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State Gains Funds from Federal Infrastructure Bill

The federal infrastructure bill signed by President Joe Biden this week will provide much-needed funding to help California improve its roads, bridges and ports. Much...

Federal Recommendations Keep Focus on Modernizing U.S. Ports, Waterways

Last week, the Biden-Harris administration released a plan to help federal agencies gear up to implement the federal infrastructure bill quickly. The White House said...

CalChamber: Practical Steps to Ease Supply Chain Crisis

In a letter this week to Governor Gavin Newsom and members of the California Legislature, the California Chamber of Commerce offered a series of...

Governor’s Actions Aim to Tackle Port Congestion

Easing port congestion was the focus of an executive order signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last week and a federal partnership announced this week. The...

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....

California District Export Councils Urge Action to Relieve Port Congestion

The many difficulties facing California exporters, particularly the shipping problems caused by port congestion, were the focus of a virtual meeting hosted by the...

Secretary Ross Joins CalChamber to Talk on Importance of Food, Ag to State’s Economy

California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross joined the California Chamber of Commerce last week to speak on important issues facing the...

CalChamber Blog on Canada Border Tour Shares Insights on Security, Trade Logistics

California Chamber of Commerce Vice President of International Affairs Susanne T. Stirling recently joined private and public sector leaders from around the United States,...

CalChamber, Broad Business Coalition Support Federal Ports Legislation

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a large coalition to ensure that port disruptions due to labor contract negotiations do not have a...

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...

Port Slowdown Highlights Need for Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

The recent port slowdown made headlines across the country and is estimated to have cost the national economy about $2 billion a day. And,...

West Coast Port Operations Pick Up Speed Pending Ratification of New Contract

Activity at ports in California and elsewhere on the West Coast was brisk this week following the announcement last Friday of a tentative five-year...

Businesses Voice Concerns About Impact While Port Worker Contract Talks Drag On

The many businesses that depend directly on efficient goods movement through West Coast ports are anxiously awaiting the successful completion of negotiations for a...

Threat of Product Shipment Delays Looms as Port Worker Contract Talks Continue

The impact of the West Coast port disruption is becoming increasingly dire as the holiday season quickly approaches. The dispute centers on ongoing contract...