State of Utah Archives: on Free Trade


Gary Herbert: Assist Utah companies with global vision for export growth

To accelerate job creation across the state, we must focus on three key areas: First, we must increase access to capital, for our small and start up businesses. We must ensure that the Utah Fund of Funds, created by the Legislature three years ago, is focused on assisting UTAH companies. Second, we must expand our GLOBAL vision. Utah's export growth is the strongest in the nation. To ensure a continued focus on international business, I challenge Lew Cramer and other international business leaders to double Utah exports in the next five years. Third, I urge the Legislature to pass Senator Ralph Okerlund's Business Expansion and Retention bill to support companies throughout rural Utah. Utah has been recognized time and again as a pro-business state, for the first time in our state's history, a #1 ranking from Forbes as the "Best State for Business and Careers" in America.
Source: 2011 Utah State of the State Address Jan 26, 2011

Mike Lee: Power over foreign trade as little as over interstate tr

I've come to believe that the federal government's too big and too expensive. Our founding fathers put together a national government under the auspices of the Constitution. That document gave decidedly, intentionally limited powers to our natio government. Our national government was supposed to be in charge of just a few basic things, including things like national defense, immigration, regulation of interstate and foreign trade, and protecting trademarks, copyrights, and patents.
Source: KCPW Utah Senate Radio Debate on Politics Up Close Jun 4, 2010

Mike Lee: Power over foreign trade as little as over interstate tr

I've come to believe that the federal government's too big and too expensive. Our founding fathers put together a national government under the auspices of the Constitution. That document gave decidedly, intentionally limited powers to our natio government. Our national government was supposed to be in charge of just a few basic things, including things like national defense, immigration, regulation of interstate and foreign trade, and protecting trademarks, copyrights, and patents. It was never supposed to be all things to all people. It was never supposed to be everyone's health care provider of first and last resort or lender of first and last resort. The government is not a business. Governments and businesses are two v different things because the government, you see, can't create wealth so it can't create real, meaningful, lasting jobs that will expand our economy. Only individuals can create wealth and they will whenever government stays out of their way.
Source: KCPW Utah Senate Radio Debate on Politics Up Close Jun 4, 2010

Jon Huntsman: Open up global markets for Utah businesses

As Governor, I will bring to bear my international experience in business and trade relations to open up global markets for Utah businesses. Strengthening Utah’s presence in the international trading community will be focused on the following key areas:
Source: Gubernatorial website, www.utah.gov/governor/ Nov 11, 2006

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