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Tourism Sector Up: Visitors Spend Record $140 Billion on Travel in California

For the ninth year in a row, California's travel and tourism economy surged, adding $79 billion to the state's gross domestic product (GDP). Visit California's...

Importance of Tourism, Trade, and Other State Issues Take Center Stage at International Forum

California’s top issues, including tourism’s impact on the state, and federal initiatives to facilitate Indo-Pacific trade took center stage at the California Chamber of...

Tourism Industry Jobs Form Big Piece of California’s Economic Foundation

Vacations to California’s natural wonders, cultural riches and exciting city attractions fuel stable employment and the world’s fifth largest economy. Regardless of where travelers go...

CalChamber to California Senators: Support Swift and Efficient NAFTA Renegotiation

The United States should be committed to a swift and efficient North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation, the California Chamber of Commerce said...

CalChamber Reiterates: Immigration Reform Critical for California’s Economic Future

The California Chamber of Commerce has a longstanding position as a proponent of comprehensive immigration reform, which is crucial to California’s economic future. California is...

Three CalChamber Members Appointed to Federal Travel Advisory Board

Three California Chamber of Commerce members have been appointed to the federal Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB) by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny...

Legislative Update: Fiscal Committees Clear Files; One Job Killer Held in Committee

The Senate and Assembly Appropriations committees cleared their files yesterday, holding one job killer, and moving four to the Assembly Floor. In addition, three...
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Fiscal Committees to Consider Job Creators This Week

Fiscal committees in both houses of the Legislature are the deciding ground this week for California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator proposals. A couple of...

Four Job Creator Bills Still Moving

​Four job creator bills are still alive following the July 17 deadline for bills to pass policy committees and move to the floor. The California...

Some Job Creator Bills Survive First Deadline

​A handful of California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills remain eligible to advance in the legislative process this year following key deadlines. Last Friday,...

Senate Committee Moves Bill Encouraging International Trade/Tourism​

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that encourages international trade and tourism by creating an enhanced driver license unanimously passed the Senate Transportation and Housing...