Monthly Archives: October 2020

When you or someone you love hears the words “you have cancer”…It’s one of the darkest moments in your life. In case you didn’t know, cancer hasn’t been cancelled.  In fact, cancer patients need The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society now more than ever. The LLS mission is simple: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and […]

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The State of Baja has awarded a bid for the development of a photovoltaic power plant. NextEnergy will sign a 30-year contract to provide the state its own supply of electricity. The state’s current 3,040-megawatt demand often causes energy and water deficits, especially during the periods of high temperature, forcing it to rely on private companies and volatile prices. […]

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The temporary restrictions on non-essential travel across the shared ports of entry between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico will remain in place for an additional 30 days, extending to November 21. The Chamber has called for the restrictions to be lifted as businesses across our region, and in particular, small businesses, have shouldered the bulk […]

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced changes to the H-1B visa program which will: significantly limit the number of jobs that qualify for the program and the degrees that qualify an applicant; require employers to increase wages for H-1B workers; and shorten the length of visas for certain contract workers. Visa programs, such as the […]

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The Mexican Federal Government recently signed an agreement of collaboration with the private sector to advance a joint economic reactivation plan including 39 multi-sector projects which represent a $13.9 billion investment. Mexico’s Secretary of Treasury Arturo Herrera stated new projects will be carefully reviewed and incorporated into the agreement as they move forward with the […]

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Karla Ruiz, formerly Tijuana’s Secretary of Education, was sworn in as Mayor of Tijuana in place of Arturo Gonzalez who has taken a leave of office to focus on his campaign for Governor. Ruiz is the first female mayor in the city’s history. She joins three other female mayors leading Baja municipalities: Mayor of Tecate […]

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After a series of lawsuits charged at the County’s 2018 Climate Action Plan, the Board of Supervisors voted to create a new plan. This is significant as the CAP will dictate development guidelines and provide the foundation from which other policies that impact businesses (including mobility decisions, transportation, infrastructure investments, and financial systems to pay […]

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Earlier this month, the City Council unanimously approved a package of code updates championed by Mayor Faulconer. Notable among these are: updates to the Chamber-supported density bonus program; increases the opportunity for homeowners to establish accessory dwelling units on their properties, and; the creation of mixed-use zones that will help to create enhanced areas where […]

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While Election Day is November 3rd, it may be more accurate to think of that day as “election end.” As demonstrated this year, early voting and mail-in voting continues to grow in popularity (and of course, is the result of COVID in many cases). Two weeks after ballots were mailed out, 1.5 million had been […]

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