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Climbing out of the Health and Economic Pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 has changed a lot about what the immediate future looks like for our state. Whoever is in the Governor’s Office in 2021 will — at best — inherit a recovering economy. Getting our economy back up and running is no small task; this is no time for on-the-job training in the Governor’s Office. A strong economy resolves a lot of issues but the impact of COVID-19 will reach beyond just the economy.

1
Leverage Existing Capital and Bring Fresh Resources to Our Market

Responsible bonding for shovel-ready infrastructure projects

Fully utilize available federal and state grant programs already available to Utah businesses

2
Fortify Existing Utah Companies to Avoid Insolvency

Encourage local financial institutions to provide bridge and zero-interest loans

Tax deferment programs

Payroll tax incentives

3
Create Open-for-Business Environment

Minimize unnecessary government delay of industry expertise

Empower industry groups to develop and refine plans to operate successfully

Expedite review and approval processes

4
Accelerate Training for Utah Workers

Targeted workforce development programs

Utilize existing higher education infrastructure

5
Suspend Burdensome Regulations

Get government out of the way

Streamline existing supply chains

Prevent unnecessary waste of existing agricultural resources