Monthly Archives: March 2017

Former Los Angeles Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa holds the honor as the first of the potential future Governors to meet with the Chamber. Villaraigosa spoke with Chamber businesses last month about his statewide priorities and vision for California. Topics included job creation, education investment, infrastructure, pension stability, budget and developing metrics for state […]

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Last month, the Chamber Foundation released the Regional Jobs Strategy Final Report. The initiative represents the collective work of the Chamber Foundation, the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, the San Diego Association of Governments, and 64 other business and civic partner organizations. Chamber staff is now presenting the Strategy to the […]

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The Chamber brought its largest delegation to Sacramento for meetings with high-level administration staff and legislative leadership. Approximately 80 business and community leaders attended including seven of the nine San Diego City Council members. Attendees discussed state priorities directly with Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, Assembly Minority Leader Chad Mayes, Secretary of Transportation Brian […]

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Republicans introduced their replacement plan, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which has garnered mixed reviews from within the party and heated opposition from Democrats. In summary, the proposal retains the more popular pieces of the ACA, including retaining individuals on parental coverage until 26 and maintaining coverage for pre-existing conditions, however rolls back the […]

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The Chamber supported partner organization, Tijuana EDC, in their 2017 Board Installation. The main theme of the event was the organization’s goal of working collaboratively with its San Diego counterparts in order to achieve its role as a thriving, globally competitive region. To emphasize the importance of our bilateral relationship, Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, […]

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#OneBorder

VP Paola Avila was invited to speak at the California Latino Legislative Caucus meeting in Sacramento to share with the 29 members, the collaborative efforts and mission of #OneBorder. Since its creation in 2016, OneBorder has held four stakeholders meetings with the most recent taking place last week. The meeting was hosted by the Tucson […]

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The Chamber kicked off its first cross-border business forum of the year with a focus on NAFTA and movement of goods across our border. A huge thank you to our forum sponsor BajaRail. Once again, it was standing room only with the Federal Customs Administrator in Tijuana and U.S. Representative Scott Peters among the featured […]

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The Chamber held a press conference with Tijuana partner the Economic Development Council of Tijuana (CDT) to continue the promotion of the binational region and unity through a time of much uncertainty. An invitation was made to the Baja California community to join our upcoming advocacy trip to Mexico City. Project Manager Mayra Vazquez also […]

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We are excited to have U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Roberta Jacobson, host Chamber delegates at her residence in Mexico City for an exclusive reception with special invited guests including members of Congress and other federal government officials. Among the confirmed meetings for the two and a half day trip are: Mexican Senate & Congress Undersecretaries […]

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