A delegation organized by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce visited Sacramento last week with the message that water reliability is the top business concern.
A recent survey for the chamber by Silvergate Bank found that 29 percent of local businesses rated water reliability the top issue, followed by controlling healthcare costs at 21 percent and preventing another increase in the minimum wage at 18 percent. Controlling energy costs was cited by 8 percent of businesses and reducing housing costs was the top concern for 7 percent.
“As an advocate for San Diego’s business community, the chamber will make sure the voice of our region is heard on these issues at the state level,” said Jerry Sanders, president and CEO of the chamber.
More than 40 people traveled with the annual delegation.
The data on issues comes from Silvergate Bank’s monthly business forecast, which asks local companies about economic conditions. In addition to ranking legislative issues, the latest business survey found a continued positive outlook for the region in early 2015.
The bank’s index was a stable 26.2 in February, right in line with its 12-month average of 26.6.
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