Utah Black Chamber

Podcast: A Conversation With Utah Black Chamber President, James Jackson

Kaitlyn ClarkeBusiness Elevated Podcast

Business Elevated Podcast (Season 4 Episode 10)

This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.

The Business Elevated podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, YouTubeSpotify and Stitcher.



This episode features a conversation about the Utah Black Chamber with the organization’s founder and president, James Jackson, and podcast host, Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director.

Jackson shares his experience founding and growing the Utah Black Chamber, from what he thought would be a side hustle job in 2009 to a thriving entity representing over 400 voices. He talks about the accomplishments of the black success center — an educational platform for black professionals and entrepreneurs, and his new book, Black Utah, Stories From A Thriving Community, which highlights stories of individuals and how they’ve made Utah their home. The discussion includes the importance of building a community of diverse and connected individuals and a new black museum the organization’s raising money for, and much more.