Salt Lake Chamber: Clearing the Air to Make Business Stronger

Over the last five years, the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce has played an increasingly central role in regional efforts to cut air pollution, making an economic development case for clean air.

Last weekend, Ryan Evans, the vice president for business and community relations for the chamber, published an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune, explaining that local chambers know that clean air is important for economic development and that private sector solutions are better than government mandates.

“Clean air and energy make good business sense,” Evans wrote, “and we’ll continue to share our perspective about how local businesses will play a significant role in moving the country forward.” Utah Governor Gary Herbert recently appointed Ryan to a statewide Clean Air Action Team.

Evans opinion article can be found here. The news release from Governor Herbert’s office about the Clean Air Action Team can be found here.