Chamber members, friends and family came together to watch the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Atlanta Braves!
California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León shared his insight and expectations for the future of the cap-and-trade program in California at a joint meeting of the Chamber's Energy, Water & Environmental Council and Transportation & Goods Movement Council.
The Chamber and NextLA had a blast at the annual L.A.'s Largest Mixer, held at the Pasadena Convention Center.
The Pro-Housing Conference was held July 11 at the Japanese American National Museum.
Thank you to our Conference Co-Conveners:
California Community Foundation
Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors
Urban Land Institute
UCLA Ziman Center
UCLA Lewis Center
USC Lusk Center
American Planning Association - Los Angeles Chapter
Natural Resources Defense Council
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Pepperdine Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing
Abundant Housing LA.
Chamber President & CEO Gary Toebben visited Berlin in July to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Los Angeles-Berlin Sister City relationship. During the trip, he was able to spend time with Germany's current counsel general to L.A., Hans Jorg Neumann, and his two immediate predecessors Bernd Fisher and Wolfgang Drautz, both of whom are retired in Berlin.
Global Initiatives Council on the Regional Impact of the Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), featuring Joel Backaler, Managing Director, Global Marketing, at Frontier Strategy Group.
Assemblymember Tony Thurmond joined the Chamber's Education & Workforce Development Council last Friday, discussing what the legislature is currently doing to address the statewide K-12 teacher shortage. The Council meeting also included remarks from Tara Kini of the Learning Policy Institute and from Dr. Michael Spagna, Dean of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education at California State University, Northridge who offered ideas on how higher education can work proactively to produce more quality K-12 teachers. 75 percent of California school districts reported teacher shortages in the 2016-17 school year.
On June 13, Bixel Exchange celebrated the official launch of Mayor Garcetti’s L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline initiative at an event hosted at General Assembly DTLA. The L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline — a partnership between the Mayor and Bixel Exchange — is a component of the HIRE LA’s Youth program, and brings together public and private sector partners to expand training and job opportunities for the next generation of talent. Beginning this summer, the pipeline will place at least 100 young Angelenos in tech jobs.
More than 150 L.A. area leaders gathered for the Chamber's 2017 State of STEM at the University of Southern California. Cultivating diverse talent in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is essential to continued economic growth and competitiveness. The program highlighted high demand/high growth STEM related industries within L.A. County and its implications to our regional economy. The discussions focused on expanding access to STEM education and fostering education-industry partnerships to meet Southern California's high-skill workforce needs.