Chamber News

Supervisor London Breed at the Chamber

Chamber members heard from District 5 Supervisor London Breed Wednesday at the February Supes for Lunch. Supervisor Breed announced a new graffiti initiative to address the problem city-wide, which will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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Formula Retail Study Releases Findings

The City Controller released its economic analysis on formula retail in San Francisco. While the study shows evidence that limiting formula retail will not expand the local economy, it remains unclear whether or not new regulation will have a net positive or negative impact on the local economy.

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Chamber Stands Up for Tech

The Chamber spoke out against tech industry scapegoating and stood up for the city’s tech sector and its job multiplier effect on the CNBC Nightly Business Report, which aired nationally with local broadcast on KQED-TV (PBS) last Wednesday.

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Economic Update: Q4 2013

With foreclosures throughout California at an eight-year low, San Francisco and the Bay Area saw a significant decrease of 56.3 percent in foreclosure activity in Q4 2013 compared to a year ago.

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New Light on Formula Retail

January 23, 2014 – The San Francisco Planning Department presented initial findings from the first phase of its study of Formula Retail (“chain stores”) Thursday. The study found of the more than 10,000 retail establishments in the city, only 11 percent fit the definition of ‘formula retail.”

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Changes to SF’s Business Tax

January 16, 2014 – Chamber members learned about the new changes to business taxes and fees, including the gross receipts tax, on Tuesday from Greg Kato, Policy and Legislative Manager with the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector.

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Supervisor Scott Wiener at the Chamber

January 16, 2014 – Chamber members heard from Supervisor Scott Wiener (District 8) Wednesday at the January Supes for Lunch. Supervisor Wiener discussed his proposed tax on sugary beverages, the city’s transportation concerns and the need to address the current housing crisis.

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