CalChamber President Issues Statement in Response to Governor’s Announcement on Reopening California’s Economy

President and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce Allan Zaremberg released the following statement following Governor Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 briefing today:

“The Governor clearly understands the importance of reopening California’s economy. His comments today reflect the reality that workers, employers and customers must all feel safe in order to begin participating in the economy once again.

“As our employers look toward rebuilding their businesses and providing the services Californians need and want, it is critical that we focus on developing workable physical distancing protocols and other measures that both provide necessary levels of safety for all and maximize the number and kinds of operations that are allowed to rejoin the economy.

“CalChamber has a great sense of pride knowing that California companies are actively engaged in providing the innovation necessary to successfully combat many elements of this crisis.”

The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) is the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California. Membership represents one-quarter of the private sector jobs in California and includes firms of all sizes and companies from every industry within the state.  Leveraging our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations, we provide products and services to help businesses comply with both federal and state law. CalChamber, a not-for-profit organization with roots dating to 1890, promotes international trade and investment in order to stimulate California’s economy and create jobs.  Please visit our website at