Shortly after the pandemic began in 2020, the Chamber – together with our partners at the San Diego Tourism Authority, San Diego Regional EDC, University of San Diego, and Deloitte – began work on a long-term economic recovery initiative we called Back in Business. The group has worked diligently to research the economic impact of COVID-19 on the region, develop an economic recovery framework with tactical recommendations for businesses, and identify ways in which the government and private sector can work together to ensure a more resilient economy. Through Back in Business we are communicating with businesses, and also with policy makers, to identify short, mid, and long term strategies for recovery.

Back In Business Report

Released on February 1, 2021, the Back in Business report includes recommendations for business, policy recommendations for government, and is informed by the experience and expertise of our organizations’ members from various sectors.






Return to Work Guidance

The Chamber team has compiled a new resource guide that includes practical information covering various scenarios to help employers plan. It also gives suggested language to avoid legal issues, and there is an FAQ section and reference chart outlining what employers can and cannot do. Click here for the guide.




The Chamber hosted a virtual conversation with business leaders who shared their “lessons learned” during the pandemic. Watch the video here.

On June 10, The Chamber joined San Diego County officials for a webinar on guidance for returning to work. Watch the video here.

Stay tuned for additional webinars related to the Back in Business initiative and our region’s economic recovery.