The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce focuses much of its policy efforts on initiatives affecting the Utah Valley business community.
Businesses need an educated workforce to thrive. The Utah Valley Chamber Education Committee strives to improve educational outcomes in the County by encouraging partnerships between the business and education communities.
The Committee deals with K-12 issues, as well as higher education initiatives affecting both Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University. In 2013, the Education Committee will launch a new program called the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. This program is designed for students in junior high and high school who have an interest in learning how to start and run a business.
Healthcare is one of the largest sectors of our economy and will only increase with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Chamber has a subcommittee assigned to study healthcare-related issues and advise the Public Policy Committee regarding proposed healthcare legislation or other items affecting the healthcare industry.
Utah Valley is one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States. Its population is expected to double in the next couple of decades. With the population explosion come considerable transportation issues. The Chamber strives to be involved in critical discussions affecting the future of transportation, including increased use of public transportation, funding of transportation, etc.
Our businesses need sufficient workers to keep the economy growing. The Utah Valley Chamber endorses the Utah Compact as a realistic and compassionate approach to dealing with immigration issues. We also encourage the Federal Government to do its job and properly secure the borders.