Monthly Archives: February 2017

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launch of Advance, a professional development program designed to elevate women in the workforce through training and mentoring. Through Advance, the Chamber aims to address the gender gap at the executive and board level by providing women with the tools they need to […]

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As the national conversation surrounding U.S.-Mexico relations continues to dominate headlines, San Diego – and with it, the San Diego Regional Chamber – has received much recognition for its role as a binational collaborator. Last week, POLITICO ran a story highlighting the cross-border business community’s efforts to bridge the economies of San Diego and Tijuana, […]

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The positive trend we have seen the last few months from county businesses continues with a surge in optimism in this month’s Silvergate Bank-sponsored Business Forecast. San Diego County’s Business Outlook Index (BOI) is now 25.6, the highest level since March 2016. The upswing is also evident across three of the Index’s four components: revenue, […]

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February Policy Update

To get these updates directly to your inbox, sign up for the Chamber’s Policy Update Newsletter here. — A Message Regarding U.S.-Mexico Relations With the national conversation surrounding trade renegotiations, relations between the United States and Mexico have grown uncertain. Many have asked us about our stance on the issue and the Chamber’s plans to […]

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On January 25, President Trump issued two new executive orders to prevent illegal immigration to the United States: Executive Order 13767: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements – Instructs the Secretary of Homeland Security to plan and design a physical wall along the southern border and prepare a Congressional budget to fund its construction. Adds […]

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Those in support of expanding the San Diego Convention Center were given a sigh of relief last month as Superior Court Judge Joel Wohlfeil ruled that the planned expansion complies with CEQA and the California Coastal Act. The timing of the decision comes at an opportune time for Mayor Kevin Faulconer who, during his State […]

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[LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1] The Chamber is actively tracking President Trump’s cabinet appointments and their status in the confirmation process. Although these individuals are in various states of the confirmation process, they are responsible for determining agency direction and executing the policy goals of the administration. These leaders will eventually have a significant impact […]

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This week, we’re excited to present a business leader spotlight from Shelley Lyford, the President and CEO of West Health, which includes the West Health Institute, Gary and Mary West Foundation, and West Health Policy Center. In her role as president and CEO, Ms. Lyford oversees the organization’s philanthropy, with a focus on positively impacting […]

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