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Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) announced that Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Indiana Governor Mike Pence, along with former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will discuss workforce at the Utah Solutions Summit on September 1, 2016, at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

“Students, employees, businesses, and institutions of higher learning are all searching for new and better ways to meet each other's needs and together prepare our economy and our workforce to succeed in the twenty first century,” Lee said. “Governors Herbert and Pence have both done excellent work in Utah and Indiana creating a policy environment that facilitates these vital relationships and bonds of cooperation. And Carly Fiorina’s first-hand experience managing a major corporation will be an invaluable addition to our discussion.”

Also contributing to Sen. Lee’s 2016 Utah Solutions Summit will be: 

World Trade Center President and CEO Derek Miller
Salt Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Lane Beattie
Utah Manufacturers Association President Todd Bingham
Utah Mining Association Executive Committee Member Josh Brown
Utah State Senator Ann Millner
Education First Co-Chair Nolan Karras
LDS Business College President Larry Richards
Salt Lake Community College President Deneece Huftalin


The Utah Solutions Summit is an annual event hosted by Sen. Lee that brings together business and civic leaders to discuss public policy solutions designed to meet our nation's most pressing challenges. Previous Solutions Summits have focused on the “Utah Model” of government and civil-society partnerships as well as reforming the federal regulatory state so that it works for, not against, hardworking Americans and their businesses. 

This year the Utah Solutions Summit will focus on how "disruptive innovation” – in government, educational institutions, and the business world – is the key to fostering the collaborative partnerships we need to create a healthy and productive workforce prepared for success.