As California's supply chains continue to face challenges from overcrowded ports, labor shortages, and traffic congestion, the need for coordinated response from California's business community has never been more urgent. That's why we (CBPA and CBRT) are forming a new coalition under the Goods Movement Alliance to urge common sense solutions on goods movement issues at all levels of government.
Last year, we joined with business leaders across California to send a letter to Governor Newsom and other key elected officials to provide them with a comprehensive plan to address the goods movement crisis. Now, it's time to take the next steps and build on this vital work with our new coalition.
California is facing a crisis of crises at nearly every level of our transportation infrastructure that makes up the backbone of our economy. The impact of the supply chain crisis has touched almost every Californian as soaring transportation costs and continued disruptions are helping fuel record high inflation that's disproportionately hurting our working families.
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Our coalition is dedicated to finding practical solutions that address the source of these challenges, invest in our future growth, and make our systems more resilient to future disruptions.
Congestion at California's ports is one of the most visible signs of the supply chain crisis. Backlogs at ports not only delay consumer and business products imported from overseas but also limit California farmers and manufacturers from exporting their products. On top of challenges at our ports, unfair labor laws and a lack of land-based transportation and logistics infrastructure is constraining the ability to move products within California.
Attendees at the California Commercial Real Estate Summit hear directly from Goods Movement Alliance Co-Chair Rob Lapsley from the California Business Roundtable. You can learn more here Goods Movement Alliance.