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Travel Locally to Help State Recovery

In Episode 121 of The Workplace podcast, California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva and Visit California President and...

Investment Report Reflects Tumult of 2020

The negative impact of the pandemic on global commerce is reflected in this year’s report on foreign direct investment in California. Released on June 2,...

California Travel Looks to Bounce Back After Sharp Pandemic Decline

March marked one year since the coronavirus changed the way Californians live and work. This spring carries a sense of optimism as vaccines become...

Economic Positives Tempered by Risks Like Virus Uncertainties, Debt Worries

One, Two, Three, Cha Cha Cha No, this is not economics by Arthur Murray, but the process for getting the economy back on track is...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Calls for Legislative Action

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a coalition of more than 75 allied groups in urging Governor Gavin Newsom and California legislators to...

Governor’s Budget Proposes Economic Relief, No New Taxes

Nobody would have been surprised if Governor Gavin Newsom had presented his new state budget wearing a neck brace. The whiplash from budget boom...

Voters Serious about Addressing Pandemic Consequences

Californians are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and expect their elected leaders to do the same. The sixth annual California Chamber of Commerce poll, The...

To ‘V’ or Not to ‘V,’ That is the Question…

The COVID-19 induced recession of 2020 began with the ferocity of an unexpected tsunami smashing onto the shore—one month the economy was fine, the...

California Legislature Fumbles Chance to Boost Economic Recovery in State

The California Legislature fumbled a chance to boost economic recovery in the state by choosing the easy path: business-as-usual. Facing the three horsemen of the...

Poll Shows Strategies Voters Favor to Restore Economy

California voters are understandably anxious about the health and economic crises facing families and workplaces. The California Chamber of Commerce commissioned a brief survey...

How to Sabotage a Recovery: Raise Taxes

Even before COVID-19, many Californians were struggling with the high cost of living here. The long-time willingness of many Californians to pay the “sunshine...

Tourism Industry Preparing Itself for Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has snuffed out 10 years of economic growth in California’s travel and tourism industry. The fallout from this crisis is not...

Manufacturing Leading Source of Jobs from Foreign Direct Investment

The first-ever California-specific report on foreign direct investment shows that manufacturing is the top source of employment from foreign-owned enterprises. Professional and business services, wholesale...

6 Things Legislature Can Do to Help State Recover from Economic Devastation

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the California economy, especially public-facing businesses. Entertainment—including motion pictures, television, live shows and theme parks—restaurants, accommodations and retail sectors...

Homelessness, Public Safety Top Concerns for State Voters

California voters are anxious. Reports of steady growth and low unemployment cheer political leaders, but voters are disturbed by decaying public order and an unaffordable...

Tourism Industry Jobs Form Big Piece of California’s Economic Foundation

Vacations to California’s natural wonders, cultural riches and exciting city attractions fuel stable employment and the world’s fifth largest economy.

One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Independent Contractors Ignores Value to Economy

A wholesale reclassification of workers would have significant consequences for many different sectors in the state’s economy, according to a recent study by Beacon...