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Trade Report: California Exports Finish Strong in 2017

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Source: CalChamber California’s merchandise export trade soared in December, according to a Beacon Economics analysis of U.S. trade statistics released February 6 by the U.S. Census Bureau. Foreign shipments...
NAFTA Negotiations Make Real Headway

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Source: CalChamber The sixth round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) made real headway, according to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The latest...
Opposition Stops More Holdover Job Killer Bills

Monday, January 29, 2018

Sourcee: CalChamber Two job killer bills that remained eligible for consideration this year failed to advance in the Assembly this month. Held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee...
Reminder: Post Form 300A Starting February 1

Friday, January 26, 2018

Source: CalChamber Don’t forget that you need to post the Form 300A summary of job-related injuries and illnesses from 2017 at your place of business from February 1...
Social Security Revises 2018 Taxable Wage Base

Friday, January 05, 2018

Source: CalChamber For 2018, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the Social Security taxable wage base will be $128, 400. This is the maximum amount of earnings...
OC Leads in Cross-County Worker Inflow

Monday, December 18, 2017

Recent research by Greater Irvine Chamber partner Jones Lang LaSalle IP, Inc. shows that Orange County leads in worker inflow from neighboring counties. Located at the...
Affordable Housing Barriers

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Source: CAJobKillers Barrier to Housing and Economic Development — Creates significant uncertainty for developers by requiring the Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to amend the California...
WaterStar: Where Star-Quality Efficiency is Rewarded

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Irvine Ranch Water District’s WaterStar Business Recognition Program helps companies improve water efficiency, obtain financial incentives for efficiency improvements, and save money on water bills. The...
You can Find Anything on Amazon — Even Our Future

Friday, September 29, 2017

Published in the Daily Pilot, Sept. 29, 2017  | By Bryan Starr, President & CEO, Greater Irvine Chamber, Economic Development, Destination Irvine         When Amazon announced it was looking...
Irvine Among Best US Cities to Raise a Family

Monday, September 25, 2017

Neighborhoods.com has reported a WalletHub survey of the 150 largest cities in America to determine the best and worst places to raise a family. The study looked...
Orange County Has What Amazon Wants

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Source article: Orange County Register, by Jim Doti, Lucy Dunn and Brian Calle When Amazon announced its plans for a second North American headquarters, cities throughout...