If "Liquor license laws are already chasing away national restaurant
chains." is the only (reference required) factor that keeps them away, it is
no great loss. What it really means is they want a bar attached to the
restaurant. Trader Joe's used the sell no alcohol excuse until they opened
a market that does not sell alcohol and they are doing quite well, thank you.
"I think that’s one thing Utah has to offer the world, that it’s
a great place to do business," he said. "But I think we need to invest
in our people so they can do more and more remarkable things."Right. A proactive progressive approach where government invests in people is
the ticket for Utah's success.Thank goodness for good
"These measures of success are causing us to invest in innovations that
eliminate jobs and not invest in the things that create jobs,"Sounds like this remark is being ignored.
There are two important fundamentals being ignored. 1.) Sagging education
funding. 2.) Pollution that rivals Beijing, China on some days. These are long
term detractors that will become more significant over time if they are not
addressed soon. It will get to a point where businesses won't relocate to
Utah because their employees and managers will balk. Also, other states are
catching up to Utah in their tax structure. That means Utah will have to
compete harder for those businesses. Streamlining the quirky liquor laws will
also become an important factor in the future. Liquor license laws are already
chasing away national restaurant chains.