Monthly Archives: September 2018

An exhibition of the African creative industry demonstrating the power, reach and profitability of African content will kick off in Nigeria. UNICON will provide content creators with access to global consumers and stakeholders over two days of immersive engagements in animation, comics, African stories, video games, AR/VR, and graphic arts. With 50 exhibitors, over 3,000 […]

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San Diego region’s home prices rose 6.9 percent in the past year, according to the latest data in the S&P CoreLogic Index released August 28th. The effects of San Diego’s rising home prices extend beyond first-time homebuyers to those who many think are “immune” to the current housing crisis. Homeowners hoping to upgrade as their […]

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The monthly jobs report issued August 17th by the California Employment Development Department includes job creation statistics for San Diego County and shows continued significant gains in “Professional and Business Services” industries. Job growth continues to track well with our competitor California metros. While we cannot anticipate the same level of added jobs given the […]

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On August 28th, the Chamber partnered with the U.S. Chamber to launch the newest Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ) in San Diego. MSEEZ is an effort to address the widespread challenges faced by military spouses as they search for meaningful career opportunities. Working with a broad array of public and private […]

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Join the largest binational delegation to Washington, D.C. to voice your business needs and collaborate with San Diego’s business leaders while meeting with the nation’s top legislators and policy officials. From Sunday, September 30th to Wednesday, October 3rd, attendees will have the unique opportunity to participate in high level meetings, gain access to our country’s […]

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Prop 2: Funding Housing Program for Individuals with Mental Illness The Public Policy Committee voted on September 11th to support Proposition 2. Prop 2 amends the Mental Health Services Act, passed by the electorate, to fund mental health programming throughout the state, to also provide up to $140 million by depositing funds into the Supportive […]

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Friday, August 31st was the last day for the California Legislature to pass bills this year. Governor Brown has until September 30th to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature. Notable legislation included bail reform, renewable energy, net neutrality, and wildfire payments. On September 10th  Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 100, setting a 100 […]

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The Chamber’s Board of Directors voted August 16th to support the SDSU West initiative. Both SDSU West and SoccerCity proposals were presented, and went through a review process that included the Chamber’s Infrastructure, Housing and Land Use Sub-Committee, a special ad-hoc committee, Public Policy, and the Board of Directors. In a statement announcing the endorsement, […]

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On October 4th and 5th, 2018, Tijuana’s Customs Secretariat (SAT) will be hosting the 2nd Trade Competitiveness and Customs Fair at their headquarters located just south of the Otay Port of Entry. The Chamber, along other organizations, has partnered with SAT in joint efforts to increase our region’s global competitiveness through the promotion and facilitation […]

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The “Mujer PYME” Forum for female-owned small businesses and start-ups focuses on the promotion and development of female entrepreneurs, bringing experts and stakeholders from all around Mexico and the world. The two-day event will take place September 20th and 21st at the World Trade Center in Tijuana from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and consists […]

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