Economy

CalChamber Releases 2022 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce today released the first wave of bills to be included on its 2022 job killer list. The preliminary list...

Gas Prices and the Gann Limit

Nothing shouts “cost of living” quite as loudly as gasoline prices in Los Angeles averaging $6.01 a gallon. Inflation has reached a 40-year high...
Dam

Continued Drought Leads to Reduced Water Deliveries

As California enters another year of drought conditions, water shortages will again take their toll on California residents and businesses.  Recent estimates put the...

CalChamber Identifies SB 1044 as Job Killer

The California Chamber of Commerce today tagged SB 1044 (Durazo; D-Los Angeles) as a job killer bill. The bill, which is opposed by a...

California Film & TV Tax Credit Program Generates $21.9B in Economic Output, 110,000 Jobs...

California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program contributed almost $21.9 billion in economic output over five years and supported more than 110,000 total jobs...

CalChamber Board Votes to Oppose Plastic Waste Reduction Regulations Initiative, Support Taxpayer Protection Ballot...

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors last week voted to oppose the California Plastic Waste Reduction Regulations Initiative, which proposes a new...

California Unemployment Rate Holds Amid Inflation Worries

California’s unemployment rate held steady in January as the nation’s most populous state added 53,600 jobs in a sign the economy is slowly returning...

Blue Diamond Almond Growers Sustain Family Farms, Feed Consumers Worldwide

This article is a part of a series of profiles of CalChamber member companies that are contributing to the state’s economic strength and ability...
Local Chambers

Local Chambers Help Businesses Thrive

Working together, the California Chamber of Commerce and local chambers of commerce are a solid force as advocates supporting business-friendly policies and helping California...
Trade Exports Global

U.S. Launches Programs to Combat Supply Chain Problems, Spur Manufacturing

The federal government has announced a number of programs and grants to help revitalize manufacturing and address supply chain problems in the United States. These...

Another Surplus and Another Wealth Tax

Governor Newsom’s January Budget proposal forecasted another historic surplus estimated to be approximately $45 billion. As 2022 marches on, that surplus continues to grow....

Policy Briefing – How the Research & Development Tax Credit Drives California’s Economy

Moderated by Preston Young, CalChamber policy advocate. Matt Horton and Aaron Melaas from the Milken Institute on How the Research & Development Tax Credit Drives California’s...

Second Year of Legislative Session Off to a Fast Start

Both houses of the State Legislature recently wrapped up their work on 2-year bills that had a January 31st deadline to pass their house...

Policy Briefing – California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA): Employee Data and Business-to-Business (B2B) Exemptions

Moderated by Ashley Hoffman, CalChamber policy advocate. Speaker: Ronak Daylami, Senior Counsel, Nielsen Merksamer

The California Assembly Voted to Expand CEQA and Make the Housing Crisis Worse

The last thing the California Legislature should be doing during an ongoing housing crisis is voting to pass laws that make constructing any new...

Legislature Taking Up Governor’s Tax and Leave Proposals

The Legislature will take its first actions on Governor Newsom’s proposed 2022 budget and policy proposals next week, after negotiating a package deal to...
Tejon Ranch

Tejon Ranch: Land Steward Provides Housing, Jobs, Conservation

Note: With this article, the California Chamber of Commerce begins a series of profiles of member companies that are contributing to the state’s economic...

New Website Launched for PAGA Reform Initiative

A new website that provides updates and information on The California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act is now available at https://stoptheshakedown.com. The California...

Single Payer Bill Advances

AB 1400, California’s Single Payer health care bill, passed out of the Assembly Health Committee last week and is scheduled to be heard in...

Calif. Finance Director Says Budget Windfall Gives State Opportunity to Invest in Its Future

California’s revenues and economic conditions have continued to improve, enabling the state to address some of its greatest threats, such as climate change, the...