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The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at The University of Utah develops and shares economic, demographic and public policy data and research that help individuals and the community make informed decisions. Use the tools on this page to filter content by type, author, year, and subject matter. If you are unable to find a particular publication, please contact the Gardner Policy Institute at gardnerinstitute@utah.edu

Utah facing several threats to housing affordability

April 27, 2018 (Salt Lake City) – The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today released a landmark report on the rapid appreciation of housing prices in Utah and the threat to affordability. This report greatly expands upon an earlier research brief released last month. Researchers found that Utah’s rapid employment and demographic growth has produced […]

May 1, 2018
Utah facing several threats to housing affordability

March 20, 2018 (Salt Lake City) – The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today released a timely research brief on the rapid appreciation of housing prices in Utah and the threat to affordability. Researchers found that market conditions confirm a housing shortage in Utah, that the state experienced the fourth highest housing price appreciation since […]

March 22, 2018
Gardner Policy Institute expands professional staff

Institute adds depth in energy, construction, economics and public policy Feb. 15 (Salt Lake City) – The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today announced new and expanded staff positions that will strengthen the research capacities of the institute and better serve Utah decision makers. Together, the new staff add over 100 years of public policy […]

February 15, 2018
Utah’s population increased by nearly 60,000 between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017

Salt Lake City (November 29, 2017) — Utah’s population increased by 59,045 people between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017, according to new population estimates released by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

November 29, 2017
Utah population projected to increase to 5.8 million by 2065; Utah County to add more than 1 million new residents, new data show

New 50-year projections from the Gardner Policy Institute show continued growth and structural shifts for the state (Salt Lake City) July 17, 2017 – New long-term demographic and economic projections, prepared by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah, project Utah’s population will increase to 5.8 million by the year 2065. […]

July 17, 2017
Summer travel season begins with record-setting economic impacts in travel and tourism industry

Salt Lake City, Utah (May 10, 2017) – Travelers to Utah spent a record $8.17 billion in the state in 2015 and generated an estimated $1.15 billion in total state and local tax revenue, according to a recent study completed by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. “This was a leading year for Utah tourism,” […]

May 10, 2017
Utah’s defense industry directly and indirectly supported more than 109,000 jobs and $9.2 billion in economic activity in 2015

May 4, 2017 – Utah’s defense industry directly and indirectly supported more than 109,000 jobs and $9.2 billion in economic activity in the state during 2015, according to new research released by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah. That year, federal defense spending was responsible for 5.8 percent of Utah’s […]

May 4, 2017
Utah economy expected to continue to prosper in 2017

Salt Lake City (January 18, 2017) — Utah’s economic expansion is expected to continue in 2017, according to the latest Economic Report to the Governor. The report, released today and presented to Gov. Gary Herbert at the Salt Lake Chamber’s annual Utah Economic Review, documents Utah’s strong economic performance in 2016 and forecasts another favorable […]

January 18, 2017
New election brief highlights Utah’s teacher turnover rates and potential for teacher shortages

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 21, 2016 — Utah’s education system faces high turnover rates and potential for teacher shortages, according to a study released today by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, the Utah Education Policy Center, and the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

October 21, 2016
New population and employment projections for Utah through 2065 set to be released

SALT LAKE CITY — Oct. 11, 2016 — The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute will release new provisional long-term population and employment projections for the state of Utah this week, showing Utah’s population is projected to reach 5.5 million people by the year 2065. This research is funded by Utah State Legislature in order to […]

October 12, 2016

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