FAMILY

General Conference should give boost to Salt Lake City economy

Mar 31, 2022, 7:19 PM | Updated: Jan 4, 2023, 2:45 pm

The Conference Center will be at half capacity this weekend for General Conference. It's the first ...

The Conference Center will be at half capacity this weekend for General Conference. It's the first time since April 2019 that Church members were allowed to attend General Conference in person. Salt Lake Chamber President Derek Miller says those coming downtown this weekend will give a boost to the Salt Lake economy.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City economy should get a big boost this weekend. The 192nd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Conference Center in downtown.

Earlier this year, Church officials announced 10,000 people would be allowed to attend each of the five sessions. It’s the first time since April 2019 that Church members have been allowed to attend general conference in person.

Economy boost

Salt Lake Chamber President Derek Miller says exact figures aren’t known, but general conference generates millions of dollars, giving a boost to the Salt Lake City economy. 

“A lot of which is for businesses that really were hurt during the pandemic,” he told KSL NewsRadio.

Miller thinks people coming to downtown for general conference will help bring others back to the city.

“You know to see people are coming back to downtown, especially for conference,” he said. “I think gives confidence to others to come to downtown as well.”

Miller says there have been some changes to the city in the last few years.

“The most noticeable change to people who are coming for conference is going to be Temple Square,” he said. “But the whole skyline of Salt Lake City is changing.”

An opportunity to discover

Miller says the Chamber is hopeful that those coming to conference will use it as an opportunity to discover more of the city than just Conference Center.

Every session of the 192nd Annual General Conference can be heard on KSL NewsRadio or on the KSL NewsRadio app.

Bonneville International Corporation, the company that owns KSL NewsRadio, is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Read more: 

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Family

baby feet, utah postpartum retreat helps new moms...

Britt Johnson

Utah company aims to help postpartum moms with special retreats

The founder of Utah Postpartum Retreat said she thinks new moms are at high risk for developing postpartum mood disorders because they lack support.

15 hours ago

a child plays with a bubble, utah medicaid changing for kids...

Britt Johnson

Thousands of Utah children losing their Medicaid benefits

Medicaid is checking eligibility again and many people in Utah are making too much money to qualify.

14 days ago

children at a daycare, child care desert issues affecting utah...

Peter Johnston

You could be living in a child care desert. Here’s what that means

Data from 2019 shows that 77% of Utah's population live in a child care desert. Two bills seek to change that.

15 days ago

Child care provider Holly Kingston gives children a snack at her home in West Jordan on Friday, Jan...

Adam Small

Utah lawmaker pushing legislation to address child care shortage

If it becomes law, HB153 would allow unlicensed child care providers to watch eight kids. Right they can watch six.

16 days ago

The Provo Food Bank has less than a month's supply left and is asking for the public's help through...

Tammy Kikuchi and Waverly Golden

Provo Food Bank supplies running low, public donations needed

The Provo Food Bank has less than a month's supply left and is asking for the public's help through donations. 

16 days ago

kids play at a child care center in utah...

Allessandra Harris

Bill to expand child care options in Utah moves forward to Senate

The bill's sponsor, Sen. Luz Escamilla said most Utah residents live in a child care desert, with no options within 5 miles of them.

17 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Clouds over a red rock vista in Hurricane, Utah...

Wasatch Property Management

Why Southern Utah is a Retirement Paradise

Retirement in southern Utah offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. Find out all that this region has to offer.

General Conference should give boost to Salt Lake City economy