Category: Policy

EXIM Bank Reauthorization

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) assists U.S. exporters with financing. In 2018, EXIM supported $6.8 billion worth of exports and 33,000 jobs. EXIM’s operations are now at risk unless Congress reauthorizes the bank to continue operations. Without an export credit agency such as EXIM, the U.S. stands to lose global competitiveness, and […]

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After nine consecutive years of growth, California’s travel and tourism economy continues to surge.    Visitors pumped more than $140 billion in travel spending in the last year, stimulating business development and providing Californians with more than one million jobs. Tourism powers regional economies. In San Diego County alone, tourism generated $11.5 billion in travel-related spending, […]

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The Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention program (VHHP) administered by The California Department of Housing and Community Development, California Housing Finance Agency, and the California Department of Veterans Affairs, announced beginning November 8, 2019, $75 million in funding will be available for development projects aimed at housing California’s veterans. In particular, the funds are available […]

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Per state legislation, the state of California launched a retirement savings program in November 2018. The program, known as CalSavers, is designed to provide employees who otherwise are not offered that benefit via their employer access to a retirement savings plan. Businesses who do not proactively offer retirement benefits are required to enroll, and the […]

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At the beginning of 2019, the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee recognized homelessness as one of the top three policy areas of priority. The City, throughout the year, and in coordination with various stakeholder groups including the San Diego Housing Commission, has taken a variety of steps to address the housing and homelessness crisis. Most recently, […]

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Elevate SD 2020

Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) is considering putting a measure on the November 2020 ballot that would create a dedicated funding stream for transit projects and MTS wants your feedback on which public transportation projects are your top priority. Take the Elevate SD 2020 Vision Builder Challenge here. Your input will inform which projects and services […]

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The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce invites you to San Diego State University’s first annual collaborative conference exploring key cross-border issues and innovative solutions: RE: BORDER, “The Water We Share” Binational Conference. This year’s conference will analyze the use of water resources in the trans-border region of California and Baja California. Academic experts, practitioners, […]

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The Chamber was proud to partner with the Tijuana Economic Development Council to co-host our final Cross-Border Business Forum of 2019. The event featured a panel of experts who shared current trends and investment opportunities in mixed-use developments in our region: Alex Gutierrez, Architect, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE (moderator) Daniel Cano-Falomir, Managing Partner, Crowe Horwath […]

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INDEX Zona Costa International Trade Forum Mexico’s manufacturing business organization (INDEX) held its regional International Trade Forum in Tijuana bringing together industry leaders from Baja’s five municipalities. Chamber CEO Jerry Sanders provided remarks on the region’s cross-border commerce and collaboration which has led to success stories including Cross Border Xpress and an integrated manufacturing supply […]

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