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.


Bay Area Council

East Bay Economic Development Alliance

East Bay Leadership Council

Greater Sacramento Economic Council

Inland Empire Economic Partnership

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership

North Bay Leadership Council

Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Orange County Business Council

Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce

Santa Rosa Metro Chamber

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

Silicon Valley Leadership Group

The Hourglass Project

The Silicon Valley Organization