Economy

Is Unaffordable California Still the Land of Economic Opportunity?

This article first appeared in The Sacramento Bee. California is the land of opportunity because we were opportunistic. By luck, agility or careful planning, we...

CalChamber Issues Statement on Economic Relief Programs for Small Businesses

The California Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement following Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of legislation to provide relief to Californians experiencing pandemic...

CalChamber Members Answer Oakland African American Chamber Call to Support Resiliency Fund to Help...

When the coronavirus pandemic hit last year and local small businesses struggled to survive, the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce (OAACC) launched a...

CalChamber Leads Coalition Support for SB 74, Keep California Working Act

A coalition of more than 40 business organizations led by the California Chamber of Commerce have announced their support for SB 74 (Borgeas; R-Fresno),...

CalChamber Leads Coalition Support for SB 74, Keep California Working Act

A coalition of more than 40 business organizations led by the California Chamber of Commerce have announced their support for SB 74 (Borgeas; R-Fresno),...

More than 20 Local Chambers Join CalChamber Letter Opposing Mandated Payroll Increases

Over strong objections from California’s grocers, retailers, restaurants, and chambers of commerce, at least sixteen cities and counties have either passed or are considering...

Policy Briefing – COVID in the Workplace

(February 9, 2021) Moderated by Robert Moutrie, CalChamber policy advocate, the discussion focused on the CalOSHA emergency regulations and the most recent changes to them,...

Policy Briefing – Tax Fatigue

(January 22, 2021) Moderated by Preston Young, CalChamber policy advocate, the briefing featured presentations by experts on state and local tax impacts, plus a study...

Still Awaiting Results from Billions in New Taxes for Homelessness, Lawmakers Want Businesses to...

It was only a year ago that Governor Gavin Newsom devoted his entire State-of-the-State address to the dual challenges of housing and homelessness, calling...

Allies Join CalChamber Call for COVID Business Relief

The California Chamber of Commerce and nearly 200 allied business organizations representing all sectors of the economy and employing millions of California workers sent...

Close to 200 Groups Join CalChamber’s Call for COVID-19 Business Relief, Action to Prevent...

The California Chamber of Commerce and nearly 200 allied business organizations representing all sectors of the economy and employing millions of California workers today...

California’s Challenge: Transforming Crisis to Opportunity

For much of our history, California was the land of opportunity because we were opportunistic. Whether by luck, agility or careful planning, we leveraged...

Governor’s Recovery Plan is Clear: Stop Increasing Taxes!

As discussed in my earlier blog this week, in September, Governor Newsom publicly expressed his opposition to new state tax increases. Yesterday, he unveiled...

Governor’s Recovery Plan to Add $575 Million to Small Business Grant Program

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom released a preview of his budget plan to help California businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s Equitable Recovery for...

Now is Not the Time for Tax Increases

When Governor Newsom endorsed Prop 15 in September – which voters soundly rejected in November – he specifically said “In a global, mobile economy,...

State Finance Director to Review Governor’s 2021 California Budget in Free Webinar

Finance Director Keely Martin Bosler will be outlining Governor Gavin Newsom's 2021 budget priorities in an online webinar presented by the California Chamber of...

Will California Housing and Wildfire Solutions Complement or Conflict?

California has two competing and inextricably linked crises to address: a severe housing shortage and recurrent catastrophic wildfires. How the state attempts to address...

The Gift that Congress Needs to Give – Unemployment Insurance Assistance

Happy Holidays to all of our readers. In the spirit of the holidays and charity, I want to discuss California’s unemployment insurance fund (UI)...

State Fund Offers Low-Interest, Short-Term Loans to Help Small Businesses

The California Rebuilding Fund is offering flexible, affordable loans and free advisory services to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 health and economic crisis....

Applications Open for Small Business Hiring Tax Credit

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) began accepting applications today for a small business hiring credit against California state income taxes...