Category: Policy

In the spirit of Veterans Day, we encourage organizations with veteran employees to join the Veterans Honor Roll. The Veterans Honor Roll program was launched to encourage the hiring of veterans in the San Diego region and recognizes Chamber members who have a commitment to veteran employment. If your business has hired at least one […]

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October 9, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to place the “Safeguard Our San Diego Countryside Initiative” before voters in 2020. The Initiative would require a public vote on any amendment to the County’s General Plan that increases the density or number of homes. The initiative would have a direct and immediate impact […]

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Energy Innovation Panel

On November 1, the Chamber partnered with the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute for a special program at the University Club focused on innovation in the energy sector. The featured speaker was Sempra Energy’s Executive Vice President and Group President Dennis Arriola. The panel explored how San Diego has been the hub for energy innovation.

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On October 25, the Chamber hosted the 2018 Regional Jobs Strategy Dashboard Update luncheon and panel sponsored by Bank of America. This report updated the original Jobs Strategy, designed to measure our business climate by tracking key metrics such as taxes, standard of living, and housing affordability. The update identified economic opportunity within our populations of […]

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Members of the Chamber’s Policy Committees toured the East Village “Sprung Structure” on October 9th. The facility is operated by Father Joe’s Village and serves 140 individuals including single women and families. The Father Joe’s East Village Campus is only a temporary location for the structure. A permanent housing project will break ground on that […]

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A proud member of the REAL Coalition, the Chamber was glad to host the annual CEO Meeting for the coalition in our offices, where we heard from Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, and Assemblymember Todd Gloria. The REAL Coalition, made up of large economic development organizations and chambers of commerce, has […]

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The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce released the 2018 General Election Voter Guide which includes positions for candidates and ballot measures. As the largest business PAC in the region, we want our members to know which candidates and measures are aligned with our pro-business efforts. The endorsements reflect the Chamber’s bipartisan commitment to making […]

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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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