It's an often repeated statistic that 40 percent of our nation's imported goods enter through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. After this cargo is unloaded from ...Read More
There are no arguments in Los Angeles about the importance of international trade to our economy. On May 4, the Chamber will celebrate the 91st Annual World Trade Week (WTW) Kickoff breakfast in L.A. More than 800 manufacturers, service providers, business and civic leaders, educators, students and foreign diplomats will come together to celebrate the benefits of global trade.Read More
Last week during ACCESS Sacramento, the Chamber was proud to stand with other business leaders, Gov. Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon at a press conference unveiling the outline of a long-sought transportation funding agreement. Last year’s special session on transportation was a bust and ended with no action. Finally, it appears that Sacramento has now made funding for our deteriorating roads and highways a priority.Read More
For many students, preparing for college can be a daunting task. From navigating college preparation courses to applying for financial aid, the process is difficult, particularly for students who will be the first in their family to attend college.
While the daily headlines are focused on Washington, D.C. administrative and legislative proposals, the L.A. business community understands that what happens in Sacramento has a direct impact on jobs and profitability. That's why the Chamber is looking forward to interacting with California's top elected leadership in Sacramento next week.Read More
I suspect you can recall your first work experience. Mine was baling hay with neighbors in Nebraska. Linda Sanazaro, Head of Enterprise Operations, Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, started her career as a receptionist. Dennis Rodriguez, Chief City Executive, Siemens Corporation, started his career as a carpet cleaner. In each of these first work experiences, someone gave us an opportunity that was the start of our career path. Now the Chamber is asking you and your business to do the same thing.Read More
The voters of Los Angeles City and County sent a very loud message to the world yesterday. They signaled strong support for continued economic growth and strong empathy for the 47,000 homeless individuals who spend their nights sleeping on the streets and public spaces throughout L.A. County.Read More
Tomorrow, March 7, is Election Day in both the City and County of Los Angeles. This is a very important election and every vote counts! Here are the L.A. Area Chamber's recommendations. Please share them with your employees.
The Chamber's annual advocacy trip to our state's capital is less than four weeks away and the early bird deadline for registering is tomorrow, March 3. We are traveling to Sacramento earlier than normal this legislative session to get ahead of the budget conversations and share our thoughts on the positions that California might take relative to the new Federal agenda.Read More
"I join with all those who say Measure S goes too far."Read More
- Gov. Jerry Brown
Last week Gov. Brown agreed with what a historic coalition of community residents and civic leaders has been saying for over a year - Measure S goes too far. In his second term, the Governor has led the charge to address the housing crisis in California's cities. His 2017-2018 budget warned specifically of the dangers of anti-housing policies like Measure S. The Governor's budget demonstrated how a housing ban would raise rents, drive away the middle-class, and worsen homelessness, climate change and traffic. Thank you Gov. Brown for joining us.