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Since 1975, The Harbor Association of Industry & Commerce (HAIC) has been working on behalf of our members to advocate for legislation and impactful industry policies that will drive forward the businesses of our valued members. Our priorities and initiatives include promoting responsible international commerce that creates economic vitality for the South Bay area, providing further visibility and awareness surrounding the harbor business community, and solidifying the region’s position as a global leader in maritime commerce.

Membership Benefits

  • Impactful networking opportunities 
  • Active participation on committees 
  • Advertising and sponsorship opportunities 
  • Access to immediate release of critical information
  • “Harbor Voice” newsletter and regular email updates
  • Powerful partnership in advocacy

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Our committees were formed to advance the initiatives of the Harbor Association of Industry & Commerce, driven by the valuable input and dedication of our committee volunteers. These powerful committees are designed to promote collaboration, thought leadership, and teamwork as we work together to drive our industry forward into the future. Our committees allow us to proactively affect change, anticipate industry trends, and stay in front of legislative movements that have the power to directly impact our members.

Read about HAIC Committees 

Governmental Affairs

Members constantly track and monitor legislation and regulations that have the potential to move forward quickly on the legislative agenda. This committee works tirelessly to identify, research, and impact pending legislation at the Federal, State and local levels, to ensure immediate action on issues that affect the South Bay business community. Current legislative areas of concern include air qualities, water-borne commerce, land use, and port issues.

Port Security Subcommittee
Transportation Subcommittee  

Marketing & Communications

The members of this committee develop influential marketing and communication strategies to bring in new HAIC members, and to reach the younger generation with modern marketing methods.

      • Membership Brochures
      • Monthly Newsletter 
      • Website Updates 
      • Media Kits and Press Releases
      • Public Service Announcements 
      • Position Papers


This committee is responsible for scheduling monthly meetings that serve as an educational forum for our members, offering an inside look at the economic climate and wellbeing of the South Bay area. Each month is dedicated to a different topic that the committee deems to be of interest to our members, and the committee is devoted to finding diverse and prestigious speakers to offer new perspectives and innovative points of view.


This committee works on annual events, as well as special events, that range from fun family outings to gatherings that have an advanced legislative agenda. The committee arranges an annual Harbor Cup Challenge golf tournament, harbor cruises for HAIC members and their friends and family, an annual officers and directors installation dinner, the "Salute to Industry" awards banquet, and the yearly trip to Sacramento to meet with our legislators.

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