Press Releases

This section contains CBIA's most recent press releases. Previous releases can be found in our press release archive.


February 23, 2015
CIRB Reveals 2014 Solar Permit Statistics

For the past year, CIRB has been tracking month-by-month photovoltaic (PV) installations and valuations across the state of California. 2014 numbers show the volume of solar permit issuance and city-level calculations of residential and commercial installations.
Along with detailed residential and non-residential building activity, CIRB has been compiling and offering 2014 solar and HVAC permit data as a one-time order and/or complimentary subscriber benefit in the new Energy Permit Summary Report.

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February 16, 2015
California Competes Tax Credit - Information and Workshops

The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Tax credit agreements will be negotiated by GO-Biz and approved by a statutorily created “California Competes Tax Credit Committee” consisting of the State Treasurer, the Director of the Department of Finance, the Director of GO- Biz and one appointee each by the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Committee on Rules.
Any business can apply for the California Competes Tax Credit. The credit is available statewide to all industries. However, while there are no geographic or sector specific restrictions, the purpose of the California Competes Tax Credit is to attract and retain high-value employers in California in industries with high economic multipliers and that provide their employees good wages and benefits.

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October 29, 2014
Exhibit sales are going strong for PCBC 2015

As we head back to San Diego in June, we’ve increased the amount of square footage on the exhibit floor—and we’re pleased to announce that space is already 70% full!  The floor footprint will increase to 64,000 square feet, up 15% over the 2014 show floor. 
In addition to the hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of product solutions on display, the exhibit floor will also feature two show homes, our new "Smarter Home Showcase", and PCBC’s exclusive and highly successful buyer programs the Key Buyers Club and National Buyers Circle.  Mark your calendar for June 24-25 and make plans to join us in San Diego.

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October 21, 2013
CBIA Welcomes Senator David E. Cogdill as New CEO and President

The California Building Industry Association welcomes former Senator David E. Cogdill as its new CEO and President. The CBIA Executive Committee selected Cogdill after a 6-month search to replace current CEO and President Mike Winn. While serving as Chairman of the association in 2010, Winn assumed the day-to-day management of CBIA and will return to his Sacramento land development company in November.

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October 13, 2013
CBIA Applauds Governor Jerry Brown for Keeping Housing Affordable
Yesterday Governor Jerry Brown vetoed AB 1229, a measure that authorized inclusionary housing statewide after months of intense lobbying by the CBIA Government Affairs team. The bill was one of CBIA’s highest priorities this legislative session and the veto prevented hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees from builders and future homebuyers.
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