October Newsmaker Breakfast: “Growth in Utah: What’s the Plan?”

//October Newsmaker Breakfast: “Growth in Utah: What’s the Plan?”
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The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute announces a special Newsmaker Breakfast, a monthly event highlighting important issues impacting Utahns.

Over the past decade, Utah was the fastest growing state in the nation, and that growth continues – Utah is projected to reach five million people by 2050. Envision Utah’s recent Values Study highlighted that for the first time in 20 years more Utahns feel negative about the impacts of growth rather than positive. Utah is growing because it is a great place to live, but our future life quality depends on the choices we make today.

A statewide conversation called Guiding our Growth was launched this year to engage Utahns in exploring how we can keep Utah a great place for our families and communities as we grow. Results of this conversation will be shared.

The second key element to addressing our growth challenges is to plan to effectively accommodate growth. Along the Wasatch Front, the newly-refreshed Wasatch Choice Vision outlines a plan for coordinating transportation investments, development patterns, and economic opportunities, and serves as a blueprint for growth over the next 30 years.

Be a part of this important conversation to learn about and engage in these shared efforts to maintain life quality in Utah for generations to come. The conversation will be moderated by Gardner Institute Director Natalie Gochnour. Media are invited to attend and ask questions.

Please RSVP to gardnerinstitute@eccles.utah.edu as space is limited. 


Laura Hanson

State Planning Coordinator

Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget


Ari Bruening

Chief Executive Officer

Envision Utah


Andrew Gruber

Executive Director

Wasatch Front Regional Council