• California Business Roundtable issues statement on approval of Cap-and-Trade extension

    The cap-and-trade proposal passed by the Legislature represents a balanced, market-based policy that provides a cost-effective approach to achieving the state’s climate goals while growing our economy.

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  • California Latino Economic Institute

    The California Latino Economic Institute, a culmination of a collaboration between the California Business Roundtable and the California Latino Legislative Caucus, convened its inaugural forum and lunch program on Feb. 1, 2017.

    The forum featured leading California experts in Latino politics, policy and business, including former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Sempra Energy Vice President Dennis Arriola and Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
  • Governor's Budget Summary: 2017-2018

    The proposed 2017-18 state budget is $179.5 billion. It includes $122.5 billion General Fund, $54.6 billion special funds, and $2.4 billion bond funds. Learn More
  • Energy and Climate Change Survey

    2nd Annual CBRT Survey on Energy and the Environment Shows Support for Expanding Climate Change Policies Erode Once Costs Are Considered Learn More
  • California Business Roundtable Launches the Center for Jobs and the Economy

    The Center will provide a comprehensive view of California’s employment picture by region as well as by demographics and industry sectors. READ MORE
  • Restricting Independent Contracting Will Slow Economic Growth

    If government agencies restrict independent contracting in California the results will slow economic growth and add to the state’s unemployment rate, according to a new analysis by economic policy expert and former California chief economist, Philip J. Romero.


Priorities Spotlight

California’s Five-Year Infrastructure Plan 2017

The California Infrastructure Planning Act requires the Governor to submit a five-year
infrastructure plan to the Legislature for consideration with the annual budget bill.
The 2017 Five-Year Infrastructure Plan (Plan) reflects the Governor’s proposal for investing
$43 billion in state infrastructure over the next five years.

  • Business Climate

    California’s policy makers must work together to restore the promise of economic growth and prosperity. The state’s current business climate is hindering job creation efforts and stifling economic growth.

  • Education

    California’s future economic competitiveness demands an educated and highly skilled workforce. Business must be a unifying voice for the rapid improvement of our state’s public schools.

  • Infrastructure


    California continues to live off the legacy of past generations investment in infrastructure. Our long term economic prosperity demands that we make investments today to rebuild and strengthen our infrastructure.

  • Regulatory Reform

    California’s regulatory environment is the most costly and uncertain in the nation. Clear, consistent and wise regulations not only protect the well-being of the population but improve the business climate.

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News & Updates

  • Business Leader Says Money Alone Won’t Drive State Transportation Deal

    Posted March 20, 2017

    Business Leader Says Money Alone Won’t Drive State Transportation Deal By Capital Public Radio, December 14, 2016 State lawmakers have failed for years to reach a deal to pay for California’s growing transportation repair needs. What, if anything, will make the funding plans proposed last week by Democrats at the Capitol any different? Business leaders

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  • Will standing up to Trump hurt California’s economy?

    Posted March 20, 2017

    Will standing up to Trump hurt California’s economy? By Rob Lapsley, The Sacramento Bee, December 8, 2016 California’s top elected leaders are making it clear they will push back hard against any efforts by President-elect Donald Trump to undermine their progressive policy agenda. These not-so-veiled threats, in combination with the supermajorities legislative Democrats hold, are

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  • SB 32: Too many important questions unanswered

    Posted March 20, 2017

    SB 32: Too many important questions unanswered By Rob Lapsley, The San Diego Union-Tribune, August 24, 2016 As California’s future climate policy takes center stage in the Legislature, there needs to be more focus on creating a business environment that will promote quality, middle-income jobs. While California far exceeds the nation in climate change regulations,

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  • Now we’ll see if Jerry Brown remembers the 1970s: Guest commentary

    Posted March 20, 2017

    Now we’ll see if Jerry Brown remembers the 1970s: Guest commentary By Rob Lapsley, The Los Angeles Daily News, August 11, 2016 When Jerry Brown became governor in 1974, California was in a recession. But over the next five years, the state’s recovery produced 2.1 million jobs, and Brown’s fiscal restraint created a $4 billion

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The Roundtable membership is limited to leading companies doing business in California and participation is limited to chief executive officers and senior operating executives of these companies.

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