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U.S. Outlook About to Get Bumpy; State Initiatives Have Tax Implications

  The election that put Donald Trump in the White House in 2017 was a shock to the vast majority of pollsters who were predicting...

Record Economic Expansion Near; Housing Costs Dampen State’s Dynamism

U.S. Outlook Better Than Expected, But Not as Good as It Looks The stock market sell-off that began at the end of 2018, combined with certain...

State Economy Strengthens in Face of Port, Drought, Domestic Outmigration Challenges

While most key economic reports have continued to show strength, commodity prices and the financial markets have clearly felt the sting from the cold...

Worker Shortage, Chronic Lack of Housing Constrain Potential for California Growth

The National Outlook: Cruising Through Rough Waters It may be tempting to interpret the hurricanes pounding the Southeast, major earthquakes in Mexico, bigger bombs going...

Overview of June Ballot Measure

Following is a brief summary of the measure that will appear on the June ballot. The California Chamber of Commerce has no position on...

California Economy Continues Growing; Some Declines Due to Ongoing Trade Wars

Fact Versus Fiction While still savoring the fact that the U.S. economy is in the midst of a record-breaking expansion, attention has suddenly shifted to...

Positive Indicators for U.S. Economy; California Growth Outpaces Nation

U.S.: Glass Still Half Full Worries about the U.S. economy have dominated news headlines since the start of 2016. There was weak headline growth in...

Hiring Gains, Tech Sector Growth Lay Base for Continued Recovery in 2015

Executive Summary California’s recovery continues to be relatively strong in an overall sense, yet many areas have only recently begun to see tangible gains. Real...

Overview of March Ballot Measure

Following is a brief summary of the measure that will appear on the March 3 Primary Election ballot. The reasons for the California Chamber...

California Economy Maintains Momentum as Ports Bounce Back, Tax Revenues Surge

California’s economy appears to be maintaining strong momentum through the first few months of 2015, even though the state’s economy continues to be impacted...

Data Showing Balanced Growth Contrasts with Public Pessimism on State of Economy

  The 2018 midterm election is finally behind us, and proved to be just as dramatic as would befit today’s hyper-charged political environment. Moreover, the...

Overview of June Ballot Measures

Following are brief summaries of the five measures that will appear on the June 5 primary election ballot. The reasons for the California Chamber...

State Job Growth Outpaces Nation; Inland Lags Behind Tech-Driven Coastal Areas

The Federal Reserve finally moved forward with its plans to begin normalizing interest rates in mid-December by raising the federal funds rate by one-quarter...

U.S. Economic Expansion Continues, But Growth Surge May Be Temporary

The United States is currently in the midst of the second longest expansion in the nation’s history at 111 months and counting. In July...

U.S. Growth Pace Slowing, Housing Flat; State Solutions Require Urgency, Patience

U.S. Outlook Looking back, 2018 was clearly a solid year for the U.S. economy, with vastly more positives than negatives to reflect on. The nation’s...

Overview of November Ballot Measures

Following are brief summaries of the measures that will appear on the November General Election ballot. When the California Chamber of Commerce has taken...

Despite Drought, Challenges, California Continues Strong Economic Growth

California continues to enjoy strong overall economic growth, despite continuing challenges from the ongoing drought and global economic slowdown. Nonfarm employment has averaged a 3.0%...