Tag: Economy

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...

CalChamber Releases 2021 Job Killer List

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

CalChamber Leads Coalition Calling for Legislative Action to Promote Economic Recovery

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a coalition of more than 75 allied groups in urging Governor Gavin Newsom and California Legislators to...

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...

State Expects to Receive Surplus Revenue, But Sees Deficits on the Horizon

Despite enjoying a record $34 billion budget surplus and prudent reserves from burgeoning but one-time tax revenues, California budget officials expect to see fiscal...

CalChamber Applauds Governor’s Proposed Grants for Small Businesses

Today, as part of his budget announcement, Governor Gavin Newsom proposed adding much-needed financial relief for California employers in the form of tax credits/tax...

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 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...

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...