About Us

The Regional Economic Association Leaders of California (R.E.A.L.) Coalition is a statewide group made up of 18 of California's most influential business associations. Founded in 2008 by Lucy Dunn, President and CEO of the Orange County Business Council and Carl Guardino, the President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership, the R.E.A.L. Coalition collectively represents 15,000 employers and 3.9 million jobs in California. The R.E.A.L. Coalition convenes throughout the year and works collaboratively to advance statewide policies relating to quality of life and economic competitiveness.

What We Do

The work of the R.E.A.L. Coalition is coordinated, developed, and accomplished by statewide conference calls and in-person strategy sessions throughout the year. As a Coalition, we advocate on statewide legislative and policy items that address California's economic health, education and workforce, water and the environment, and transportation infrastructure. To read more about our core policy issues, click here.