Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Mexican Consulate in San Diego and the Tijuana Economic Development Corporation invite businesses on both sides of the border to attend the Cal-Israel Mexico Innovation Expo 2018, an event that will rise to insightful discussions focusing on mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investment, venture capital, and education. The Cali-Baja region is a globally unique binational […]

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On October 11, 2017, President Trump nominated Kirstjen Nielsen to lead the Department of Homeland Security. She vowed to focus on border infrastructure but recognized that the current proposal to build a wall along the entire border with Mexico was impractical. She stated that as the secretary, she would seek technological solutions and work closely […]

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On November 3, 2017, Senator Ben Hueso led an informational meeting in Imperial Beach with a select committee on California-Mexico cooperation to discuss the water quality and reliability in the Tijuana River Valley, Salton Sea, and beyond. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Tijuana River Border Pollution Control Project and restoring the […]

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Crown Castle is the nation’s largest provider of shared wireless infrastructure. Since 1994, Crown Castle has been collaborating with wireless carriers, communities, governments, and local property owners across the US to provide access to the infrastructure that allows us to stay in touch, conduct business, and live our lives every day. As wireless technology becomes […]

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On December 7th, 2017 from 10 a.m.- noon, Assemblymember Todd Gloria will host his Select Committee on Housing and Affordability for the Middle and Working Class for a special hearing at the San Diego Housing Commission. Since assuming his responsibilities as an Assemblyman, Gloria has emerged as a leading voice on workforce housing and has […]

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A judge recently rejected a challenge to Cisterra’s 7th & Market Project, a development that the Chamber has long supported. The development includes a Ritz Carlton, Whole Foods and housing units, including dozens of affordable units that will be reserved. The lawsuit is significant in its challenge to Civic San Diego’s authority to make land […]

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The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis releases its list of 56 recommendations for the administration to address the ongoing opioid challenge across the country. While the Commission acknowledged the need for federal resources and funds to implement these recommendations, they do not call for an increase in federal funding. Instead, […]

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On November 8th, the Chamber hosted a Good Government Speaker Series on veteran hiring to hear from a panel of experts on the topic of veterans entering the workforce, and how companies can leverage these skills as the veterans’ transition into a civilian career. The panel was moderated by Meg Storer of 2-1-1 San Diego […]

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Tax Reform

Tax Reform After campaign rhetoric, platforms, and frameworks on the topic, the House of Representatives has released actual legislation detailing what tax reform would look like. In October, the Chamber supported the U.S. Chamber Principals for Tax Reform and expressed support for retaining the mortgage interest deduction, the new market tax credits, and the State […]

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