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                Sacramento, Calif. – Today, the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation named Department of Sound Sacramento as the grant recipient for its 9th annual Inspire Giving program. Co-founded by John Hamilton, a native Sacramentan and New York based music producer/DJ, and Tyler Garnett, a…

The Metro Chamber announced today that small business founder and advocate Mac Clemmens will serve as the chair for the 2019 Capitol-to-Capitol program. Clemmens is a Sacramento native who started his company, Digital Deployment, in 2004. Digital Deployment has since grown into a thriving midtown Sacramento business that was named…

The Sacramento City Council approved the elimination of city fees for affordable housing projects Tuesday night. This huge win is the culmination of months of work by the Metro Chamber, its members and the broader business community. The Metro Chamber‘s efforts to shape this policy took many forms. From testifying…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 22, 2018) – The Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber Political Action Committee (Metro PAC) selected Darren Suen for endorsement in the city of Elk Grove mayoral race. Suen’s support of the business community and efforts to create neighborhood planning initiatives that are more inclusive, aligns with the purpose and…

Metro Chamber Board votes in support of Measure U and the opportunity for it to serve as an investment for inclusive economic development and drive regional prosperity for businesses and neighborhoods. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 9, 2018) – The Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce announced today it will endorse the City…

By: Amanda Blackwood Special to the Sacramento Bee June 19, 2018 04:52 PM   Across California’s capital region, our business leaders have long understood the path forward for our region’s economy is preparing today’s workers for tomorrow’s industries. Powered by some of the country’s leading universities, we are innovating the…

A charter amendment has been proposed for the November ballot that would impose rent control in Sacramento and create a new appointed board and bureaucracy to oversee rental units in our region’s urban core. These would be some of the most restrictive rent controls in the country. It is understandable…

Lisa Westwood, ECORP Consulting, Inc. Metro Chamber Land Use & Natural Resources Committee Chair. & Michael Strech, North State BIA READ PART 1 Few issues in our region are as polarizing as new housing development. Whether it’s rooted in the quality of life or environmental responsibility, there is no question that our…

For over 30 years, the Cleaner Air Partnership (CAP) has fought to improve air quality across the Capital region because investing in clean air improves public health, while also growing our economy and attracting new businesses. CAP is anchored by the Sacramento Metro Chamber, Breathe California Sacramento Region, and Valley…

SACRAMENTO—The Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee MetroPAC, is proud to announce its endorsement of the following candidates and ballot measures for the June 5, 2018 primary election.  Voters are urged to join Metro PAC in protecting jobs and the economy by electing these pro-business individuals and ballot…

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Every year, the Sacramento Metro Chamber organizes a delegation of hundreds of area officials and business leaders to travel to Washington, D.C., and meet with federal representatives. The Capitol-to-Capitol program is meant to secure funding and resources for high-priority projects in the region and raise local concerns to officials at…

For 48 years, the Sacramento Metro Chamber has led a delegation to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of our region’s most pressing needs as part of its Capitol-to-Capitol (Cap-to-Cap) program. This month, over 360 business and community leaders and elected officials will join this effort, holding more than 200…

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2018 Contact: Kim Camilleri, Metro Chamber Kcamilleri@metrochamber.org office: 916-552-6800 cell: 916-804-5286 SACRAMENTO METRO CHAMBER ANNOUNCES PRIORITY ISSUES FOR 2018 CAPITOL-TO-CAPITOL West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon and Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan to serve as Honorary Vice Chairs. SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Metro Chamber will…

The Sacramento Metro Chamber works daily to create an environment that supports the needs of small businesses because we know they are what drives our economy. Whether through the services offered by our Capital Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) or through fighting for policies and regulations that protect and…

The Capital Region is on the path towards something special. Entrepreneurs and artists are creating, developers are building, new businesses are being started and the number of people moving here is steadily rising. In 2018, the Sacramento Metro Chamber is committed to continuing to build a strong business community to…

Saying the future of America and its economy depends upon it, Sacramento business and civic leaders joined students at Sacramento State on Wednesday to sign a letter to six local U.S. Congress members asking them to help advance bipartisan legislation that would offer so-called “Dreamers” protection from deportation and a…

Fatima Diaz doesn’t remember much about her life in Jalisco, Mexico — she moved to the United States with her family when she was 11 months old, and has lived here since. The 21-year-old California State University Sacramento student grew up in Lincoln, where she stood up in a classroom…

2017 has been an exciting year for the six-county Capital Region. The Wall Street Journal reported Sacramento is California’s Newest Real-Estate Hotspot, our Airport celebrated 50 years by topping a J.D. Power list, Golden One Center was named #1 Sports Venue in the U.S., and we’ve been called the “Dark…

By Peter Tateishi Sacramento Business Journal  California’s Capital region is a unique place to live and work. We are also emblematic of the strength and resilience our country draws from its diversity. Immigrants are a vital part of our communities and economy, representing our business owners, workers, students and entrepreneurs.…

By Peter Tateishi  Special to The Bee Airports are a significant player on the local, national, and global level and have an essential role in the movement of people and goods, foster trade and national security and connect communities. This past weekend, Sacramento International Airport celebrated its 50th birthday. As…

We have some big problems in our region: a lack of affordable housing, a growing number of homeless people, an inadequate transportation system, a tottering healthcare system and a need to create tens of thousands of better-paying jobs. We need to figure out solutions. Seeing how other American cities are dealing…

SACRAMENTO METRO CHAMBER’S ANNUAL STUDY MISSION HEADS TO AUSTIN, TEXAS Vice Mayor Linda Budge, City of Rancho Cordova & Council Member Jeff Harris, City of Sacramento to serve as Honorary Chairs SACRAMENTO, CA – Tomorrow, the Sacramento Metro Chamber will lead 134 regional business, civic and elected officials to Austin, Texas…

SACRAMENTO METRO CHAMBER TAKES A STAND ON DACA It’s Time for Congress to Prioritize our Future Workforce SACRAMENTO, CA – The Metro Chamber encourages Congress to take prompt action specific to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) youth, which offers assurances to their remaining in this country and creates a…

The Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has a voice in the political process, as it has since its inception over 120 years ago. This voice takes on added importance in communities where the political environment is often hostile to economic growth and job creation. This is why we continue the…

Recognizing small business drives our regional economy, the Sacramento Metro Chamber began managing the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program in 2014. The goal was to make an investment in entrepreneurs and business owners that were intent on growing their business in our Capital Region. We’ve…

On July 28, our Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Economic Development, Robert Dugan, testified to the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority on behalf of the Metro Chamber in support of increasing convenience & ridership for the San Joaquin Commuter Rail to Sacramento. Here is the testimony he gave:…

On July 27, our Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Economic Development, Robert Dugan, testified on behalf of the Metro Chamber in support of the California Air Resources Board approving a $44 million grant to the City of Sacramento to promote zero-emission vehicles (ZEV). Here is the testimony he gave:…

California is the largest agriculture producer in the nation, and as America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, the Capital Region is uniquely positioned as an agriculture leader not just nationally, but internationally. In the six counties that comprise our Capital Region, approximately 75 percent of the land is agricultural, forest, or open space.…

By Peter Tateishi  The capital region’s population is growing, construction is on the rise, congestion is increasing, and community priorities are changing. Our economic success will be driven by how we invest strategically in strengthening and enhancing what connects us: our transportation systems, a vital component of which is our…

By Jeff vonKaenel I am writing this column on Saturday afternoon, on an airplane flying to Washington, D.C. This weekend, there are 360 Sacramentans making their way to the 47th annual Sacramento Metro Chamber Cap-to-Cap. While I have taken numerous Cap-to-Cap trips before, this year I will be landing in…

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A strong, vibrant region begins with the quality of its jobs. At the Sacramento Metro Chamber, we work daily to create an environment that supports job creators. Whether by helping businesses through the services offered at our Small Business Development Center or fighting for policies and regulations that promote job…

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SACRAMENTO METRO CHAMBER ANNOUNCES PRIORITY ISSUES FOR 2017 CAPITOL-TO-CAPITOL Council Member Stephanie Nguyen, City of Elk Grove & Council Member Beverly ‘Babs’ Sandeen, City of West Sacramento to serve as Honorary Vice Chairs SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Metro Chamber will lead the largest delegation in 10 years with 360 regional…

In response to the release of the White House budget blueprint, the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Economic Development, Robert Dugan issued the following statement: “From its founding days, the creation of the Federal Government had a purpose. “Our Forefathers” had plenty of debates and discourse…

In today’s extremely competitive economic landscape between regions both in the state, and across the country, identity and branding are critical keys to success. I remember as a child, my father describing to me how he was recruited to the Sacramento region from the East Coast in the early 60’s.…

In response to Governor Brown’s press conference today on water and transportation, the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Economic Development, Robert Dugan issued the following statement: “It’s a step in the right direction to refocus the state on deferred maintenance of our water supply infrastructure, public…

Our media outlets have been on overdrive this week as the image of the Oroville dam spilling over is now embedded in all of our heads. Just 70 miles from our capital city, Oroville is the second largest lake in the state, and a key piece of the State’s Water…

On behalf of the Chamber’s Water Resources Team and our partner, the Northern California Water Resources Association, I had the pleasure of testifying before the California State Water Commission last week on Sites Reservoir. Our ask is that the state invest in the reservoir through Proposition 1 dollars. If we…

Robert Dugan joined the Sacramento Metro Chamber Jan. 1 as senior vice president of public policy and economic development. For the past four years, he has been the director of governmental and civic affairs for California State University Sacramento. While there, he advocated for campus facility needs and growth initiatives,…

A September “Business Walk” by members of the Woodland Chamber of Commerce found most people were “very positive and upbeat.” The findings, reported by the Chamber and Wendy Ross, economic development manager for the city of Woodland, came this week following interviews with 127 business owners. “More than three-quarters of…

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Metro Chamber announced today that Robert Dugan will join the organization as Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Economic Development. In his new position, Dugan will assume responsibility for direct management and oversight of all aspects of the Public Policy department, which includes development…

The Business Journal asked Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg and three local business advocates for their reactions on the outcomes of select state and local ballot races. The question: What does this mean for Sacramento’s economy? Local measures Measure B — Regional sales tax for transportation infrastructure Outcome: Failed with 64 percent…

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The Sacramento Metro Chamber serves as the capital region’s primary advocate on issues affecting business, economic development and quality of life. It is on behalf of our 1,700 members representing 200,000 employees that we strongly encourage voters to approve Proposition 54 — a measure that will create more transparency and…

Good evening Vice Chair Burke and Members of the Planning Commission, my name is Chris Smith and I’m the Public Policy Manager for the Sacramento Metro Chamber. I’m here tonight to express the Metro Chamber’s strong support for the Sacramento Railyards. This mixed-use development project, will bring economic prosperity and…

More than 450 organizations are backing the Yes on 67 campaign, the effort to preserve the state’s plastic bag ban. There are some you would expect, like the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Surfrider Foundation, and Environment California. But the list is also heavily populated by many that fall in the “not-your- usual-suspects” category:…

Another election season is upon us. Casting a vote requires one to take time away from the normal grind and to get smart on the ballot initiatives, candidates and local measures that will impact our tomorrow. It’s what we call civic engagement, it’s our responsibility. As a regional chamber covering…

Visit to Twin Cities shows region with compassion for all citizens Getting away often provides perspective. This is the motivation behind the 18th annual Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce study mission, which included 80 business and government representatives. We put the Twin Cities under a microscope for four days this…

About 90 business and civic leaders from Sacramento descended on Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, last week, where they toured historic neighborhoods, rode the light rail and strolled down a vibrant riverfront as part of the annual study mission by the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce. While the Twin Cities…

Today, Governor Brown signed AB 2317, a bill sponsored by the California State University (CSU) system and supported by Sac State and the Metro Chamber. The new law will allow CSU to independently award a Doctorate of Audiology Degree. Prior to the law’s enactment, only one university in California could…

AB 1716 will expand economic prosperity for the region The American River Parkway is a crown jewel for recreational space in our region and a vital piece of our riverfront. It attracts 8 million visitors annually, generating $364 million in economic benefit for our community. Now, with Assembly Bill 1716,…

The Metro Chamber partnered with the Sacramento Utility Management District (SMUD) and many of its state and local partners, including business improvement districts and fellow chambers of commerce, to fend off Assembly Bill 1520 at the California state legislature. In its original form, the bill would have amended the Public…

The Metro Chamber stands opposed to Assembly Bill 67, the Double Pay on the Holiday Act. Introduced by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, the legislation’s stated goal is to ensure employees forced to work on Thanksgiving are paid twice their “regular rate of pay.” While well-intentioned as a statement on the value…

By: Peter Tateishi  Special to The Bee On June 7, the people of Sacramento elected Darrell Steinberg as their new mayor. We understand that whoever wins an election, it is necessary to rally around the victor to help in their success. But as with any relationship, be it in business…

Earlier this year the Sacramento Metro Chamber helped bring down SB 878, the so-called “predictive scheduling” legislation, which would have restricted how businesses schedule their employees. SB 878 would have required grocery stores, restaurants, and retailers to provide a schedule for 21 consecutive days, 7 days before the first shift of…

There’s a new labor bill being discussed at the Capitol. Supporters believe it will lead to happier, more productive employees, but critics say it could backfire and put too much of a burden on businesses. Jennifer Greenough says even after 15 years with the same company, getting a reliable schedule…

Regional transportation officials touted a report on Wednesday that highlights a lack of funding for infrastructure projects, as they sought to rally support for a half-cent sales tax that may go before voters in November. Kerri Howell, chair of the Sacramento Transportation Authority, said in an interview that businesses should…

Last week, nearly 350 regional business, civic and elected leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s 46th annual Capitol-to-Capitol program. This civic enterprise is the largest chamber advocacy effort of its kind in the nation. This year’s delegation was one of the largest in recent years, an…

The recent Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Cap-to-Cap event had all of the logistical challenges of a major military campaign. Three hundred or so Sacramentans camped out in the Washington, D.C., Mayflower Hotel, conducting strategic guerrilla-like forays into the great Washington government bureaucracy, trying to negotiate much-needed federal aid and…

Opening Cap-to-Cap set-up (future Chairs of the program and long-time veterans) Rob White, Sierra Energy Erica Taylor, Golden 1 Credit Union Representatives from the Food & Agriculture Team Tim Johnson, President & CEO, CA Rice Commission Nicole Rodgers, Director of Farm-to-Fork, Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau Regional Participation Darin Gale,…

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The Sacramento Metro Chamber embarks on its annual Capitol-to-Capitol program this weekend, with 336 civic and business leaders flying to Washington D.C. to discuss a range of issues with federal lawmakers. The Chamber promotes the event as a way for residents across the region to bring a unified policy message…

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) announced that U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro will address nearly 350 regional business, civic, and elected officials who will travel to Washington, D.C. in April for the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s annual Capitol-to-Capitol (Cap-to-Cap) program. Each year,…

The endorsements in Sacramento’s mayoral race – which is getting a little testy heading into the first televised debate Wednesday night on KCRA – line up pretty much as expected. City Councilwoman Angelique Ashby continues to be backed by the local fire and police unions, often the best-funded players in…

As Gov. Jerry Brown signed California’s new $15 minimum wage bill on Monday, state business advocates were stuck reflecting on whether anything could have been done to stop it. Organized labor prevailed against business because unions recognized that political fights are not won inside the state Capitol — they are…

California legislators voted to approve what is for now the highest statewide minimum wage in the nation when it finally reaches $15 an hour in 2022. The plan calls for the minimum wage to increase to $10.50 in 2018, then $11 in 2018 before going up $1 a year until…

Proponents of a ballot measure to raise Sacramento’s minimum wage to $15 an hour say they will continue their campaign at least until state leaders formally enact the pay deal announced this week. If the agreement proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, legislators and labor leaders to raise California’s minimum wage…

The plan to boost California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next five years is “economic justice,” according to Governor Jerry Brown. The agreement reached among the governor, Democratic lawmakers and labor leaders gives businesses with fewer than 25 employees extra time to phase in the increases. It…

In response to Governor Brown’s brokered deal in support of a $15/hour minimum wage, Sacramento Metro Chamber President and CEO Peter Tateishi issued the following statement: “Governor Brown’s back door deal with legislators and labor unions for a $15 minimum wage increase is a blow to the Capital Region business…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Jerry Brown officially announced a push to increase California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. The deal is a compromise with labor unions to increase the minimum wage at a slower pace than they had originally intended. “It’s a matter of economic justice,” Brown said. “It…

Technology is the future of California elections and nowhere is this more apparent than in the office of California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla. Delivering a keynote speech at the 2016 Metro Chamber State Legislative Summit at the Sutter Club last Thursday morning, Padilla gave an overview of what he…

Conventional wisdom says Darrell Steinberg will cruise to an easy victory in Sacramento’s mayoral election this June. He is sitting on a $1.4 million war chest from his days as a state legislator. He has name recognition, having been a popular fixture in Sacramento politics for more than 20 years.…

Sacramento City Councilwoman Angelique Ashby is picking up an important endorsement in her campaign for mayor. The Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Political Action Committee is endorsing Ashby for Mayor. Chairman Roy Brewer says the committee made its decision after two forums and private meetings between chamber officials and the candidates. “The…

By endorsing City Councilwoman Angelique Ashby for mayor this week, theSacramento Metro Chamber gave the clearest signal to date that the business community is split on the mayor’s race. The Monday announcement attracted attention in Sacramento political circles. Many see Ashby as an underdog in a race against Darrell Steinberg,…

Sacramento Councilwoman Angelique Ashby began her race for mayor as the underdog to a 20-year politician whose last job was president pro tempore of the state Senate. But on Monday, Ashby secured the endorsement of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, adding to her list of support from some of…

The Sacramento Metro Chamber’s political action committee has endorsed City Councilwoman Angelique Ashby for mayor. “Councilwoman Ashby has a record of bringing the right individuals and groups together to build consensus and support among an issue or project,” said Roy Brewer, chairman of Metro-PAC, in a statement issued by Ashby’s…

Well-known Sacramento business leaders presented mayoral candidates with a list of ambitious ideas last week to improve the city’s business environment. The six-page document details policy ideas on boosting development and holding back new taxes. It shows private-sector executives engaging politically as the election season heats up with no obvious…

Searching for a way out of its financial predicament, Sacramento Regional Transit likely will be asking riders for a fare increase of as much as 20 percent. We understand the impulse. Public transportation must be improved across the Sacramento region. But any fare increase would be a patch, not a…

There’s a price to be paid for raising the minimum wage. At one local Mexican food chain, it’s 14 cents a taco. Businesses and nonprofit groups have been adjusting to the state’s new $10 minimum wage since it superseded the old minimum wage of $9 an hour on Jan. 1.…

Some of the most powerful and influential names in Sacramento are making an informal request about what they want from the next mayor. Developers, entrepreneurs, the Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership have publicly presented a list of what they call “principles and priorities” in a collective…

Several leaders of Sacramento’s business community released a pro-growth manifesto this week to the candidates running for Sacramento mayor. The document, spelling out goals for making the city more prosperous and business-friendly, raises some interesting questions. Is this an attempt to turn Darrell Steinberg into Kevin Johnson? The document started…

An ad-hoc group of Sacramento business leaders this week presented mayoral candidates with an ambitious checklist to improve the city’s business environment. Described as a “statement of principles and priorities,” the document offers a long to-do list that includes sweeping reforms in city finances, culture and procedures. The city is…

The Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Political Action Committee (Metro PAC) sponsored a Sacramento Mayoral Forum and moderated discussion for the business community with candidates Angelique Ashby and Darrell Steinberg. The Forum was broadcast by Access Sacramento in its entirety on Jan. 13, 2016 from the Setzer Auditorium at the Crocker Art Museum.

On a windy day in mid-September, a group of influential local restaurateurs gathered around a table at de Vere’s Irish Pub in downtown Sacramento to drink beer and discuss how to stop the city from raising the minimum wage. Josh Wood, CEO of the construction advocacy group Region Builders, told…

The Sacramento City Council voted Tuesday night to raise the city minimum wage $12.50 by the year 2020. The current minimum wage is $9. Added to a pending $1 per hour raise in the state of California, workers will see a 39 percent increase in pay within five years. The…

City officials of Sacramento, California, voted for a gradual hike in minimum wage as a last-minute compromise was reached between labor and business unions late Tuesday, according to reports. The Sacramento City Council approved the new plan, which calls for minimum wage to gradually increase to $12.50 an hour by…

Over the past few months, facing a push for $15/hour for the City of Sacramento, the Sacramento Metro Chamber held firm that $15/hour was not a workable wage for our city businesses. We worked to ensure that the business community had a voice in the process and that their concerns…

Following months of good-faith negotiations, resulting in a comprehensive recommendation on how to approach a minimum wage increase, the Metro Chamber, in partnership with the Keep Sacramento Working (KSW) coalition is now formally opposing an increase to the minimum wage for the City of Sacramento. “The original Task Force recommendation…

Following months of good-faith negotiations, resulting in a comprehensive recommendation on how to approach a minimum wage increase, the Keep Sacramento Working (KSW) coalition is now formally opposing an increase to the minimum wage for the City of Sacramento. “The original Task Force recommendation was not what KSW worked towards,…

The Sacramento Metro Chamber applauds Mayor Johnson for his leadership and collaborative spirit in convening the Income Inequality Task Force and thanks Council Member Jay Schenirer for thoughtfully navigating this challenging effort. Metro Chamber was pleased to participate in these conversations in good faith as we aimed to collaboratively produce…

For the past few weeks, Metro Chamber has participated in meetings of the City of Sacramento’s Income Inequality Task Force in hopes of crafting a minimum wage proposal that would benefit low-wage workers and their families without sacrificing our economic momentum. Only by preserving a climate where businesses can succeed…

Last night, Sacramento Mayor Johnson’s blueprint for constructing 10,000 new housing units in the central city – the Downtown Housing Initiative Plan (DHIP) – passed the Sacramento city council unanimously. The DHIP was crafted by a broad-based community steering committee, including the Metro Chamber, who spoke in support of the…

Last week, the Task Force on Income Inequality held its third public meeting, and several presenters amplified the concerns voiced by our members. Our Keep Sacramento Working coalition brought in founding partner of Beacon Economics, Dr. Chris Thornberg, an economist who serves on the Council of Economic Advisors for our…

Last week, the Mayor’s Income Inequality Task Force heard a report from Michael Reich, a researcher from the Labor Center at the University of California, Berkeley, analyzing a proposal by labor to raise the City of Sacramento’s minimum wage to $13.50/hour. Today the Task Force will hear from Dr. Chris…

Keep Sacramento Working continues to grow! This week we added the Handle District and National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) as partners with Keep Sacramento Working. We are grateful for their willingness to add their voices to the many working to ensure we move forward reasonably on the minimum wage…

The City of Sacramento minimum wage debate takes a critical step forward Wednesday with the first “Income Inequality Task Force” meeting. This task force will include representatives from the City Council, organized labor, social service agencies, and business community (including the Metro Chamber), and its charge is to report back…

Ahead of the City of Sacramento’s task force on Income Inequality exploring an increase to the minimum wage for the City of Sacramento, Metro Chamber CEO Peter Tateishi outlined the Chamber’s concerns in an opinion editorial for the Sacramento Bee. “The proposal poses a huge risk at a critical juncture…

On Tuesday morning, Metro Chamber’s Transportation Committee welcomed California State Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly who outlined the Governor’s transportation funding priorities and spoke about the ongoing Extraordinary Session. “We are making the case not just for California’s assets but for California’s continuing economic growth.” – Secretary Brian Kelly. On…

Cities throughout California are taking up proposals to increase the minimum wage, in some cases, as high as $16/hour (City of Emeryville, CA). In the Sacramento Region, proponents are seeking $15/hour. Here at the Sacramento Metro Chamber, we know our members’ needs and concerns, and we fight every day to…

The Metro Chamber is co-hosting the Sacramento Transportation Forum on June 24th to discuss the state’s role in funding road repair and maintenance. Representatives from the Metro Chamber, Sacramento Area Council of Governments, El Dorado County Transportation Commission, Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, California Department of Transportation and the California…

Yesterday, the Metro Chamber convened a forum with leading economists and business representatives to discuss potential impacts of a minimum wage increase for the City of Sacramento and the region The discussion, held before a broad cross-section of business owners, explored recent increases by several California cities and the unintended…

Unions are pushing to raise the minimum wage in the capital city to $15/hour. To effectively advocate on behalf of the business community, Metro Chamber is studying this issue closely to understand the potential impacts such an increase could have on our city and region. We hope you will join…

Regional business and civic leaders will make their way back to the Capital Region this week following another successful Cap-to-Cap program. Over 320 individuals participated in 230 meetings with Congressional offices and agency and Administration representatives over the course of a few days to advocate on behalf of the region.…

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