Economy

State Accepting Applications for New Funded Innovation Hub Program

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) is now accepting applications for the Inclusive Innovation Hub (iHub2) Program to incubate and accelerate...

UI Fund Insolvency and Payroll Tax Increases – Who’s Going to Do Something About...

With the legislative frenzy complete for the year, Sacramento’s policymakers are turning their eyes towards next year’s budget and their next round of legislative...

Strong Demand for Goods; Supply Lagging; Imbalance Keeps Upward Pressure on Prices

The Economy Is Powering Ahead Overview The recession is officially over. It ended more than a year ago, but it takes time for the group of...

Global Privacy Controls Are Subject to The California Administrative Procedure Act

The California Attorney General may have created an underground regulation when it updated the Frequently Asked Questions section of its website to establish a...

Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant: New Funding Round to Open in September

New applicants for California’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will be able to apply in the funding round opening on September 9 and...

CalChamber Companies Take Action to Maintain Grid Reliability; Governor Announces Compensation for Demand Reduction

When called on to take immediate emergency action to conserve energy by Governor Newsom, CalChamber members responded, helping to avert rolling blackouts and keep...

State Board of Equalization Holding Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing on August 24

On August 24, 2021, the State Board of Equalization (BOE) will hold the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing virtually, starting at 10:00 a.m. According...

Travel Industry Poised to Boost California’s Recovery

Summer is traditionally the most popular time for travel in California and with vaccination counts climbing and restrictions being lifted, 2021’s summer travel season...

It’s Time to End 2020’s Emergency Tax Increases

In 2020 California passed a budget that reflected dire financial circumstances. A raging pandemic and shuttered economy led politicians and pundits to believe...

Clock Is Ticking On Legislative Action to Avert Employer Tax Increase

Like the rest of California society, employers are cautiously hopeful the worst of the pandemic has passed. The wreckage of human life, family health,...

Almonds Swept California Farms. Then the Water Ran Out.

This article was written by Jesse Newman and first appeared in The Wall Street Journal. As another severe drought takes its toll in California, some farmers...

Supply Chain Disruptions, Labor Shortage Slow Economic Recovery

By now, Americans are used to hearing about some type of shortage. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic it was toilet paper...

Garment Industry Job Killer Moves Forward in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that increases costs and liability for nonunionized employers in the California garment manufacturing industry passed the...

Business Groups Urge Restoration of Tax Credits, Net Operating Loss Deduction

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of business groups are urging state legislators to restore the net operating loss deduction and business...

Travel Locally to Help State Recovery

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva and Visit California President and...

California Tourism Update on June 28 to Detail Stimulus Spending Plan

On the heels of California’s June 15 reopening, Visit California will convene an industrywide Zoom call on Monday, June 28 at 2 p.m. (Pacific...

Legislature Passes Budget, Clearing the Way for Real Budget Negotiations

The Legislature fulfilled its constitutional obligation this week by approving a state budget just ahead of the June 15 deadline. But meeting the formal...

TODAY: California Officially Re-Opens

Today, California turns the page and officially “re-opens” after what was arguably one of the most difficult and dark years in the state’s history....

With COVID Tamed, It’s a ‘Grand Reopening’ in California

California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic. At the stroke of...

CalChamber, Allies Join Forces to Stop 6 Oppose Bills, Amend 2

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates working alongside advocates from allied business groups succeeded in stopping six CalChamber-opposed bills from advancing for the year,...