Vital policy issues affecting the Central Valley diverse economy.
BizFed members define the alliance's collective priorities - their diversity and expertise ensures strong, thoughtful and smart approaches on critical business issues.
Energy & Environment
BizFed is highly engaged in a wide range of energy and environmental policy issues seeking to balance economic success and job creation with necessary environmental rules and regulations. This includes managing an unprecedented regional coalitions of diverse business stakeholders focused on the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the California Air Resources Board, and vital water access and quality issues.
BizFed gets involved with a wide range of health care and health care industry related issues. From educating our members on the details, rules, and opportunities created by the Affordable Care Act, to critical public policy debates affecting health care costs, health sector jobs and services, we mobilize on health care issues that are important to our members and our economy.
BizFed has a strong track record of mobilizing diverse community stakeholders in support of housing and development projects that will have a major positive impact on regional quality of life, job creation, and economic success. We engage at all levels of government on land use, housing, and development policies and planning to ensure long term and sustainable economic success and quality of life.
Recognizing that international trade creates significant economic opportunities for Southern California and Southern California's vital strategic role as America's import-export gateway, BizFed is actively involved with a variety of international trade issues. BizFed's CEO is a representative on the President’s Export Council, and BizFed has a major ongoing role mobilizing members on state and federal trade issues.
BizFed members have consistently identified unnecessary regulations and inconsistent and onerous permitting requirements as barriers to economic success. Therefore, BizFed is engaged at all levels of government with work to identify and streamline regulations impacting the ability of businesses to create jobs, provide vital services, and ensure strong and economically successful communities.
BizFed members support transparent, accountable government that makes smart, responsible, and efficient use of resources and technology. We leverage the expertise of our broad and diverse membership to mobilize in support of responsible governance that sets clear objectives and holds itself accountable to the constituents who provide the resources to achieve them.
The breadth and diversity of membership organizations and top companies that comprise BizFed represent tens of thousands of small, women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses. BizFed works to ensure that public policies are in place to ensure their unique needs are met, including public sector and corporate procurement opportunities that support their success.
While BizFed members consistently identify the cumulative effects of multiple and often duplicative layers of taxes and fees as a major challenge to job creation and economic success, they also recognize the importance of certain vital revenue streams to build the infrastructure that ensure a strong regional economy. BizFed works to ensure a thoughtful approach to taxes and fees, opposing those that are ill-considered or unnecessary and supporting those that make sense.
From the aerospace and aviation industry to Silicone Beach, Southern California has long been a national center for technology and innovation. From issues such a broadband and utility infrastructure to the sharing economy, BizFed members work on a wide range of public policies issues affecting technology and innovation.
Tourism and entertainment are core sectors of the Southern California economy, and BizFed works to ensure the continued success of these sectors at creating jobs and providing economic growth and opportunity. BizFed was instrumental in working with leaders in Sacramento to expand the Film and TV Tax Credit that is helping keep good-paying middble class jobs here in Southern California.
The ability to quickly, efficiently, and flexibly move people and goods throughout our region is fundamental to our economic success and quality of life and business. BizFed plays a major role in working with transportation agencies such as Metro, Metrolink, and Caltrans, as well as other public and private sector local and regional transportation entities, on smart and efficient transportation infrastructure and services for our region.
BizFed plays a unique role in bringing together employers and workforce development institutions to help ensure we are collectively meeting Southern California current and future workforce needs. We work to develop and mobilize on public policies that will create opportunities for good-paying middle class jobs that will lift families out of poverty and promote a vibrant and successful economy.