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San Diego International Airport will be commencing redevelopment of Terminal 1, thanks to the Airport Development Plan receiving board approval earlier this month. Supported by the Chamber in 2019, the redevelopment plan will invest $3 billion in a terminal that can accommodate the growing number of passengers, modernization of the space, and implementing major improvements […]

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Sponsored by the San Diego Foundation, the San Diego Workforce Partnership, and the Neighborhood House Association, the Chamber released its Supporting Working Families Study on January 13th. Through a survey of 400 local businesses, the Chamber team assessed employer sentiments around the importance of childcare and a variety of programs that are aimed at helping […]

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The Chamber team is excited to be planning the annual Leadership Delegation to Sacramento for February 25 & 26. Already, the agenda is coming together and is sure to be an exciting and timely look at a variety of policy issues that have an impact on San Diego’s business community. Lenny Mendonca, the Governor’s chief […]

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Beginning 2020 with an eye toward the adoption of the Chamber’s Strategic Plan, and continuing our strong advocacy presence, each committee begins the new year reviewing priorities and determining a policy platform reflecting relevant policy areas. The Public Policy Committee determined the areas of housing, homelessness, and mobility and transportation to be their top issues […]

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The 2020 federal spending bill was approved last month which includes Chamber advocacy priorities for international business affairs such as: $14.9 billion for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which combined with fee funding, allow CBP to hire up to 1,200 field officers and 240 new agriculture specialists during fiscal year 2020. A $325 million […]

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Chamber President & CEO Jerry Sanders attended a celebration for the completion of the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry expansion and renovation project which Jerry helped to advance as Mayor and then helped to secure funding in his position at the Chamber. The $741 million project included the reconstruction of the northbound lanes; the […]

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Worldwide, nearly 24 million patients and their companions travel abroad for medical tourism each year. The Cali-Baja region has been a magnet for individuals seeking medical assistance, from doctors and dentists to cosmetic surgeons and sophisticated treatments for cancer and other diseases. Many health care practitioners in Baja California were certified in the U.S. and […]

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As we continue our region’s work to promote trade, reduce congestion at our ports of entry, and reduce transboundary pollution, we invite you to join our delegation trip to Mexico City and make a lasting impact. The 15th Annual Binational Delegation to Mexico City will take place from March 22 – 25, 2020. We are happy […]

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The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has been approved by both houses of Congress and awaits a signature from the President. The Senate voted 89 to 10 to support the agreement on January 16, as the final legislative step required in the U.S. The U.S. House of Representatives previously approved H.R. 5430, the implementing bill for the […]

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  Chamber member Microsoft has recently released an exciting new plan to reduce their carbon footprint, help customers reduce theirs, accelerate innovation, and advocate for policy action. Click here to read Microsoft’s plan to reduce and ultimately remove its carbon footprint.      

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