Monthly Archives: June 2017

H2B Visa Survey

The H2B program is critical for small and seasonal businesses that require more workers during peak seasons (i.e. hospitality, forestry, seafood processing, landscaping, etc.).  Therefore, providing cap relief so these businesses can fill essential positions and grow continues to be a top priority. The H2B Workforce Coalition has put together a survey to get data […]

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The Cross-Border Business Forums are just one of the ways we work to bring businesses from both sides of the border closer together and to provide our members with the information, guidance, and resources needed to grow cross-border commerce. On May 23, we held a quarterly Cross-Border Business Forum with business leaders from both sides […]

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Earlier this month, the UCSD Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies held the inaugural Border Legislative Academy. Chamber VP of International Business Affairs, Paola Avila, served as one of the instructors. Avila spoke on the importance of cross-border collaboration to address pressing policy challenges in the region such as infrastructure, environment, trade, energy, and health care. The […]

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SB 357, the Chamber sponsored state bill authored by Senator Hueso to establish a California trade office in Mexico City has been approved by the California Senate and advanced to the Assembly. Given the uncertainty at the federal level regarding the United States’ trading partnership with Mexico, it is vital that California and Mexico maintain […]

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Expansion of the Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry, “The Improvement and Renovation Project”, is included in President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal for $121.84 million. Some of the proposed expansions include adding new non-commercial inspection booths, pedestrian facilities, and a commercial annex building. These improvements will help make the Cali-Baja border a more effective place […]

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Following the formal announcement that the presidential administration intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, commonly known as NAFTA, the Chamber activated a campaign in support of NAFTA through our social advocacy and civic engagement software system “Phone 2 Action”. Members were encouraged to submit a pre-written comment to the United States Trade […]

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Save the date for this year’s California Economic Summit, taking place in San Diego November 2-3, 2017. Registration for the sixth annual statewide Summit opens on July 1 at CAEconomy.org. The California Economic Summit – the only statewide and multi-sector effort to promote economic security – is a collaboration of California Forward and the California […]

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The San Diego Association of Realtors is hosting a Military Housing Resource Workshop on Saturday, July 8th from 9:00 a.m. – noon at the 32nd Street Naval Station’s Anchors Catering Center. Come learn about the VA benefits available to you, as well as, the home-buying process. Find more details here.

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The Chamber, in partnership with the Water Reliability Coalition, was awarded a grant by the San Diego Foundation to execute three workshops, a summit, and an awareness campaign around the potential for stormwater capture and reuse. The effort includes promotional videos promoting the workshops and bringing awareness to the concept released by the Chamber through […]

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The San Diego Regional Chamber is partnering with the U.S. Chamber to host a business roundtable on innovation and intellectual property on June 19 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm with a casual reception afterward. This event coincides with the annual BIO International Conference hosted in San Diego this year. We will be joined by special […]

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