Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Chamber’s IBA Committee and regional stakeholders met with Ambassador Anthony Wayne to learn about a project he is leading with the Wilson Center in Washington D.C. on promoting North American cooperation on issues pertaining to workforce development. Ambassador Wayne provided an overview of a report which included policy proposals and highlighted the need for […]

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Aiming to minimize pollution on the Tijuana River Channel, Tijuana Councilmember Ivette Casillas created a program to clean up a large section of excessive mounds of plastic, sediment, debris, and waste contained in the channel. Under her leadership, other organizations joined forces including the National Water Commission (CONAGUA), the National Migration Institute (INM), and the […]

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The recently imposed U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports as well as a group of products from China have prompted retaliatory action from Europ, Canada, Mexico, and China. This trade war has already resulted in higher costs for U.S. companies which rely on steel and aluminum inputs and job losses across industries whose exports now face […]

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Mexican general elections took place July 1st. It was a historic election due to the high number of seats on the ballot: voters elected all 500 members of the House known as the Chamber of Deputies, 128 members of the Senate, and a new president. Elected members of the legislature will be the first ever […]

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Veterans Honor Roll

The Veterans Honor Roll program was launched to encourage the hiring of veterans in the San Diego region and recognizes Chamber members who have a commitment to veteran employment. If your business has hired at least one veteran in the past 90 days, you are eligible to become a member of the Honor Roll. Click […]

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Are you a growing, San Diego-based company? Are you looking to expand into foreign markets? Or, are you a defense contractor looking to diversify revenue? The San Diego Regional EDC can help. Apply now to EDC’s business support programs – MetroConnect and/or the Defense Innovation Voucher Program – which offer $10K-$15K grants and programmatic services to support […]

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The City of San Diego is preparing a new five-year Consolidated Plan (Fiscal Years 2020-2024) to identify community needs and priorities. The public is invited to share thoughts and suggestions at a series of upcoming community forums to be held throughout the City of San Diego in July and August 2018. If you’d like to contribute but cannot attend […]

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SANDAG presented their Regional Growth Forecast to the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee on July 10th and the Healthcare Committee on July 11th. There is expected to be continued population growth in the San Diego region, particularly in the elderly population. This growing older population will have a significant impact on the housing market, as this […]

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As San Diego grapples with a growing housing crisis, a disconnect exists between where jobs are expected to be and where housing can be built. And, employer satisfaction regarding the housing supply has sunk to a new low. These are the key findings of a study released June 26 by the San Diego Regional Chamber […]

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