Tag: Economy

World Trade Month: International Trade Critical to Weather Economic Downturns

After a year of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that has been hindered by a supply chain crisis, the war in Ukraine...

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...

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...
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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...
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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...

Restraint Key in Handling New, Post-Pandemic Normal

The enduring lesson for policy makers as California recovers from the Pandemic Era should be restraint. California enjoys a bountiful budget surplus, but nobody...
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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...

CalChamber Issues Statement on Governor’s Budget Proposal

CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera today responded to Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal with the following statement: “CalChamber commends Governor Newsom for taking decisive...

CalChamber Joins Call for Congress to Pass Tariff Relief Bill by End of Year

Congress must support U.S. jobs, competitiveness and growth by passing the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) by the end of the year. That is the message...

State Leaders Should Use Budget Surplus to Restore Tax Incentives, Repay UI Debt

Only 18 months ago, expecting a massive pandemic-induced collapse of economic activity, California finance officials predicted a staggering $54 billion state budget deficit. The...

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...

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,...

Californians Hit Beaches, Travel Ahead of Virus Rules Easing

Californians headed to campgrounds, beaches and restaurants over the long holiday weekend as the state prepared to shed some of its coronavirus rules. Southern California...

As Economy Lifts Off, Transitory Hiccups in Some Sectors, Inflation Factors to Watch

This Recovery Is Not a Sugar High Overview The parade of robust economic data continues to march onward. The data at the end of the quarter,...

CalChamber Commends Governor, Legislature for Providing Small Business Relief

The California Chamber of Commerce yesterday welcomed news that Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a measure that will bring California into partial conformity...

CalChamber Commends Governor, Legislature for Providing Small Business Relief

The California Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom's signature on AB 80 (Burke; D-Inglewood), a measure...

California Travel Looks to Bounce Back After Dramatic Decline During COVID-19

March marked one year since the coronavirus changed the way Californians live and work. This spring carries a sense of optimism as vaccines become...

CalChamber Releases 2021 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce released its annual job killer list yesterday, which includes 18 bills that would place California employers and the state’s...