The Cache Chamber of Commerce welcomed 142 new members over the past year. Chamber president and CEO Sandy Emile said the local organization was recently honored as the fastest growing chamber in the state in an award from the Utah State Chamber.
In a report to the Cache County Council Tuesday, Emile said the past year was extremely busy with 32 ribbon cuttings for new or expanding businesses. She said 626 new jobs were created last year at a rate of 11.9 percent and 46 new establishments were in the professions of scientific or technical services.
Emile said the chamber has been very involved in legislative affairs.
“Our own business climate is very important to the chamber of commerce. We support our clean air initiatives and the initiatives of UCAIR,” said Emile. “We take all these initiatives very seriously because we know we can’t grow businesses in a place where people don’t want to live. It’s just that simple.”
Continuing, Emile said the chamber is working with local businesses to further enhance opportunities for electric vehicles.
“We are working with Logan City to install more recharge areas for electric cars,” she explained. “We are working with a local automotive company to arrange for electric cars to be leased at a discount for our manufacturing entities.”
Emile also said the chamber recognizes the need to give local businesses the connectivity they need in order to be global. Emile is serving as president of the State Chamber of Commerce this year and the local organization will host the state chamber conference this summer.