Thursday, December 12 2013, 12:01 PM MST
Web Exclusive: Fred Lampropoulos on Right to Work State
Fred Lampropoulos discusses Utah as a "Right to Work" State.
Shauna Lake: What about Utah being a right to work state? Does that help you? Does that help Merit Medical as a company?
Fred Lampropoulos: I don't know I think anything within reason that allows businesses to conduct commerce, following laws and taking care of their employees and not having the burdens that government imposes is always to your advantage. That doesn't mean I don't believe in putting back into the community and doing things correctly. I mean I believe in all of those things but there are so many other factors that go into this. For example the 2.3 we have to pay these fees just to access to a hospital so there are so many of these expenses that get in the way. There are several things I love about Utah. We have the most aggressive research and development tax, we have great universities where we have kids that participate in great intern programs and develop into great engineers and I see them from BYU, I see them from the U of U, we see great folks from Utah State and Weber State. So those things are very, very positive. There are a lot of other things: transportation, work ethic, I mean I love being here. It's a great place to conduct business.
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