Monthly Archives: December 2019

In 1995, Central Michigan University held its first classes in San Diego. They’ve been here ever since, serving the educational needs of the men and women at Camp Pendleton and the San Diego business community with their online programs. Founded in 1892, CMU is a regionally accredited state university. They are an inclusive community where […]

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With a $255 billion economy, the Cali-Baja Mega-Region represents a tremendous growth opportunity for all industries, including manufacturing, biotech, agriculture, clean tech, and more. Through the International Business Affairs Forums, the Chamber provides business leaders the essential knowledge and resources needed to thrive within the binational marketplace. Attendees also have the opportunity to build and strengthen new relationships, […]

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Each year, the Chamber puts out a call for committee interest to ensure that eligible Chamber members are participating in the various policy vehicles available to them. For 2020, the Chamber team is pleased to announce rebranding of some committees, and looks forward to increasing our member engagement. Friendly reminder: even if you are already […]

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Thanks to the passage of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, effective January 1, 2020, veterans with service-connected disabilities, Purple Heart recipients, and former prisoners of war will be eligible to access U.S. military installations’ commissaries, military exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) privileges. Eligibility is defined in […]

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At an event exploring transit options to San Diego airport, attendees first heard from Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) leadership on the current state of transit as well as Elevate SD 2020 – the potential ballot measure to raise funds for transit projects around the region. Folks then boarded an all-electric MTS bus that took the […]

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently proposed new reporting regulations aimed and understanding vehicle fleets. Organizations (including government agencies) with 100+ trucks in their fleets or annual grosses over $50 million would be required to report a wide array of detailed information relating to the vehicles in their fleet, fleet facilities, contracting and subcontracting […]

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Last month, we highlighted the Department of Defense’s (DOD) announcement that Naval Base San Diego was selected as a host testing and experimentation site for 5G technology. On Monday, December 9, the DOD published a second special notice requesting additional input from industry. Industry input from this notice will inform the Request for Prototype Proposals […]

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On Tuesday, December 10, San Diego City Council voted to pass a revised inclusionary housing ordinance. The newest version of the proposal represents a compromise policy that was agreed to by the Chamber and fellow coalition members following over a year of stakeholder discussions and previous versions of the proposal. Of note, the recently accepted […]

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On Tuesday, December 10, a revised U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement, known as the USMCA, was signed by the three countries in a ceremony held in Mexico City. The USMCA will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mexico approved the USMCA on Thursday evening by a wide margin, 107-1. A vote in the U.S. House of Representatives […]

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