Monthly Archives: May 2018

More than 100 business, government, and nonprofit leaders from Atlanta visited San Diego during their 2018 LINK Trip to explore regional issues and solutions and learn how San Diego is tackling similar issues as Atlanta, from housing affordability to traffic congestion. The LINK delegation first visited San Diego in 2001 when the region was abuzz […]

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Last year, the Chamber supported the City of San Diego’s application to obtain a grant as part of the 2017 Gateways for Growth Challenge by New American Economy. This program offers qualifying cities financial and planning support to create a multiyear strategic plan to help immigrants adapt and prosper in their communities. As a result, […]

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California and Baja California have long worked together to create a vibrant, interdependent economy that is a model for binational cooperation. That economy could not exist and thrive without a key resource: water.  The border communities are fortunate to have the Colorado River that delivers water reliably and at a reasonable cost for municipal, industrial […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $326,776 in grants to fund four environmental projects along the U.S.-Mexico Border of California and Baja California. These projects aim to increase understanding of binational air shed data, assess transboundary wastewater spill impacts, improve waste management, and reduce plastic bag pollution. Funds will be matched by an additional $318, […]

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Chamber VP Paola Avila, serving as Border Trade Alliance Chair, and The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, invite you to the fifth annual high-level “Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border” conference, which will focus on improving border management in order to strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico. Specific emphasis will be placed on […]

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NAFTA Update

Cabinet-level negotiators from Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. have been meeting again in Washington in an attempt to reach an agreement this month before elections in both the U.S. and Mexico. After eight months of negotiation rounds, several contentious issues must be resolved including the U.S. demand for strict rules of origin, seasonal barriers to […]

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San Diego region’s home prices rose 7.6 percent in the past year, according to the latest data in the S&P CoreLogic Index released April 24th. Only Seattle, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Denver, Detroit, and Los Angeles had larger increases in the 20-city index. As prices continue to rise, homeownership becomes even more out of reach. […]

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General Dynamics-NAASCO is looking to hire 800 to 1,000 workers to help the San Diego shipyard build a lengthy list of huge Navy support ships and container vessels that are collectively worth more than $4 billion. NAASCO needs more workers to repair Navy warships. NAASCO is the last major shipbuilder on the West Coast and […]

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Social consciousness is spilling over into U.S. consumers’ shopping and dining habits, according to the 2018 Cox Business Consumer Pulse on Small Businesses. 71 percent of survey respondents said they would spend more money at a small business if it supported a positive social or environmental cause. In like manner, 71 percent also said it […]

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Sophie Barnhorst, Policy Advisor at the Chamber, was recognized as the San Diego County Water Authority’s Young Leader Water Legacy Award Winner on May 2nd. As staff lead on the Chamber’s Energy & Water Committee, a Water Academy Alum, and an active voice in the Chamber’s water policy efforts, Sophie demonstrates the importance of advocacy […]

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