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Employers all over San Diego County are embracing methods to reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) celebrated their hard work with a virtual event last week. One-hundred-thirty-eight employers countywide were recognized with Diamond Awards for their outstanding efforts to encourage employees to use environmentally sustainable transportation choices. […]

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In Tijuana, Baja’s State University (UABC) has opened an on-campus COVID-19 testing site on their ca. Free tests are available for medical workers and students from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Appointments are necessary and may be scheduled by phone at (664) 979-7577. A testing site has opened on the patio of the Mexican Consulate General […]

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Representatives Juan Vargas, Susan Davis, Scott Peters, Mike Levin, and Raul Ruiz introduced the Border Water Quality Restoration and Protection Act of 2020, a House companion bill to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s legislation introduced in July. Both bills designate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the lead agency to coordinate all federal, state, local, and Mexican agencies’ […]

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In line with our efforts to facilitate trade and access to our ports of entry, the Chamber has been a vocal advocate of the Otay Mesa East Land Port of Entry project. A coalition of binational stakeholders from the private and public sector, including the Chamber, urged the Mexican Federal Government to advance the project. […]

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The temporary restrictions on non-essential travel across shared ports of entry between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico have been extended to October 21. The Chamber recently met with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau and shared concerns about the impact border restrictions and fluctuating border wait times have on our cross-border economy. The impact extends […]

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Proposition 15, the measure commonly referred to as “split-roll,” recently received the Governor’s endorsement. While opposed by many major business organizations across the state (including the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce), the Governor’s late endorsement highlights the high-stakes battle taking place as the state is increasingly desperate to identify new revenue sources as it […]

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In tentatively good news, the state’s unemployment rate was 11.6%, the lowest it’s been since April at the height of pandemic-related closures. According to the same monthly report, San Diego claimed 9.9% unemployment. While these numbers demonstrate some economic resilience in the state and especially recently, many are quick to warn that these positive trends […]

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In partnership with the City of San Diego and the New American Economy (NAE), this month’s International Business Affairs Forum hosted a virtual discussion on the economic impact of the immigrant population in San Diego and efforts to advance their civic, social, and economic integration. We heard from Mo Kantner, Director of State and Local […]

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The Mexican federal government announced a remote learning mandate until further notice to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure, with educational institutions resuming classes on Monday, August 24. The instruction excluded higher education, allowing universities to determine when and how to resume studies based on local circumstances. The Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) signed a […]

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We advise those crossing for non-essential purposes to reconsider their plans. On Aug. 21, the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection implemented protocols at various ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexican border with the intent to discourage non-essential travel. Local ports affected are the San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, and Calexico West […]

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