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May Budget Revise Focuses on Use of Record Surplus

The strong economic performance by key California industry sectors and entrepreneurs was reflected last week in the upward revision of the state’s general revenues...
New Small Business Week 2022

California Celebrates National Small Business Week

As the country observed National Small Business Week, the California Chamber of Commerce joined in honoring the state’s small businesses, many of which are...

California Film & TV Tax Credit Program Generates $21.9B in Economic Output, 110,000 Jobs...

California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program contributed almost $21.9 billion in economic output over five years and supported more than 110,000 total jobs...

Flexible Work Schedule Bill Gets Support from Chambers

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition including numerous local chambers of commerce are supporting legislation that allows for an employee-selected flexible work...

New Bill Will Help Stop Delays in Hiring

A recent court decision out of Riverside County has stalled hiring by making routine background checks nearly impossible to complete. SB 1262 (Bradford; D-Gardena)...

Report Notes Harm to U.S. Business, Workers from Counterfeiting, Piracy

Commercial-scale copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting are harming businesses and workers, according to a report released recently by the Office of the U.S. Trade...

California Almonds: One Example of International Trade’s Important Role in California’s Economy

As a major component of California’s fifth largest export category, agricultural products, California almonds have been a mainstay of the state’s economic vitality for...

Local Chambers Help Businesses Thrive

Working together, the California Chamber of Commerce and local chambers of commerce are a solid force as advocates supporting business-friendly policies and helping California...

2022 CalChamber Issues Guide Posted on Web

The California Chamber of Commerce 2022 Business Issues and Legislative Guide is available now on the CalChamber website at www.calchamber.com/businessissues. This easy-to-reference publication presents the...

Finance Director Says Budget Windfall Gives State Opportunity to Invest in Future

California’s revenues and economic conditions have continued to improve, enabling the state to address some of its greatest threats, such as climate change, the...

German Consul General Highlights Opportunities for California Businesses

California and Germany have many ongoing cooperative efforts underway already and there are more opportunities to come, German Consul General Oliver Schramm told a...

The People’s Voice: Voters Prefer Better Rules for Telecommuting

The pandemic has changed how we live and work, certainly in the short term and probably longer. The seventh CalChamber poll, The People’s Voice,...

CalChamber Best Business Votes 2021

Legislators are listed in descending order according to how often they voted in accord with the California Chamber of Commerce position (first number) versus...

State Accepting Applications for New Funded Innovation Hub Program

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) is accepting applications for the Inclusive Innovation Hub (iHub2) Program to incubate and accelerate technology...

Businesses Gearing Up for World Chambers Congress in Dubai

Dubai is the gathering spot this fall for the World Chambers Congress, scheduled for November 23–25. The World Chambers Congress is the flagship event of...

World Expo Kicks Off in Dubai, Continues through March 2022

After a year’s delay due to the pandemic, Expo 2020 Dubai kicked off on October 1, 2021. The expo will continue through March 31,...

Commissioner Offers Insights into Factors Affecting Congestion at U.S. Ports

The commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission, Carl Bentzel, joined the California Chamber of Commerce on October 5 to discuss the state of U.S....