More than 400 business, community leaders and economists have joined Gov. Gary Herbert to launch the Economic Club of Utah.
The club is a formal association that will offer a speakers forum; provide a peer network to share economic data, research and analysis; will serve as the local chapter of the National Association of Business Economics; host an annual symposium to share economic forecasts and timely economic issues, and mentor future economic leaders.
It is patterned after similar clubs located in New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
"Great American cities have prestigious forums for intellectually motivating and deeply relevant economic discussion," said Dean Taylor Randall of the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business, which will serve as the organizing entity for the new club. "We will bring together leading economists and business leaders to better understand the Utah economy and cultivate the next generation of economic leaders."