Park City Chamber of Commerce unveils key findings from Wasatch Back Economic Summit
Park City — The Park City Chamber of Commerce | Convention & Visitors Bureau announced key takeaways following the 2022 Wasatch Back Economic Summit. The event, held in partnership with Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce, Wasatch County, Summit County, and Park City Municipal, highlighted economic issues facing Summit and Wasatch counties. Local residents gathered at Zermatt Resort on May 17 in Midway to hear updates from elected officials and participate in discussions with industry leaders.
“This year’s Wasatch Back Economic Summit was the first one since 2019 when the world was a different place,” says Jennifer Wesselhoff, President & CEO of the Park City Chamber of Commerce | Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Thanks to our partnership with the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce, our community was provided a safe space for their voices to be heard while learning critical information from local officials and industry leaders. We are humbled by the pivotal conversations and ideas shared at this year’s Summit, which further proved how necessary it is to strengthen the connection between our communities. More than ever, we are committed to developing stronger support systems and better infrastructure for our residents and businesses.”
For more than 35 years, the Park City Chamber of Commerce | Convention & Visitors Bureau has prided itself on protecting and fostering the local community’s needs. The organization believes that local residential quality of life issues need to be equally prioritized alongside environmental initiatives and those that contribute to the community’s economic prosperity. This month, the organization was pleased to welcome Scott House as its new VP of Partner Services. In this role, Scott will provide leadership in addressing both local business and residential relations issues.
“As the new VP of Partner Services, my top priority is to engage the local business community, and greater Wasatch Back community by developing programming that helps local businesses, and their employees better meet our communities challenges, ” says Scott House, VP of Partner Services. “I look forward to being an ally of local businesses, their employees, and the greater Park City and Wasatch Back community.”
The 2022 Wasatch Back Economic Summit featured a number of panelists, including:
- Nann Worel, Park City Mayor
- Matt McCormick, Kamas City Mayor
- Mark Nelson, Wasatch County Council
- Chris Robinson, Summit County Council, Vice Chair
Key topics covered at this year’s Summit ranged from employee shortage and housing to regional transit and sustainable tourism. In fact, the Park City Chamber of Commerce | Convention & Visitors Bureau is leading the creation of a new Sustainable Tourism plan focused on the future of the visitor economy in Park City and Summit County. While the plan is still in progress, it moves to specify actions in order to implement sustainable transportation, housing, water, energy, waste policies, and more. The Sustainable Tourism Plan is set to be announced in June. To learn more about Park City and Summit County’s Sustainable Tourism Plan, visit visitparkcity.com/sustainabletourismplan.
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About Park City Chamber of Commerce | Convention & Visitors Bureau
Park City Chamber of Commerce | Convention & Visitors Bureau represents nearly 1,000 businesses in Summit County. Founded in 1963 to promote local ski resorts, today, the Park City Chamber & Visitors Bureau is entrusted with fostering the health and wellbeing of the local community. From maintaining economic stability and addressing environmental concerns to developing sustainable tourism plans and preserving cultural heritage, the organization prides itself on being in the community for the community. For more information, visit visitparkcity.com.