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Report: California Employers Pay Highest Workers’ Comp Costs in Nation

The biennial study by the Oregon Department of Business and Consumer Services has confirmed that California employers pay the highest workers’ compensation costs in...

Pro-Jobs Candidates Gain Victories in November Legislative Races

Business groups scored significant wins Tuesday night in a number of hotly contested and very competitive legislative races from around the state. Candidates from...

Report Highlights Japanese Businesses’ Contributions to Southern California Economy

Southern California is one of the leading global hubs for Japanese companies, according to a recent survey by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)...

CalChamber Joins Export, Trade Specialists from Across Country

The California Chamber of Commerce was well represented at recent gatherings of export and international trade specialists nationwide in Washington, D.C. CalChamber Vice President of...

Guest Commentary: Climate Change Policy Comes with Economic Risks​

(Cross posted in The Sacramento Bee) Gov. Jerry Brown spoke to the United Nations Climate Summit last month. He made a strong pitch for state...
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CalChamber-Supported Community College Education Bill Signed by Governor​

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that establishes baccalaureate degree pilot programs at up to 20 community college districts to help meet regional workforce...

New Law Provides Incentive to Bring Aerospace Jobs to California

An economic incentive program to attract new aerospace jobs to California is now in place with the signing of two California Chamber of Commerce-supported...

Guest Commentary: The Supreme Court Eyes CEQA​

(Cross posted on Fox and Hounds Daily) The best prospect for reform of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is no longer with the Legislature...

President of Mexico, Gov. Brown Continue Momentum of Trade Mission

On the last day of his first trip to the United States as president of Mexico, President Enrique Peña Nieto visited the state capital,...

An Unhealthy Dependence on the Rich​​​​

A robust rainy day reserve, which socks away unanticipated taxes, is the best hedge against a return to the bad old days of budget...

Study: California Businesses Average 19% Higher Operating Costs

California businesses on average have 19% higher operating costs per job than businesses in the rest of the country, according to a study released...

CFO of the Year Award: Nonprofit Public Agency – Larry Dicke

CFO of the Year Award: Nonprofit/public agency - Larry Dicke, Executive Vice President/CFO, California Chamber of Commerce (August 5, 2014) ​Larry Dicke loves to tell his...

Governor, Mexico Foreign Minister Tout Longstanding Mexico-California Ties

Longstanding historical, cultural and commercial ties between Mexico an​d California were in the spotlight yesterday at the luncheon hosted by the California Chamber of...

California Supreme Court Decides Commission Issue

A recent California Supreme ​Court ruling interprets how to apply a key test to determine whether a commissioned inside sales employee is exempt from...

Commerce Officials Give Update on U.S. Program to Boost Investment

Economic development organizations in California and across the nation can turn to a program within the U.S. Department of Commerce for help in attracting,...

CalChamber in Court: State High Court Decisions: One Victory, One Mixed​​​​​​​​​

One decision issued by the California Supreme Court this week marked a victory for the business perspective on defibrillators, while the second was a...

Draft Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Will Increase Uncertainty, Litigation

Pre-regulatory draft changes proposed to the state’s Proposition 65 regulations by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will increase business uncertainty and...

California Roads, Highways Losing Their Financial Base​​​​​​

The primary tax source to maintain and improve our state’s transportation infrastructure has been eroding for many years. The excise tax paid on each...

CalChamber International Forum: Strong Trade Opportunities Essential for State to Compete in Global Market

The importance of trade to the California economy was the focus of an international forum hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce in observance...

Fully Funded Court System Essential to State’s Economic Success

Cross posted in The Sacramento Bee As the Legislature begins the last few weeks of deliberations on the state’s 2014-15 budget priorities, what should the...