The Need and the Progress
In the last two decades, Utah has lost the advantage it once held of being among the most highly-educated states in the nation. However, as of 2015, we have gotten closer to our goal of being in the top ten in the nation.
The 7/8ths Initiative
Education First is asking for a small income tax increase by 7/8 of one percent. This will generate approximately $518m per year and be directed to go directly to local schools. Read more about it here:
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The Salt Lake Chamber
The Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s largest business association and Utah’s business leader. A statewide chamber of commerce with members in all 29 Utah counties, the Chamber represents more than 8,000 businesses and over 500,000 Utah jobs—nearly half the workforce of our state. With roots that date back to 1887, the Chamber stands as the voice of business, supports its members’ success and champions community prosperity.
Prosperity 2020 is the largest business-led movement ever assembled in Utah to advance educational investment and innovation. The partnership includes 21 chamber of commerce across the state. The vision of Prosperity 2020 is to work collaboratively to make education in Utah top 10 in the nation, leading to prosperity and a bright future for Utah.