Economy

CalChamber Releases 2020 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce today released its annual job killer list, which includes 10 bills that threaten California’s economic recovery and would hurt...

After Years of Growth, State Budget Tanks

And just like that, California is in an economic recession. But not just any recession. According to Governor Newsom’s Department of Finance, since mid-March, more...

Property Tax Relief, Workers’ Comp Presumptions, and Budget Deficits, Oh My!

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, Major League Baseball was preparing for opening day, school children shuttled off to classrooms...

Open for Business: ‘Lower-Risk’ Businesses May Reopen Today

Lower-risk workplaces and businesses such as clothing stores, florists and manufacturers may reopen today with adaptations as California enters the first phase of Stage...

Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Order: Presume COVID-19 Illness Arises from the Job

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed an executive order establishing a rebuttable presumption that any COVID-19 related illness of an employee who worked outside the...

CalChamber Issues Statement on Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Announcement

The California Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement following Governor Gavin Newsom’s briefing today: "It appears that the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program provides federally...

Food Producer Outlines Keys to Restoring Economy After COVID-19

Restoring confidence and supporting economic growth are two keys to moving forward from the COVID-19 pandemic, the CEO of a Central Valley cheese producer...

Science Provides Hope for COVID-19

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Chief Medical Officer...
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CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg Named to Governor’s Business/Jobs Recovery Task Force

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg will join four former governors and other high-level advisers on an economic recovery task force...

May The 4th Be With You

After initially being suspended until April 13, 2020, Senate President pro Tem Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced that the California...

COVID-19 Loans and the New Economy

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo...

COVID-19 Business Loans Explained – Podcast

Starting today, qualifying small businesses may apply for the federal loans offered through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In this...

Federal CARES Act Provides Small Business Relief

Last week, Congress passed and President Donald J. Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Relief Act (CARES Act), which among other...

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Help Small Business During Crisis

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will provide some relief for small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 crisis.  The Governor's executive order ...

Stepping Up

Bankers stepped up to the plate to help allay financial concerns caused by the pandemic, offering a variety of support for customers and small business owners ..

The CARES Act Explained

With more than half of the country under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government on Friday passed an historic $2.2...

California Businesses Retool and Donate to Help Fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented difficulties to California and the nation—but chief among them is highlighting a shortage in health care-critical supplies.

Legislative Analyst Takes First Look at Coronavirus Impact on State Budget

Economic uncertainty due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will create logistical and financial challenges for the state budget, the state Legislative Analyst commented this...
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Coronavirus Impacts State Legislature and Business

The impact of the coronavirus is being felt all throughout the state, country, and world. Just yesterday, Governor Newsom requested the home isolation of...

No Slowdown Before the Election Hoedown

U.S. Economic Outlook This year’s Lunar New Year ushered in the Year of the Rat on the Chinese calendar. The past year, the Year of...