Family Business Association of California

The Family Business Association of California (FBA) represents family businesses at the legislature and in the courts to help overcome regulatory and economic obstacles and ensure they maintain freedom to operate with as little government intervention as possible.

The Leading Voice for Family Business in California

We are a proactive voice for family businesses in California and identify opportunities for and threats against family businesses, thereby providing a voice for solving the problems they face.
Family Business Association of California

Who We Are

FBA is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization that is the only association in California that solely focuses on representing family businesses at the state Capitol.
Family Business Association of California

What We Do

FBA introduces legislation to support family business, takes a stand against bad legislation, and fights for bills that are good for family businesses.
Family Business Association of California

Why We Do It

Family businesses are California’s most valuable asset. They are the backbone of the economy, both nationally and in California.
Family Business Association of California

Membership Advantages

The many advantages of membership include legislative advocacy, a weekly news summary, economic updates, peer-to-peer meetings, and more.



Latest News

Eight family businesses join Family Business Association

Eight family-owned businesses have joined the Family Business Association of California in recent months, increasing the strength and effectiveness of the only organization devoted solely to advocating for family businesses in Sacramento. “Now more than ever, family...

Six family businesses beat the odds and celebrate milestone anniversaries

Only about 30 percent of family businesses survive into the second generation, 12 percent to the third and just 3 percent to the fourth generation and beyond. But while keeping a family business thriving can be especially difficult in California due to the state’s...

FBA’s Policy Goals for 2017

SB 726 would ask the voters of California establish an estate tax of 40% if the federal tax is eliminated. It's another way to drive family businesses out of California and punish those who stay here. With the current makeup of the Legislature, total elimination of...

Beth Gaines joins FBA as Director of Membership

Former Assembly Member Beth Gaines has joined the Family Business Association of California (FBA) as Director of Membership. Gaines served in the Assembly from 2011 to 2016 and her husband, Ted, currently serves in the state Senate. "With family businesses under siege...

Family Business Assn. of California Statement on SB 726, Death Tax Bill

The Family Business Association of California, an advocacy organization working on behalf of California’s family-owned businesses, issued the following statement today following the decision of Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, to make his SB 726 a two-year bill....

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Family Business Association of California

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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