Blog Post

Insight: International Trade and Utah’s Economic Success

By: Gov. Gary R. Herbert

Editor’s note:

In this guest blog post, we publish a policy speech delivered by Utah governor Gary Herbert at the 2018 Economic Summit held April 27, 2018 in Salt Lake City. Gov. Herbert shares his views on Utah’s export economy, the importance of free trade, his support of NAFTA (including the need to modernize it), and his concerns about protectionist policies.

The opinions expressed are those of the author alone and do not reflect an institutional position of the Gardner Policy Institute. We hope the opinions shared contribute to the marketplace of ideas and help people as they formulate their own INFORMED DECISIONS™. We invite you to also read a recent report on globalization prepared by the Gardner Policy Institute here.

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert

12th Annual Utah Economic Summit, April 27, 2018

Keynote Address: International Trade and Utah’s Economic Success

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