IRVINE, CA — The Orange County Business Council (OCBC) is currently leading a distinguished delegation of business leaders and public officials to Washington, D.C. to advocate for the county’s highest priorities affecting the economy. OCBC is briefing congressional leaders and members of the Obama administration on the Business Council’s efforts to stimulate economic development and preserve a high quality of life throughout Southern California.
“As the leading voice of business in Orange County, it’s our job to ensure America’s fifth largest county receives increased federal investment,” said Steve Renock, Chair Elect for the Orange County Business Council. “Orange County is an economic engine for the region and state, by taking a strong delegation to the nation’s capitol today—we’re ensuring the economic prosperity of the county tomorrow. When Orange County thrives, the state and nation thrive.”
The Business Council is finding strength in numbers as they pair up with the Los Angeles Chamber and its delegation for several meetings in D.C. bringing over 230 business leaders and elected officials together to speak with one voice for the Southern California region.
The annual OCBC Washington, D.C. advocacy trip is half of its “One Voice, Two Capitols” initiative—the second half being a trip to the state’s capitol in April. “It is vital that the business community engage the state and federal governments on the issues that matter to this region’s economic vitality,” added Lucy Dunn, President and CEO of the Orange County Business Council. “Orange County has a greater population than 22 states in the nation—it’s necessary that we make our presence known and our faces familiar.”
For more information on OCBC’s “One Voice, Two Capitols” trips, or how to get involved, visit www.ocbc.org.