The Chamber joined Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as he signed the historic water package legislation.
The Chamber hosted a Q&A session with LAPD Chief-designee Charlie Beck. "Policing is not like paint -- you don't spread it evenly," Beck said. "You have to put it where the rust is; where the problem is."
The Chamber joined advocates for SB 696.
The Chamber joined Antonio Villaraigosa, leading research universities and fellow business organizations to announce the public launch of CleanTech Los Angeles, a collaborative effort to establish Los Angeles as a global hub of clean technology. The first-of-its-kind partnership aims to leverage the city’s economic assets to bring clean tech businesses and jobs to the region.
The Chamber joined Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca in endorsing Propositions 1A through 1F at the Chamber Friday.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce together with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other civic leaders at Franklin High School announced that more money for college is available to L.A. students than ever before at Cash for College Financial Aid Workshops at more than 40 locations across Los Angeles.
The Chamber had a complete sweep of Chamber-endorsed initiatives on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot.
The Chamber joined L.A. Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa on Tuesday to applaud Chamber-member American Apparel on the company’s rapid expansion and economic contributions to Los Angeles. The downtown-based clothing manufacturer announced its 10,000th job--including 2,500 new jobs in Southern California. American Apparel operates the largest garment factory in the United States, generating more than $125 M in export sales last year alone.
The Chamber joined L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and leaders from the James Irvine Foundation, Los Angeles Unified School District and Los Angeles Community College District to help announce a $1.2 million grant that will fund a program allowing 1,800 students from Santee Educational Complex’s Culinary & Hospitality School to take college classes.
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, former Lakers star Magic Johnson, Chamber President & CEO Gary Toebben and dozens of youth and employers were on hand as Villaraigosa announced that Vons fulfilled the 10,000th job through this year’s HIRE LA's Youth program and set
a goal of 15,000 jobs for the coming year.
Transportation Opportunity Program Event, Feb. 29, 2008
Economic Action Plan Press Event