• California Workers: Modernized Telecommuting Policies to Build Equity and Reduce Costs

    How a Health Crisis Can Create Jobs and Save Our Environment. READ MORE
  • No on Prop 15: Stop Higher Property Taxes & Save Prop 13

    Amid an unprecedented economic crisis, special interests are pushing Prop 15 on the November 2020 statewide ballot that will destroy Prop 13’s property tax protections and will be the largest property tax increase in California history. LEARN MORE
  • No on Prop 21: Stop The Flawed Rental Housing Measure

    California just passed the toughest-in-the-nation statewide tenant protection law that provides certainty on rent increases while ensuring critical affordable housing is still built in our state. But Michael Weinstein and his multi-million dollar special interest group are pushing Prop 21 on the November 3, 2020 statewide ballot, a measure that would undermine this new critically important law. LEARN MORE
  • Restarting California

    A Plan from California’s Business Community.

  • How the California Business Roundtable is Responding to COVID-19

  • California Business Roundtable Urges Yes Vote on AB 1482

    With amendments that exempt most single-family homes and extend the exemption on new construction, AB 1482 now strikes the right balance between providing better protections and certainty for renters while ensuring investment in new multifamily and single-family housing development. READ MORE
  • Broad-Based Coalition Ready to Fight Billion-Dollar Split-Roll Tax Increase Initiative in 2020

    A broad-based coalition of business and taxpayer advocates today announced they are already organizing to fight against the multi-billion-dollar split-roll property tax increase, which may appear on the November 2020 ballot. READ 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

  • Broad Coalition Asks Congress to Provide Liability Relief In Next Stimulus Package

    Posted July 20, 2020

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2020   *** PRESS RELEASE *** Broad Coalition Asks Congress to Provide Liability Relief In Next Stimulus Package SACRAMENTO—A broad-based coalition of statewide, regional and local business groups are calling on Congress to include comprehensive liability relief in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation. “As California and the rest

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  • CBRT Asks State Leaders To Investigate Rebate Wall Practice

    Posted December 17, 2019

    Click here to download a copy of the letter.  December 17, 2019 The Honorable Jim Wood, DDS Assemblymember, 2nd District State Capitol P.O. Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249-0002   Dear Assemblymember Wood, Innovation is the driver of the California economy. From high-tech to bio-tech, our state is making the investments in technological and medical advancements

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  • CBRT Issues Statement in Response to Proponents of Yet Another Deeply Flawed Rent Control Measure Turning In Signatures

    Posted December 05, 2019

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2019  SACRAMENTO—Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable, issued the following statement in response to proponents of a deeply flawed statewide rent control initiative turning in signatures to qualify for the November 2020 ballot: “One of the greatest accomplishments of the Legislature and governor this year was the passage

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  • CBRT Board Unanimously Supports School Bond Measure on March 2020 Ballot

    Posted December 03, 2019

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2019 SACRAMENTO—The California Business Roundtable Board of Directors has unanimously supported Proposition 13, the $15 billion School and College Facilities Bond on the March 2020 ballot. Rob Lapsley, CBRT President, issued the following statement in response to the board’s vote: “CBRT has consistently supported school construction bonds and has unanimously

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While members of the California Business Roundtable represent virtually every major industry segment, the association is membership focused.

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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