The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, an initiative of the David Eccles School of Business, seeks to be a vital gathering place and center for independent economic, demographic and public policy data and research in Utah. Its mission is to support informed decision making that strengthens the Utah economy. The institute engages in four primary activities:
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute was established by the University of Utah Board of Trustees and the Utah Board of Regents and officially launched on September 2, 2015. The institute brings together the 85-year history of the Bureau of Economic and Business Research and the 68-year history of the Center for Public Policy & Administration. Together, these entities have been combined to form The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah and is an initiative of the David Eccles School of Business.