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Utah Leaders, Small Businesses Cite Importance of Digital Tools for Economic Recovery

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (September 10, 2020) – State Senate Majority Whip Dan Hemmert and Utah small businesses joined industry leaders for a discussion about the importance of technology platforms and tools and the current technology regulatory environment. The ‘Tech Forward Webcast: How Technology Is Fueling the Utah Recovery’ was hosted by Jake Ward, President of the Connected Commerce Council, a non-profit membership organization representing digitally empowered small businesses. 

Utah State Senate Majority Whip Dan Hemmert commented on the evolving role of technology for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and going forward, and the current economic landscape of the Utah tech industry. “COVID-19 has permanently changed the fabric of the Utah economy and Utah businesses are adapting to social distancing guidelines and also finding new ways to operate,” said Utah State Majority Whip Dan Hemmert. “Now more than ever, Utah businesses are relying on tech to stay afloat.”

Utah small businesses My Tech High and ROOLEE shared their perspective on operating a small business during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they are using digital tools to survive the pandemic. 

Christopher Koopman of the Center for Growth and Opportunity and Alec Stapp of Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) spoke on a panel regarding policy and regulation on the technology sector, noting the pursuits of state attorneys general to break up or heavily regulate technology companies have the potential to backfire, hurting consumers and our economy.

To view a recording of the webinar, visit link.

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