Monthly Archives: September 2016

What San Diego lacks in affordability, it makes up for in standard of living. A new dashboard released by the Chamber and sponsored by Bank of America as part of the Regional Jobs Strategy puts San Diego in the top tier for overall standard of living behind competitor metropolitans San Jose and Austin. (Read the […]

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The following content is from the September edition of the Business Forecast newsletter, sponsored by Silvergate Bank. To get these updates directly to your inbox, sign up here. Feelings on diversity in business success mixed, but those that highly value diversity are enjoying far more success Confidence among San Diego County businesses continues to fluctuate in this […]

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ACTION ALERT: Help San Diego End Chronic Homelessness With more than 8,7000 homeless individuals living in San Diego, the County has reached a breaking point. Help us ensure San Diego gets its fair share of federal aid. New Access Bridge to PedWest Pedestrian Border Crossing Completed After much controversy and criticism was received concerning the […]

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On Monday, September 12, the Mexican federal government officially opened the new bridge connecting to the entrance to the pedestrian processing facility known as PedWest, which was inaugurated earlier this summer. The PedWest facility is part of an overall effort between Mexico and the United States to expand and modernize the entire San Ysidro facility […]

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There’s only five days left to join the Chamber’s delegation trip to Washington, D.C.! Don’t miss your chance to create meaningful relationships with San Diego’s business community while meeting the nation’s top policy officials and experts. (APPLY HERE) In support of the delegation trip, Chamber President & CEO Jerry Sanders – along with Paola Avila, […]

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The California State Legislature adjourned August 31 without considering what could have been the most impactful reform of the session – the Governor’s housing proposal. The Chamber was supportive of the proposed framework, which could help to accelerate and increase public transit-oriented development and affordable housing development projects. If Governor Brown’s legislation passes, new projects with […]

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As the Chamber’s Board of Directors continues to take action on ballot propositions and candidates, a list of formal positions (as of September 7, 2016) has been included below. A comprehensive voter guide will be released later this month. Local San Diego City Attorney – Robert Hickey – SUPPORT County Supervisor, District 3 – Kristin […]

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The Chamber’s International Business Affairs Committee and representatives from the Chamber staff met with Consul General Marcela Celorio and her economics department to review common goals and opportunities for collaboration. During the meeting, Celorio detailed her priorities as a Mexican federal representative, including: promoting bilingualism, voting and civic rights, and dual citizenship attainment within San […]

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The Chamber coordinated two panels for the San Diego Public Leadership Institute, a nonpartisan program for business-minded leaders wishing to explore public leadership. The panels included both former and current government officials and business representatives dedicated to the binational issues impacting our region. Panel speakers included Tijuana’s former Mayor Kurt Honold, former California Senator Denise […]

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The Chamber hosted a roundtable discussion with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to examine the importance of voter registration, particularly for the upcoming election season. As of August 2016, over 73 percent of eligible Californians (over 18 million) are now registered to vote, marking the second highest statewide total ever recorded. During the meeting, […]

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