Salt Lake Chamber hosts 2018 candidate forum

he Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association, held its 2018 Salt Lake Chamber Candidate Forum Tuesday at the Chamber offices in downtown Salt Lake City.

Members of the Chamber’s Board of Governors, and other invited guests, had an opportunity to hear from Governor Mitt Romney, Mayor Ben McAdams, Councilwoman Jenny Wilson, and Congresswoman Mia Love about issues important to Utah’s business community.  

Unlike a traditional debate, the forum allowed business leaders to hear from the candidates one-on-one, with each candidate getting 25 minutes to discuss the Chamber’s key federal priorities, which include trade, immigration, health and entitlement reform, infrastructure, medical cannabis, energy production and regulation reform, as well as answer questions about the nation’s deficit and the current political climate in Washington, D.C.

“The Salt Lake Chamber is pleased to have been able to provide our members the opportunity to hear from these candidates and learn about where they stand on our key federal priorities that will have a direct impact on Utah’s small businesses, labor force and competitive economy,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. “We want to thank the candidates for taking part in our forum today and for their willingness to serve the people of Utah. We encourage all Utahns to educate themselves on the issues and get out and vote on November 6.”

The Salt Lake Chamber partnered with ABC4 Utah to livestream the event. If you were not able to attend the Candidate Forum, you can watch it here.

For photos of the event, visit the Salt Lake Chamber’s flickr account.