funding of the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative as a critical component to promote entrepreneurship and economic growth. n Downtown innovation district – We will join with key partners to develop an innovation district in Utah’s urban center. An innovation district will cluster and connect leading-edge anchor institutions and companies with start-ups, business incubators and accelerators. This transformative investment is critical for Utah’s ability to grow in ways that align with disruptive economic forces. Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com
  14. 14. Education,Workforce & Health Care Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com
  15. 15. W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 13 EDUCATION STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES n Innovation, accountability and investment – We stand with Gov. Herbert and the Utah Legislature in supporting a long-term plan for education. We believe the recommendations in “Prosperity Through Education: The Innovation, Accountability and Investment Plan for Utah’s Future” – a
 five-year plan that will elevate our educational outcomes to be globally competitive. Download the full plan at www.educationfirstutah.org n Reading comprehension – School success and college and career readiness begin with the ability to read fluently. Utah must have continued focus on reading achievement, along with high standards and accountability through rigorous assessment. n Math proficiency – Investment is needed for technology devices and technology-based assessments to ensure that Utah will increase the number of residents completing college, specifically STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) majors, to qualify themselves for high-skill, high-wage jobs. n High school graduation – Districts and schools must be held accountable for improving high school graduation rates. They must ensure students are guided and advised about class choices and post-high school options. n Achieving the 66% – Utah must invest in grant certificates and degrees to increase completion rates to properly prepare Utah’s future workforce. This is a must in order to meet the state’s goal to have 66 percent of our adult workforce holding a postsecondary degree or certificate by the year 2020. n Improving instruction – Utah must develop and retain highly skilled public school and higher education teachers, administrators and researchers, while measuring and rewarding superior instructional performance to improve overall education outcomes. n Access and affordability – Innovative programs must direct investment to students that are properly preparing themselves for success in postsecondary education as they move through certificate and degree programs in a timely manner. EDUCATION PUBLIC POLICY POSITIONS n Funding growth – We support the full funding of growth for enrollment and the Weighted Pupil Unit (WPU) every year. n Parental engagement – We support education policies that recognize the importance of family involvement and encourage parental participation. 2016 EDUCATION PUBLIC POLICY PRIORITIES n PK–3 targeted reading – We support evidence-based funding for expanded early intervention reading programs, including increased voluntary pre-school, community schools and other innovative public-private partnerships to support school readiness and success for at-risk students. We also support increasing full-day kindergarten classes. n Math instruction – We support expanded math endorsements and technology training for teachers, as well as professional learning opportunities for math teachers of grades 4-8. We also support professional learning opportunities and professional development for math teachers of grades 9-12 and STEM endorsements for secondary math teachers. n Access to critical guidance – We support additional middle and high school counselor and mentor positions, as well as targeted professional development for counselors on issues related to college access and success. We also support middle and high school advocate, academic coach and tutor programs. In the 21st Century, a dynamic economy requires an educated population. Education drives innovation, attracts employers looking to fill high-skilled jobs and provides for a higher quality of life.” Gov. Gary R. Herbert State of Utah
  16. 16. S A LT L A K E C H A M B E R 2 0 1 6 P U B L I C P O L I C Y G U I D E14 E D U C A T I O N , W O R K F O R C E & H E A L T H C A R E B R I D G I N G T H E G A P If we do not act today to invest in education and properly align our workforce, there will be an estimated 468,000 unfilled jobs by 2020. Jobs unfilled468,000 Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-12 American Community Survey PUMS File Source: Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, Utah Department of Workforce Services High School Graduation Goal Top 10 2012 Graduation Rate among States 25th College Degrees Goal Top 10 2012 Degrees Percentage among States 18th 4th and 8th Grade 2014 Math Ranking (NAEP) 4th Grade 8th Grade Prosperity Through Education: The five-year plan to elevate our educational outcomes to be globally competitive. Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics 4th and 8th Grade 2014 Reading Ranking (NAEP) 4th Grade 8th Grade 14th 10th 20th 16th EDUCATION, WORKFORCE & HEALTH CARE The Salt Lake Chamber thanks and acknowledges the efforts of our strategic partners Prosperity 2020, Education First and United Way of Salt Lake in advocating for improving Utah’s educational outcomes. Goal Top 10 Goal Top 10
  17. 17. W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 15 2016 EDUCATION PUBLIC POLICY PRIORITIES (Continued) n Merit-based compensation – We support enhanced merit-based compensation and health care. We also support extended teacher contracts and differentiated compensation for teacher leaders, teacher mentors, learning community leaders and coaches. n Incentivizing college completion – We support instructional performance rewards for increasing postsecondary completion rates. We also support access and outreach initiatives to increase participation and completion rates of underserved students. n Workforce alignment – We support innovative efforts to strategically align the private and public sectors to attract and train a skilled and talented workforce. This includes increasing certificate and degree programs, including stackable certificates that meet high-wage, high-demand workforce needs. n Outcome-based scholarships – We support increased funding to meet the growing demand of scholarships that encourage students to prepare for college academically and financially by taking a core course of study and saving for college. We also support expanded and new performance-based scholarships that specifically support lower income students. WORKFORCE AND HEALTH CARE STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES n Industrious workforce – A healthy workforce is necessary for a productive business community. We believe that supporting and strengthening Utah’s workforce enables our economy to thrive. We also support continued and enhanced employer engagement in health care spending to control costs and increase quality. n The Utah Compact – The five principles articulated in the Utah Compact represent our guiding principles for immigration reform. The full text of the compact is available at www.utahcompact.com WORKFORCE AND HEALTH CARE POLICY POSITIONS n Health care reform – We support reform that applies market principles to contain costs and improve health. Such reform includes 
increasing transparency of cost and quality, as well as 
fostering competition and providing incentives for 
patients, doctors, hospitals and insurers to utilize resources in ways that lead to measurably better outcomes. We also support reform that addresses the growing epidemic of obesity and lifestyle-induced diseases, resulting in better health for Utahns. n Action on immigration – We continue to call on our federal delegation to fix America’s broken immigration system and advance broad immigration reform that is consistent with the principles of the Utah Compact. Businesses, now more than ever, need hourly and skilled talent to maintain a vibrant economy. n Mandatory electronic verification – We support a national electronic verification system for new employees that reduces the existing regulatory burden on businesses, as well as national visa reform including the bipartisan I-Squared Act. We oppose revocation of business licenses as a penalty for non-compliance. 2016 WORKFORCE AND HEALTH CARE POLICY PRIORITIES n Supporting and hiring our service members – We support the reintegration of America’s service members, including veterans, National Guard and active duty service members, back into our workforce through entrepreneurial opportunities. n Medicaid expansion – We support proposals that are an alternative to Medicaid expansion and recognize the necessity of balancing the financial resources of the state with the needs of Utahns. Our community is stronger when we provide access to health coverage for the poorest among us. This measured approach must include efforts to apply market principles, such as utilizing Medicaid dollars through the employer market or a health insurance exchange. n Autism treatment – We support informed action that helps address autism spectrum disorders, which impact all Utahns. The cost of addressing these disorders should be shared by all Utahns and should not be financed through an insurance mandate. n Avenue H – We support expanding Utah’s small business health insurance marketplace as a significant option for meeting employer and employee needs for health insurance. This includes the exchange’s ability to serve large employer needs. Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com
  18. 18. Infrastructure & Transportation Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com
  19. 19. W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 17 Government has a proper, even crucial, role in providing good infrastructure. Nothing is more fundamental. It’s a bread- and-butter issue, and the economy depends on it.” Speaker Greg Hughes Utah House of Representatives INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORTATION STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES n Economic prosperity – We believe that a safe and efficient transportation system, modern energy and broadband infrastructure and a reliable, clean supply of water are all integral parts of the foundation for economic growth and improved life quality. n Technological innovation – We embrace technological advances and design innovations that enhance the efficiency and safety of our infrastructure, expand their scope, improve user satisfaction, protect Utah’s environment and modernize revenue models, including the utilization of performance-based infrastructure financing models. n Disciplined planning and investment – We believe that because Utah has limited resources and robust growth, long- term planning and disciplined investment are required to meet our infrastructure needs. n User fees – We believe users should bear the primary responsibility for funding Utah’s infrastructure. TRANSPORTATION POLICY POSITIONS n Core function of government – The creation and maintenance of transportation infrastructure is a core responsibility of government. Utah’s elected and appointed officials exhibit economic leadership through their continued commitment to transportation infrastructure investment. n Utah’s Unified Transportation Plan – This consensus plan is a model for the nation and is our guiding vision for transportation planning and investments. 2016 INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY PRIORITIES: TRANSPORTATION n Federal transportation funding – We support a sustainable, predictable and long-term federal investment in Utah’s highways and public transportation. It is imperative that the reforms to streamline infrastructure projects are implemented swiftly. The current five-year reauthorization for our nation’s federal transportation infrastructure will enable business to plan for the future, creating jobs and strengthening the economy. n Maintain momentum – We support continued investment in our state’s multimodal transportation network as identified in Utah’s Unified Transportation Plan to address capacity expansion, maintenance and operations of our state’s significant transportation assets. n Increased frequency and service – We support efforts to enhance and increase transit service throughout the state to ensure employees have public transportation options, to address future growth and to improve our air quality. This includes enhanced early-morning, late-night, weekend and holiday service. Additionally, we support efforts to improve the transparency, governance and effectiveness of our state’s public transit agencies.
  20. 20. S A LT L A K E C H A M B E R 2 0 1 6 P U B L I C P O L I C Y G U I D E18 The Utah Transportation Coalition is a group of business and civic leaders working together to protect Utah's environment, improve the economy and preserve our quality of life through strategic transportation investments. Learn more at www.UtahTransportation.org INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION Transformational Investments in Utah’s Transportation Infrastructure Benefits of Investing in Utah’s Unified Transportation Plan 2015-2040 This consensus plan is a model for the nation and is our guiding vision for transportation planning and investments. This plan provides a summary of anticipated 30-year needs for road capacity and maintenance, as well as transit improvements and operations for Utah’s metropolitan and rural areas. The Unified Plan reflects Utah’s approach to providing transportation choices to its residents, responding to the anticipated population and job growth and maintaining and preserving the systems that we have in place. Total Investment Improving Air Quality Reducing Congestion Fueling Utah’s Economy $7.3 Billion Needed Additional Revenue by 2040 $60.2 Billion Existing Revenue by 2040 Hours spent driving per household per year REDUCTION in mobile emissions statewide by 2040 68% Source: Utah’s Unified Transportation Plan Source: Utah’s Unified Transportation Plan Source: Utah’s Unified Transportation Plan Source: Economic Development Research Group Adding 182,618 Jobs or 24% More Than Business As Usual $67.5 Billion 24%
  21. 21. W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 19 Source: 2013 Economic Analysis, GSBS Richman Consulting 23,919 Full-time jobs created $1BILLION in wages/income $1.5 BILLION in additional GDP $3 BILLION in total economic output T O T A L E C O N O M I C I M P A C T (total twelve year period, 2013-2024): Salt Lake City International Airport Terminal Redevelopment The Salt Lake City International Airport has been an economic catalyst for decades. It has generated opportunity for individuals and businesses throughout the state. As a growing Delta hub, providing convenience to downtown Salt Lake City, the airport is an extraordinary asset to Utah’s economy. The $1.8 billion Terminal Redevelopment Program will enhance Utah’s global competitiveness for attracting and retaining business and investment. Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com 2016 INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY PRIORITIES: TRANSPORTATION (continued) n Local transportation needs – We support efforts to address the critical need of maintenance funding and improved transportation options in Utah’s local communities. n Urban mobility – We support future projects that enhance mobility in our urban centers, including a downtown Salt Lake City streetcar and a direct TRAX connection between the airport and the University of Utah through downtown. n Grand Boulevards – We support improvements to revitalize the main arteries in and out of Utah’s capital city that enhance safety and improve the perception of our state. We also support the thoughtful redesign of downtown way-finding. n Active transportation – We support increased investments and additional expansion of active transportation projects that enhance Utahns’ quality of life and improve air quality, including the GREENbike | SLC Bike Share program. n Mountain transportation – We support the Mountain Accord effort to explore transportation options in the Central Wasatch Mountains that increase accessibility, are a net-positive for the environment, encourage transit, enhance Utah’s global brand and pass a rigorous environmental and local public process. n Improving safety – We support Utah’s primary seat belt law, as employers understand that failing to buckle up harms others on Utah’s roads. This will protect operators and passengers in vehicles, saving lives, reducing risk and financial costs. n Airport redevelopment – We support the Salt Lake International Airport as an extraordinary asset to Utah’s economy. We will continue to champion the $1.8 billion terminal redevelopment, funded without any increases in taxes or state funds, as a major investment in our state’s global competitiveness. Utah businesses should receive priority in the development of this project. 2016 INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY PRIORITIES: WATER n State water strategy – We support the development of a comprehensive state water strategy to identify how to continue the legacy of meeting our long-term water needs, protect our current water resources and make disciplined investments. This includes a thorough discussion with all stakeholders about the advantages and disadvantages of how we pay for future investments in water infrastructure and how best to utilize user fees. We support key aspects of Gov. Herbert’s methodical approach to addressing water needs. We will evaluate our support for significant investments once this strategy is completed. 2016 INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY PRIORITIES: ENERGY n Rural infrastructure – We support rural transportation and energy infrastructure investments, especially in the Uinta Basin, that increase accessibility, improve safety, protect the environment, drive economic development and respond to rural needs. n Energy infrastructure – We support efforts to expand and modernize Utah’s energy infrastructure to take full advantage of new and existing sources of energy, as abundant, affordable energy contributes directly to our quality of life and strengthens our economy. Additionally, rate setting should acknowledge the full cost of our energy infrastructure and distribution.
  22. 22. Natural Resources & Environment Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com
  23. 23. W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 21 Utah’s unique natural resources, wholesome environment and strategic positioning as the crossroads of the West are priceless heritages. They require exceptional business leadership, visionary approaches and responsible citizenries spanning the generations” Keith McMullin, CEO, Deseret Management Corporation Vice Chair, Salt Lake Chamber NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES n Balanced economic interests – We view Utah’s spectacular natural environment as a legacy passed to us from preceding generations. It provides recreational opportunities and natural beauty that attracts great companies and employees. Our natural resources also keep our economy strong and are an essential part of many business processes. We must thoughtfully approach how to appropriately balance these economic interests. n Private sector solutions – We support voluntary, private sector initiatives to promote efficiency, sustainability and stewardship to improve and preserve our spectacular natural environment. n Personal responsibility – We recognize that businesses, citizens and government share the same natural environment. As Utah continues to grow, we must all commit to clean our air, conserve more water, promote responsible development and preserve first-class access to Utah’s great outdoor recreation assets. n Economic development – Our air quality, water supply, energy prices and outdoor recreation assets have lasting implications on our state’s ability to retain and attract new businesses and employees. We view these issues through the lens of economic development and market principles. NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT POLICY POSITIONS n Greenhouse gas – Global warming requires global solutions. Any proposed federal regulation of greenhouse gases must be designed to prevent the transfer of economic wealth from Utah to other states or nations, minimize economic hardship on businesses and consumers and allow for alternative means of compliance. n Nuclear – We support development of nuclear power if economically viable, including the assessment of economic risks and a policy for safely storing or reprocessing locally-produced spent fuel. n Federal air quality standards compliance – We must carefully address air quality issues while minimizing the cost to businesses and ultimately consumers. Utah must meet current federal air quality standards. Without action, we may lose federal highway funding, garner additional regulatory burdens and impair economic development and corporate recruitment. n National and state parks – Utah’s national and state parks attract millions of visitors annually and contribute to urban and rural economies. We support efforts that enhance and promote these precious natural assets. n Public lands – Utah has vast public lands set aside to benefit future generations. We support efforts to responsibly manage Utah’s public lands and properly balance development and conservation. These efforts should be inclusive of all stakeholders and the public.
  24. 24. S A LT L A K E C H A M B E R 2 0 1 6 P U B L I C P O L I C Y G U I D E22 NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT Businesses are already learning that water is far too undervalued by price and are monetizing water’s true value to their business processes. This is especially true in Utah, where water rates are notoriously low for the second-driest state in the nation. This has as much to do with our geography and high water quality, as it does with public policy. It is important that users bear primary responsibility for funding water infrastructure improvements, which would further incentivize conservation. 2016 WATER POLICY PRIORITIES n Water conservation – We support aggressive water conservation efforts to significantly reduce per-capita water use in communities and investments in Utah’s water data infrastructure to benchmark success. We will also promote voluntary best practices and innovation in water utilization for businesses through the “Utah | Water is Your Business” and “Slow the Flow” initiatives. $310 $260 $94 $104 $136 $171 $49 $64 $76 $126 $209 $59 San Francisco San Jose Los Angeles San Diego Las Vegas Phoenix Tuscon Seattle Salt Lake City Denver Santa Fe Fresno The Value of Water Water Rates in Select Western Cities Business Leadership The business interest in water is fundamental. Water touches every sector of our economy and impacts our regional and global competitiveness. This finite resource provides the recreational opportunities and natural beauty that attracts great companies and terrific employees, and is an essential part of many business processes. Steps for business to utilize water wisely and promote conservation: Become “water aware” as a business. Know how much water your company is using. Set clear conservation goals and build them into corporate culture. Improve, make changes and keep conserving. Share your successes. 1 2 3 4 5
  25. 25. W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 23 2016 CLEAN AIR POLICY PRIORITIES n Public awareness and research – We support efforts to help Utah residents better understand the causes and effects of poor air, including funding research and promoting voluntary actions to improve air quality. n Federal PM2.5 standards compliance – We remain actively engaged and supportive of the PM2.5 State Implementation Plan (SIP). We also applaud and support the efforts of Gov. Herbert and local refiners to accelerate implementation and investments for the Tier 3 Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Standards Program. n Federal ozone standards – We are concerned that the EPA’s lower ozone standard will disproportionately impact the Intermountain West due to high levels of “background ozone.” This lower standard will adversely affect our state’s economy without a clear impact on societal health. We will actively engage in the stakeholder process and support efforts to clarify the rule to maximize common sense, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. n Providing transportation options – We support increased transportation funding to improve our transit systems, active transportation infrastructure and last mile options to reduce mobile emissions and eliminate idling on Utah’s roadways. n Cleaner vehicles and fuels – We support incentives to convert state, commercial and private sector fleets to cleaner vehicles, as well as the necessary fuel and support infrastructure for low emissions vehicles. This includes accelerated implementation of the Tier 3 Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Standards Program and other alternative fuels. n Area sources – As area sources become a greater contributor to our emissions inventory, we support efforts to raise public awareness of building energy performance. n Small business focus – We support incentives that facilitate small business participation in emission reductions and minimize costs incurred as a result of further regulations. We also support incentives to help small businesses retrofit existing structures to improve energy efficiency. 2016 ENERGY AND MINERALS DEVELOPMENT POLICY PRIORITIES n Competitive edge – We support efforts to enhance access to competitively priced energy as a key driver of our economic competitiveness. This acts as a foundation for broader economic strength, supporting job creation and rural economic development. n Responsible development – We support policies that encourage and facilitate the responsible development, management and use of natural resources. These essential resources ensure access to a high standard of living and quality of life, create jobs and provide a solid foundation for broader economic strength. n Energy efficiency – We promote energy efficiency and cost-effective energy options for businesses in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Energy Development and the wattsmart® program. n Public awareness and research – We support efforts to help Utah residents better understand the impact of energy and minerals on our economy, including supporting funding for improved research to promote innovation and efficiencies. 2016 OUTDOOR RECREATION AND TOURISM POLICY PRIORITIES n Outdoor and tourism industry – We support 
fostering accelerated growth in the outdoor recreation and tourism sectors of our economy in collaboration with the Office of Outdoor Recreation, Office of Global Branding, Tourism and Film located in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) and other key partners. n Statewide recreation plan – We support the development of a long-term recreation plan that provides additional facilities to meet growing demand, promotes tourism, improves outdoor access for residents and addresses other needs. We also support efforts to promote improved outdoor recreation infrastructure and opportunities throughout Utah and grow rural economies through enhanced recreation and tourism — a concept called “rourism.” n Life Elevated® – We support funding to promote Utah’s natural beauty to attract tourism and businesses. We also support long-term efforts and commitments to Utah’s tourism marketing, including the Tourism Marketing Performance Fund (TMPF). n Accommodating visitors – We support policies that promote the growth of our state’s convention industries and create a more welcoming and inclusive nightlife experience for locals and visitors alike. Learn more and take action on these issues at action.slchamber.com
  26. 26. The Salt Lake Chamber honors legislators who support a pro-economy and pro-business agenda with the title of “Business Champion.” During the legislative session, Salt Lake Chamber’s Executive Board will designate top priorities of the business community within this Policy Guide and other critical issues considered on the legislative floor as “Priority Votes.” The designation of Business Champion is directly tied to a legislator’s voting record on Priority Votes issued which receive a floor vote in the Senate and the House. Business leaders are concerned about declining civic engagement. We support the elections reform compromise reached with the Count My Vote initiative and Legislature in 2014 to give Utah voters more choices, convenience and accountability. It is a priority of the Board of Governors to actively participate in this year’s caucuses, signature gathering processes, primaries and the 2016 general election. As a matter of policy and principle, the Salt Lake Chamber focuses on discretion, transparency and community engagement. We encourage members of Utah’s business community to actively participate in the political process. The Salt Lake Chamber endorses policies that help to fulfill our mission, but our organization does not endorse political parties or individual political candidates, including financial contributions to political campaigns. Senate 27/29 (93%) We deeply appreciate the tireless efforts of Utah's Legislature in making Utah the best state for business. We want to recognize the 2015 Business Champions that represented more than 90 percent of the Legislature. House 67/75 (91%) EXECUTIVE BRANCH Governor & Lt. Governor Attorney General State Treasurer State Auditor LEGISLATURE House 75/75 (100%) Senate 16/29 (55%) S E A T S U P F O R E L E C T I O N I N 2 0 1 6 : S T A T E O F U T A H S E A T S U P F O R E L E C T I O N I N 2 0 1 6 : N A T I O N A L EXECUTIVE BRANCH President & Vice President UTAH’S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION House 4/4 (100%) Senate 1/2 (50%) S A LT L A K E C H A M B E R 2 0 1 6 P U B L I C P O L I C Y G U I D E24 Business Champions Civic Engagement
  27. 27. W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 25 Principles, Positions and Priorities – What is the Difference? n Principles – The basis of policy positions or priorities. These are clear and concise doctrines for the Chamber. Principles also give members and staff the direction to execute on a broad range of issues if not listed as a position or priority. n Positions – The result of a specific issue that requires a written position from the Chamber. This language is ratified and approved by the Executive Board. This is usually reserved for long-standing, contentious, prolific or complex issues. n Priorities – The platform of issues and initiatives the Chamber is actively advancing, engaged in, supporting a partner in or championing on behalf of the community. Together we succeed Business unites as a family of chambers, industry associations and other key partners. Today, more than ever before, it is important to get involved. As Utah's largest statewide business association, we are working to solve the issues that impact Utah's business community, our economy and our collective future prosperity. Visit us at www.slchamber.com K E Y PA R T N E R S : Downtown Alliance Board of Directors Chair: Linda Wardell, City Creek Center- The Taubman Company Past Chair: John Dahlstrom, Wasatch Commercial Management Incoming Chair: Jim Olson, Utah Jazz Kim Abrams, Goldman Sachs Matt Baldwin, City Creek Reserve Inc. President & CEO: Lane Beattie, Salt Lake Chamber Bruce Bingham, Hamilton Partners Jake Boyer, The Boyer Company Kent Gibson, Capstone Property Management Kay Hall, Zions Bank Molly Mazzollini, Infinite Scale Gary Porter, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Vasilios Priskos, InterNet Properties Scott Wilmarth, CBRE Ex-Officio Members: DJ Baxter, Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency Scott Beck, Visit Salt Lake Jackie Biskupski, Salt Lake City Mayor Babs DeLay, Downtown Merchants Association Derek Kitchen, Salt Lake City Council District 4 Mayor Ben McAdams, Salt Lake County Mayor Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) Board of Directors Chair: Dean Luikart, Wells Fargo Bank Senator Stuart Adams, Utah State Senate Scott Anderson, Zions Bank Mayor Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City Mark Bouchard, CBRE Dave Buhler, Utah System of Higher Education Mayor Mike Caldwell, Ogden City Cindy Crane, Rocky Mountain Power Mayor John Curtis, Provo City Mayor Tom Dolan, Sandy City Jeff Edwards, EDCUtah Commissioner Larry Ellerston, Utah County Jeremy Ferkin, CenturyLink Jay Francis, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies Joanna Ganning, Metropolitan Research Center/University of Utah Commissioner Jeff Hadfield, Box Elder County Val Hale, Governor’s Office of Economic Development Pres. Deneece Huftalin, PhD, Salt Lake Community College Speaker Greg Hughes, Utah State House of Representatives Ron Jibson, Questar Corporation David Lang, Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mel S. Lavitt, Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board Josh Little, Site Select Plus Greg Matis, SelectHealth Mayor Ben McAdams, Salt Lake County Commissioner Bret Millburn, Davis County Steve Morgan, Westminster College Pres. David Pershing, University of Utah Ray Pickup, WCF Steve Price, Price Realty Commissioner Alan Roper, Millard County Mayor Bob Stevenson, Layton City Jill Taylor, Keybank of Utah Mayor Tyler Vincent, Brigham City, Corporation Mayor Troy Walker, Draper City Glen Watkins, Jones Waldo Doug Welling, Jacobsen Construction Company Mayor Bert Wilson, Lehi City Craig Zollinger, JPMorgan Chase Bank Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board of Directors Chair: Mel Lavitt, Needham and Company, LLC Stefanie Bevans, Design to Print; Steamroller Copies, Inc . Jake Boyer, The Boyer Company Brent Brown, Brent Brown Toyota Chris Conabee, Paladin Development Partners Robert Frankenberg, NetVentures Sam Granato, Granatos Sue Johnson, Futura Industries Margaret Lasecke-Jacobs, Sundance Institute Advisory Board Annette Meier, Superior Drilling Products Peter Mouskondis, Nicholas and Company, Inc. Jerry Oldroyd, Ballard Sphar Andrews & Ingersoll Lorena Riffo-Jensen, VOX Creative Josh Romney, The Romney Group Bevan Wilson, BK’s Stop n’ Shop
  28. 28. S A LT L A K E C H A M B E R 2 0 1 6 P U B L I C P O L I C Y G U I D E26 World Trade Center Utah Board of Directors Founding Members: Chair: Scott Anderson, Zions Bank Lane Beattie, Salt Lake Chamber Alex Dunn, Vivint Christian Gardner, Gardner Company David Huntsman, Huntsman Foundation Ron Jibson, Questar Corporation Dean Luikart, Wells Fargo Greg Miller, Larry H. Miller Corp. Darin Parker, PMI Bishop Gary Stevenson, LDS Foundation Public Sector Members: Senator Stuart Adams, Utah State Senate Rob Behunin, Utah State University Jeff Edwards, EDCUtah Sandy Emile, Cache Valley Chamber Natalie Gochnour, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute Val Hale, Governor’s Office of Economic Development Representative Eric Hutchins, Utah State House of Representatives Senator Mark Madsen, Utah State Senate Rich Nelson, Utah Technology Council Rona Rhalf, Utah Valley Chamber Representative Brad Wilson, Utah State House of Representatives Sponsoring Members: David Bauman, CBRE Jason Combs, Rio Tinto Kennecott Larry Coughlin, Boeing Lew Cramer, CBC Advisors Chris Fletcher, Deloitte Terry Grant, Key Bank of Utah Rich Hartvigsen, NuSkin Kirk Jowers, doTERRA David Lang, Goldman, Sachs & Co. Steve Price, Price Realty David Rudd, Ballard Spahr David Utrilla, US Translation Craig Zollinger, JP Morgan Chase Economic Development Advisors* Chair: Jacob Boyer, The Boyer Company Chief Economist: Natalie Gochnour, Salt Lake Chamber Utah Economic Council* Co-Chair: Phil Dean, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget Co-Chair: Juliette Tennert, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute Kjersten Adams, Cicero Group Wes Curtis, Southern Utah University Richard Evans, Brigham Young University John Gilbert, Utah State University Natalie Gochnour, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute Leslee Katayama, Utah State Tax Commission Steve Kroes, Utah Foundation Doug MacDonald, EconoWest Thomas Maloney, University of Utah Carrie Mayne, Utah Department of Workforce Services Darin Mellott, CBRE Robert Spendlove, Zions Bank David Stringfellow, State of Utah Jim Wood, University of Utah Pearl Wright, Utah Nonprofits Association Thomas Young, State of Utah Military Affairs Commitee* Chair: Brian Garrett, Zions Bank Michelle Bridges, Utah Media Group Chief Mike Brown, Salt Lake City Police Department Kimberlee Casaday, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies Frank Clawson, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ci Ci Compton, L-3 Communications Bart Davis, Transition Assistance Adviser for Utah Christopher Dominguez, Vivint Solar Ted Elliott, Small Business Administration Joshua Emfield, Office of Congressman Jason Chaffetz Edward Felleson, Air Force Association (AFA) - SLC Chapter 236 Ted Frederick, Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs Robert Freebairn, Vivint Solar William Greer, Utah State Department of Workforce Services Gary Harter, Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs Jodi Hatfield, Argosy University Darris Howe, University of Phoenix-Utah Campus Nathan Jackson, Office of Senator Orrin G. Hatch David Kent, Integrity First Lending Stacey Larsen, Hyatt House Salt Lake City/ Sandy Dustin Marble, University of Phoenix-Utah Campus Claude McKinney, Association of the United States Army, Utah Chapter Cory Pearson, Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs Sterling Poulson, KUTV / CBS Policy Stakeholders As the voice of business, the Salt Lake Chamber develops principles, policies and positions on major issues affecting Utah businesses. Key to this effort is the work of policy- related committees, subcommittees, task forcesand councils involving more than 850 representatives of member corporations, organizations and the academic community who serve voluntarily. In almost every instance, significant public policy issue positions originate with one of these Chamber components. Participation on a committee by a member is not explicit support for any one position. Policy-related committees, subcommittees, task forces and councils have three basic policy responsibilities: n Identify current and emerging problems. n Advise and counsel on issues to recommend to the Salt Lake Chamber Executive Board. n Provide support on policy analysis and communication efforts. Stakeholders also help generate membership and support for specific initiatives such as Prosperity 2020, Utah Transportation Coalition, Clear the Air Challenge, Utah | Water is Your Business initiative and the annual legislative reception. Economic Club of Utah Officers: Mark Knold, Utah Department of Workforce Services Nick Thiriot, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute Colleen Huber, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute Matt Hilburn, EDCUtah Lana Howell, CBC Advisors Michael Parker, Salt Lake Chamber
  29. 29. W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 27 Greg Reed, Security Service Federal Credit Union Heidi Ruster, American Red Cross - Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter Bruce Summers, Utah State Department of Workforce Services Jeffrey Tiede, American Packaging Group, Inc. Elaine Vreeland, University of Phoenix-Utah Campus Mic Warner, MacCools Public House Thom Williams, USTAR Military Affairs Liaison Committee: Chad Baldwin, US Army Dugway Proving Ground CSM Robert Breck , US Army Reserve Col. Christine Burckle, Utah Air National Guard Valerie Burke, Hill Air Force Base Maj. Aaron Drake, Utah National Guard LTC Steven Fairbourn, Utah National Guard Aaron Goodman, US Army Dugway Proving Ground Sheryl Grubb, US Army Dugway Proving Ground Maj. Jacob Jenkins, US Marine Corps Reserve Com. Kenneth Jensen, US Navy Reserve Bryan Magana, US Air Force Reserve Col. David Smith, US Air Force Reserve Kari Tilton, US Air Force Reserve Small Business Committee Chair: Ingolf de Jong, GENCOMM Areesh Ahmed, Ahmed Investments dba Shoeta James Andrus, Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern Larry Bontempo, ES Media Barrie Brewer, Syloet Solutions International Mike Gibbons, Wadsworth Development Group R. Kelly Harris, Harris Financial Utah Natalie Kaddas, Kaddas Enterprises David Kent, Integrity First Lending Tricia Kritzberg, Kritzberg Consulting Rudy Larson, Scandia Todd McLachlan, Commerce Real Estate Solutions Jon Nepstad, Fehr & Peers Associates Robert Obray, Associated Food Stores, Inc. Karla Olson, Team Integrity Solutions Bobby Peede, UnitedStatesAudioVisual,LLC Chuck Penna, Penna Powers Joe Reidling, Critical Power Exchange Jonathan Ribera, 50 West Club and Cafe Ryan Snow, NOVAS Business Advisors Brenda Suta, WCF Mic Warner, MacCools Public House Mike Wright, Excellent Training Prosperity 2020* Chair: Alan Hall, Tempus Global Data Vice-Chair: Keith Buswell, Wadman Corporation Founders Council: Scott A. Anderson, Zions Bank Bill Crim, United Way of Salt Lake Lane Beattie, Salt Lake Chamber Philip Cofield, Junior Achievement of Utah, Inc. Jeff Edwards, EDCUtah Val Hale, Governor’s Office of Economic Development Steve Kroes, Utah Foundation Derek Miller, World Trade Center Utah Richard Nelson, Utah Technology Council Business Executives: Jeff Alexander, Alexander’s Jesselie Anderson, Board of Regents Jake Boyer, The Boyer Company Lonnie Bullard, Jacobsen Construction Company Mona Burton, Holland & Hart Lew Cramer, CBC Advisors Jeffery Edwards, EDCUtah Rick Folkerson, Ken Garff Automotive Group Kem Gardner, Gardner Company David Golden, Wells Fargo Alexander Hume, Zions Bank Ron Jibson, Questar Corporation Nolan Karras, Investment Management Research David Lang, Goldman, Sachs & Co. Charlie Lansche, Fidelity Investments David Layton, Layton Construction Company Stan Lockhart, IM Flash Technologies Daniel Lofgren, Cowboy Partners Thomas Love, Love Communications Brent Low, MediaOne of Utah Mark Bouchard, CBRE Robert S. Marquardt, Management & Training Corporation (MTC) Rich McKeown, Leavitt Partners Andrea Moss, Zions Bank Jeffery Nelson, Nelson Labs Ray Pickup, WCF Steve Burrows, SelectHealth David Lockwood, EnergySolutions Casey Hill, EnergySolutions Patricia Richards, SelectHealth Charles Sorenson, Intermountain Healthcare Bruce Bingham, Hamilton Partners Wilford Clyde, Clyde Companies Bert Zimmerli, Intermountain Healthcare Education Advisors: David Doty, J.D., Ph.D. Richard Kendell, Ph.D. Gary Carlston Statewide Chamber Support: Brigham City Chamber of Commerce Cedar City Chamber of Commerce ChamberWest Chamber of Commerce Davis County Chamber of Commerce East Valley Chamber of Commerce Lehi Chamber of Commerce Moab Chamber of Commerce Murray Chamber of Commerce Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce Park City Chamber of Commerce Richfield Chamber of Commerce Sandy Chamber of Commerce South Jordan Chamber of Commerce South Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce St. George Chamber of Commerce Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce Vernal Chamber of Commerce Wayne County Chamber of Commerce West Jordan Chamber of Commerce The Salt Lake Chamber thanks and acknowledges the efforts of our strategic partners Prosperity 2020, Education First and United Way of Salt Lake in advocating for improving Utah’s educational outcomes. Health System Reform Committee Co-Chair: Marc Bennett, HealthInsight Co-Chair: Andrew Croshaw, Leavitt Partners Ron Andus, McKesson Pharmacuetical Verna Askwig, Wadsworth Development Group Scott Barlow, Revere Health Bill Barnes, Intermountain Healthcare Gregory S. Bell, Utah Hospital Association Doug Boudreaux, MountainStar - HCA Mountain Division Terry H. Buckner, The Buckner Company Brook Carlisle, American Cancer Society David J. Castleton, Ray Quinney & Nebeker Renae Cowley, Foxley & Pignanelli Jennifer B. Danielson, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah Chris DeLaMare, Gold Cross Services Sheryl Dobson-Wainwright, SDW Consultants Mara Dykstra, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics Lynda England, Healthinsight David Entwistle, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics Raymond J. Etcheverry, Parsons Behle & Latimer Eric D. Evans, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Steve Foxley, Foxley & Pignanelli Elizabeth Garbe, United Way of Salt Lake Christian Gardner, Gardner Company Jerianne Gerloff, Pfizer Inc. David Gessel, Utah Hospital Association Paul Glauser, Staker Parson Companies Terry Graft, Wal-Mart Stores John Hanshaw, MountainStar - HCA Mountain Division R. Kelly Harris, Harris Financial Utah Vaughn Holbrook, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah Becki Holt, Revere Health Tim Homer, Wasatch Electric Scott Hymas, RC Willey Home Furnishings Travis Jackson, Valley Behavioral Health Dane Jacobsen, Revere Health Lynda Jeppesen, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies Sean Jolley, Humana Inc. Erin Laney, EDCUtah Gary Larcenaire, Valley Behavioral Health Cathy Larson, Strong & Hanni, PC Eric Leavitt, Leavitt Group Janet Metcalf, The Buckner Company Donna Milavetz, OnSite Care Michael Miller, Strong & Hanni, PC Doug Moody, Solution Services, Inc. William Moreton, Moreton & Company Jon Murray, The Buckner Company Jamie Nagle, OnSite Care Steve Neeleman, HealthEquity Meredith Nickle, Enterprise Holdings Inc. Robert Obray, Associated Food Stores, Inc. Scott Parson, Staker Parson Companies Kevin R. Pinegar, Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C. Greg Poulsen, Intermountain Healthcare Greg Reid, SelectHealth Rachel Reimann, SelectHealth Teresa Rivera, Utah Health Information Network Marc Rueckert, SelectHealth Cheryl Smith, Questar Corporation Dana Smith, Dental Select Nick Standiford, North American Recovery LaDawn Stoddard, UServeUtah Jill Taylor, KeyBank of Utah Marc L. Turman, Callister, Nebeker & McCullough Steven E. Tyler, Holland & Hart, LLP Brooke Venemon, Utah Transit Authority Mark Ward, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
  30. 30. S A LT L A K E C H A M B E R 2 0 1 6 P U B L I C P O L I C Y G U I D E28 Immigration Advisory Committee Chair: Timothy M. Wheelwright, Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C. Carlos Alegre, Granite Construction Company Jeff Alexander, Alexander’s Michael Arrett, Vantage Title Insurance Agency, LLC Brian Bethers, 1-800 Contacts, Inc. Todd R. Bingham, Utah Manufacturers Association Jake Boyer, The Boyer Company Mark Brennan, Ames Construction, Inc Lonnie M. Bullard, Jacobsen Construction Company Diego H. Carroll, WSP Parsons Brinckeroff Wilford Clyde, Clyde Companies, Inc. Mark Compton, Utah Mining Association Chris DeHerrera, ABC-Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Clint W. Ensign, The Sinclair Companies Elizabeth Garbe, United Way of Salt Lake Sharon Garn, OfficeofSenatorOrrinG.Hatch Terry Grant, KeyBank of Utah Tom Guinney, Gastronomy, Inc. Melanie Hamilton Bowen, Office of Senator Orrin G. Hatch Tyler G. Harvey, Wells Fargo Tom N. Hori, REDCON, Inc. Sen. Scott K. Jenkins, Utah State Senate Jonathan Johnson, Overstock.com Jason Keith, Enterprise Holdings Inc. Roger J. McConkie, Prince Yeates Lynn C. McMurray, Kirton McConkie Doug Moody, Solution Services, Inc. Brett Okland, Okland Construction Company Scott Parson, Staker Parson Companies Ray D. Pickup, WCF Alan Rindlisbacher, Layton Construction Company Jennifer G. Somers, Office of Congressman Rob Bishop Paul Torres, Manuel’s Fine Foods Roger Tsai, Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce Steven E. Tyler, Holland & Hart, LLP Utah Transportation Coalition Membership** Chair: David R. Golden, Wells Fargo Mike Alter, Kilgore Companies Doug Anderson, Redmond Minerals Larry Anderson, Redmond Minerals Shelly Austin, Integrated Distribution Services, Inc. Richard Bell, Governor’s Office of Energy Development Alene E. Bentley, Rocky Mountain Power Todd Beutler, Utah Urban Rural Specialized Transportation Association Marty Biljanic, Wadsworth Development Group Bob Bonar, Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort Shannon L. Bond, WSP Parsons Brinckeroff Paul W. Campbell, Wheeler Machinery Co. Melanie Carrrol-Baxendale, Komatsu Equipment Co Brad Christofferson, Clyde Companies, Inc. Peter M. Corroon, Ninigret Group Richard Clasby, Utah Trucking Association Allen Clemons, Hughes General Contractors, Inc. Wilford Clyde, Clyde Companies, Inc. Greg Davis, AECOM Chris DeHerrera, ABC-Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Mark Droubay, Double D Distribution Dan England, C.R. England, Inc. TJ England, C.R. England, Inc. Clint W. Ensign, The Sinclair Companies Eric Gibbons, EMH Transportation LLC Clayton Gilliland, Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. Mark Green, M.C. Green & Sons, Inc. General Contractors Jeffrey Guy, Ash Grove Cement Company Brent Jensen, HDR Engineering, Inc. Hal Johnson, ITE - Utah Chapter Meg Holbrook, Zions Bank Shauna Kane, Delta Air Lines Jason Kilgore, Kilgore Companies Michael King, Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects Michael S. Lasko, CH2M HILL Adam Massey, Uintah Transportation Special Service District Richard Miller, PARSONS Allison Milne, Cache Valley Electric Company Matt Morgan, Morgan Asphalt Heather Morley, Morgan Asphalt Jon Nelson, Harris Rebar Jon Nepstad, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants Brett Nielsen, Whitaker Construction Co., Inc. Bryan Olsen, WCF Scott Parson, Staker Parson Companies Mardi Pearson, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants Helen Peters, WTS-Northern Utah John Pfisterer, Komatsu Equipment Co. Kyle Phillips, Herzog Contracting Corp Nathan Rafferty, Ski Utah Reed Ryan, Utah Asphalt Pavement Association Tyler Robirds, H W Lochner, Inc. Michael Seare, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. Randi Shover, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. Dave Smith, Penna Powers Michael Smith, American Council of Engineering Companies Brad Sweet, Granite Construction Company Rich Thorn, Associated General Contractors of Utah Brent Toller, Western Coating, Inc. John Tripi, Ames Construction, Inc. Lisa Tuck, HDR Engineering, Inc. John G. Van Hoff, AECOM LaVarr Webb, The Exoro Group Nathan Wickizer, Cache Valley Electric Company Michael F. Worrall, J.U.B. Engineers, Inc. Muriel Xochimitl, Wasatch Front Regional Council Andrea Young, Wheeler Machinery Co. Advisory Members: Rep. Johnny Anderson, Utah State House of Representatives Jerry Benson, Utah Transit Authority Ben Bolte, GREENbike Jesse Dean, Downtown Alliance Cameron Diehl, Utah League of Cities and Towns Andrew Gruber, Wasatch Front Regional Council Linda Hull, Utah Department of Transportation Robin Hutcheson, City of Salt Lake Laynee Jones, Mountain Accord Patrick Reimherr, Salt Lake County Lincoln Shurtz, Utah Association of Counties Matt Z. Sibul, Utah Transit Authority Elizabeth Weight, Utah Department of Transportation Natural Resources Business Council Co-Chair: Joe Cannon, Fuel Freedom Foundation Co-Chair: Stephen Sands, Rio Tinto Kennecott Clean Air Advisory Committee Desmond C. Barker, Des Barker Associates Richard Bell, Governor’s Office of Energy Development Vicki Bennett, City of Salt Lake Steve Bergstrom, Intermountain Healthcare Kip Billings, Wasatch Front Regional Council Josh Brown, Rio Tinto Kennecott Brian Burnett, Callister, Nebeker & McCullough Amy Christensen, Utah Department of Environmental Quality Jim Crowder, Enterprise Holdings Inc. Mike Dalley, Staker Parson Companies Jeff Edwards, EDCUtah Kevin Emerson, Utah Clean Energy Jennifer Faber, Sentry Financial Corporation Tayler Fox, Callister, Nebeker & McCullough Andrew Gruber, Wasatch Front Regional Council Greg Hardy, Chevron Tausha Harrington, Alert Plus Wallace Jeffs, Servpro Cottonwood and Sandy Jonathan Johnson, Overstock.com G.J. LaBonty, Utah Transit Authority Richard Lambert, Wells Fargo Michael S. Lasko, CH2M HILL Chris Lee, Deseret Management Corporation Kate Lilja Lohnes, City of Salt Lake Alan Matheson, Department of Environmental Quality Erin Mendenhall, Breathe Utah Alana Metcalf, Maharg Holdings Corporation Paul Murphy, Rocky Mountain Power Jon Nepstad, Fehr & Peers Associates Angelo Papastamos, Utah Department of Transportation Joe Reidling, Critical Power Exchange Jamie Riccobono, American Lung Association of Utah Holly Robb, Maverik, Inc. Stephen Sands, Rio Tinto Kennecott Matt Z. Sibul, Utah Transit Authority Justin Smart, Penna Powers Stephen W. Smithson, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Pike Sowle, Goldman, Sachs & Co. Joe Stoddard, Grant Thornton LLP Robert Storey, Zions Bank Shannon Storrud, Hexcel Corporation Shawn Teigen, Utah Foundation Corey Thayn, BD Medical Surgical Marc L. Turman, Callister, Nebeker & McCullough Sherry Weaver, Park City/Canyons Resort Ian Wright, National Energy Foundation Sarah Wright, Utah Clean Energy Abigail Wright, JWright Companies Members of the Clean Air Advisory, Energy and Minerals and Water Committees, as well as interested Outdoor Recreation members make up the members of this council.
  31. 31. W W W . S L C H A M B E R . C O M 29 Energy and Minerals Task Force Co-Chair: Cindy Crane, Rocky Mountain Power Co-Chair: Jeff Alexander, Alexander’s Ryan Atkinson, Strong & Hanni, PC Nate Ballard, Wadsworth Development Group Desmond C. Barker, Des Barker Associates Kimberly Barnett, Salt Lake County Jeffrey Barrett, Governor’s Office of Energy Development Mayor Ralph Becker, City of Salt Lake Vicki Bennett, City of Salt Lake Kelsey Berg, Office of Congressman Jason Chaffetz Mike Bodell, Bodell Construction Bob Bonar, Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort Mark Brennan, Ames Construction, Inc. Rey Butcher, Questar Corporation Bradley R. Cahoon, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Diego H. Carroll, WSP Parsons Brinckeroff Steven J. Christiansen, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless Mark Compton, Utah Mining Association Ryan Creamer, sPower Denise Dragoo, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Fred Ferguson, Office of Congressman Jason Chaffetz Brandon Finch, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. Matt Finnegan, Kern River Gas Transmission Company Stan Fitts, Strong & Hanni, PC Kelly Francone, Energy Strategies LLC Christian Gardner, Gardner Company Nick Goodman, CYRQ Energy Jeff Hartley, Sage Grouse Consulting Stephen J. Hershey Kroes, Utah Foundation Tim Homer, Wasatch Electric Rikki L. Hrenko-Browning, Enefit American Oil Tiffany A. James, Magnum Energy Chase Jensen, Deloitte Ronald W. Jibson, Questar Corporation Natalie Kaddas, Kaddas Enterprises Chane Kellerstrass, KellerstrassOilCompany Job Kingston, A-FAB Engineering Christopher Kirkpatrick, Enterprise Holdings Inc. Dennis Klaus, Salt Lake Community College Scott Lamb, Wadsworth Development Group Richard Lambert, Wells Fargo Ronald Mangone, Strong & Hanni, PC Alana Metcalf, Maharg Holdings Corporation Molly Molenaar, Summit Anthropology Laura Nelson, Governor’s Office of Energy Development Brett Nielsen, Whitaker Construction Co., Inc. Shawn Packard, Red Leaf Resources Scott Parson, Staker Parson Companies Dan Patry, SunEdison Monica Rafferty, CBC Advisors Bob Reeder, Parsons Behle & Latimer Debra Rigby, Questar Corporation Gary Robinson, Questar Gas Company Lisa Schauer, MacKay Sposito Dennis Schwartz, MacKay Sposito Reed Searle, Blue Castle Holdings Stuart Smith, Faithful & Gould Stephen W. Smithson, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Cody Stewart, Utah Governor’s Office Joe Stoddard, Grant Thornton LLP Michael Swenson, Potash Ridge David L. Taylor, Rocky Mountain Power Shawn Teigen, Utah Foundation Chad Teply, Rocky Mountain Power Brok Thayn, Hunt Electric, Inc. Blake H. Thomas, Governor’s Office of Energy Development Richard Walje, PacifiCorp Art Westmoreland, WCF Brian Wilkinson, Wilkinson Ferrari & Co. Abigail Wright, JWright Companies Ian Wright, National Energy Foundation Sarah Wright, Utah Clean Energy Water Committee Co-Chair: Rob Moore, Big-D Construction Corp. Co-Chair: Craig Wagstaff, Questar Gas Samuel Allen, REAL Salt Lake / Rio Tinto Stadium Richard Bay, Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District Steve Bergstrom, Intermountain Healthcare KC Ericksen, Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc. Brandon Finch, KiewitInfrastructureWestCo. Tage Flint, Weber Basin Water Conservancy District Chris Gamvroulas, Ivory Development Marie Geist, American Water Graham Gilbert, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Rudy Larson, Scandia Eric Marble, Chanshare Farms Randy Marble, Chanshare Farms Alan Matheson, Department of Environmental Quality Molly Molenaar, Summit Anthropology Covey Morris, Callister, Nebeker & McCullough Adam Murdock, CH2M HILL Brett Nielsen,WhitakerConstructionCo.,Inc. Jeff Niermeyer, Salt Lake City Corp. / Department of Public Utilities Scott Parson, Staker Parson Companies Warren Peterson, Farmland Reserve, Inc. Thomas B. Price, Callister, Nebeker & McCullough Steve Schnoor, Rio Tinto Kennecott Michael Smith, American Council of Engineering Companies Stephen W. Smithson, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Nick Standiford, North American Recovery Jody L. Williams, Holland & Hart, LLP Mike Wilson, Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake & Sandy Abigail Wright, JWright Companies * Indicates a policy stakeholder group that is by invitation only or is closed to general membership. ** Indicates a policy stakeholder group that required additional funds.
  32. 32. SALT LAKE CHAMBER 2015-2016 BOARD OF GOVERNORS Kim Abrams, Goldman, Sachs & Co. Don H. Adams, Bear River Mutual Insurance Company John A. Adams, Ray Quinney & Nebeker Pres. Stan L. Albrecht, Utah State University Jeff Alexander, Alexander’s Larry Anderson, Redmond Minerals Nathan Anderson, Union Pacific Railroad Gene Barton, Hexcel Corporation Scott Beck, Visit Salt Lake, The Convention and Visitors Bureau Former Mayor Ralph Becker, City of Salt Lake Brian Bethers, 1-800 Contacts, Inc. Mayor Jackie Biskupski, City of Salt Lake Shannon L. Bond, WSP Parsons Brinckeroff Mark Brennan, Ames Construction Barrie Brewer, Syloet Solutions International Todd Brightwell, EDCUtah Lonnie M. Bullard, Jacobsen Construction Company Keith M. Buswell, Wadman Corporation Jed Call, Utah Media Group Andy Carroll, REAL Salt Lake / Rio Tinto Stadium Lee Carter, UBS Bank USA Roger Christensen, Bank of Utah Chris Christiansen, Bank of America / Merrill Lynch Samuel W. Clark, Dale Barton Agency Wilford Clyde, Clyde Companies, Inc. Lew Cramer, CBC Advisors Michael M. Dale, New Media Strategists Jennifer B. Danielson, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah Raymond J. Dardano, Marlin Business Bank Ingolf de Jong, GENCOMM Rebecca Dutson, United Way of Salt Lake Jeff Edwards, EDCUtah Mark Eggett, Sysco Intermountain, Inc Gary England, Headwaters Inc. TJ England, C.R. England, Inc. Clint W. Ensign, The Sinclair Companies David Entwistle, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics KC Ericksen, Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc. Dr. Ivy V. Estabrooke, USTAR Raymond J. Etcheverry, Parsons Behle & Latimer Mark Faas, Deloitte Matt Finnegan, Kern River Gas Transmission Company Tage Flint, Weber Basin Water Conservancy District Rick S. Folkerson, Ken Garff Automotive Group Christian Gardner, Gardner Company Luke Garrott, Salt Lake City Council David Gessel, UHA, Utah Hospitals & Health Systems Association Marsha L. Gilford, Smith’s Food & Drug Stores Tony Gonchar, Delta Air Lines Terry Grant, KeyBank of Utah Matt Gregory, Arches Health Plan Robert Grow, Envision Utah Jonathan Hafen, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless Neil Hafer, Enterprise Holdings Inc. Kay Hall, Zions Bank John Hanshaw, MountainStar - HCA Mountain Division R. Kelly Harris, Harris Financial Utah Kurt Hawes, Washakie Renewable Energy Stephen J. Hershey Kroes, Utah Foundation Pres. Matthew Holland, Utah Valley University Tim Homer, Wasatch Electric Brandi Honey, SkyWest Airlines Tom N. Hori, REDCON, Inc. Kirk Huffaker, Utah Heritage Foundation Pres. Deneece Huftalin, Salt Lake Community College Scott Hymas, RC Willey Home Furnishings Eric Isom, CenturyLink Merlin Jensen, Comcast Business Suzy Jessen, Ancestry Richard H. Johnson, Stoel Rives LLP Jonathan Johnson, Overstock.com Patricia W. Jones, Women’s Leadership Institute Laura S. Kaiser, Intermountain Healthcare Bob Lake, Eide Bailly LLP Charlie Lansche, Fidelity Investments Gary Larcenaire, Valley Behavioral Health Chris Lee, Deseret Management Corporation David Lockwood, EnergySolutions Daniel C. Lofgren, Cowboy Partners Al Manbeian, GPS Capital Markets, Inc. Ronald Mangone, Strong & Hanni, PC Mayor Ben McAdams, Salt Lake County Kristin McCullagh, SelectHealth Rich McKeown, The Leavitt Partners Dr. Donna Milavetz, OnSite Care Mike Moffitt, Gold Cross Services Pres. Steve Morgan, Westminster College Richard Nelson, Utah Technology Council Sterling W. Nielsen, Mountain America Credit Union Brett Okland, Okland Construction Company Slade Opheikens, R&O Construction Company Kimberly Page, Keystone Aviation Candice Payne, Alaska Airlines Pres. David Pershing, University of Utah Walter J. Plumb, Plumb Holdings LLC Gary B. Porter, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Dean Taylor Randall, David Eccles School of Business Chris Redgrave, Zions Bank David P. Reid, ABC 4 Utah Bill Rock, Park City/Canyons Resort Robin Rockwood, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Salt Lake City Branch Dr. Ronald Ruff, Mountain Medical Don Schulthies, Wal-Mart Stores Michael Seare, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. Daniel Shapiro, eBay Randy Shumway, Cicero Group Brian Singleton, Prime Inc. Erich S. Sontag, Banner Bank John Spigiel, Watson Laboratories, Inc. Steven Stauffer, Grant Thornton LLP Kami Taylor, CBRE Joe Tomon, Procter & Gamble Paul Torres, Manuel’s Fine Foods Maxine Turner, Cuisine Unlimited Catering & Special Events Stanley D. VanderToolen, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Vicki Varela, Utah Office of Tourism, Film and Global Branding John W. Ward, Harmons Mike L. Washburn, Thanksgiving Point Michael Weinholtz, CHG Healthcare Services Angie Welling, Google Grant S. Whitaker, Utah Housing Corporation Nathan Wickizer, Cache Valley Electric Company Pres. Charles A. Wight, Weber State University Jody L. Williams, Holland & Hart, LLP Brent Williams, Dental Select McKell Withers, Salt Lake City School District Todd Wolfenbarger, The Summit Group Mary Woolston, Program Support Center Edgar Wright, Pepsi Beverages Company David W. Zimmerman, Brahma Group, Inc Craig Zollinger, JP Morgan Chase SALT LAKE CHAMBER 2015-2016 EXECUTIVE BOARD President & CEO: Lane Beattie, Salt Lake Chamber Chair: Lori Chillingworth, Zions Bank Vice Chair: Keith McMullin, Deseret Management Corporation Bruce Bingham, Hamilton Partners Jake Boyer, The Boyer Company Terry H. Buckner, The Buckner Company Bishop Gérald Caussé, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cindy Crane, Rocky Mountain Power John Dahlstrom, Wasatch Group Spencer P. Eccles, The Cynosure Group Chris Gamvroulas, Ivory Development Natalie Gochnour, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute David R. Golden, Wells Fargo Val Hale, Governor’s Office of Economic Development Victor Ingalls, American Express Ron Jibson, Questar Corporation Brent Low, Utah Media Group Molly Mazzolini, Infinite Scale Derek Miller, World Trade Center Utah Jim Olson, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies Scott Parson, Staker Parson Companies Ray D. Pickup, WCF Vasilios Priskos, InterNet Properties Steven Starks, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies Nigel Steward, Rio Tinto Kennecott Linda Wardell, City Creek Center - The Taubman Company Bert R. Zimmerli, Intermountain Healthcare The Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors recognizes and appreciates the Chamber staff for its dedication and professionalism. 175 E. University Blvd. (400 S.) #600 I Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 I 801.364.3631 I slchamber.com

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