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Gov. Brown signs housing legislation aiming to increase affordable options for first-time and veteran homebuyers

August 12, 2015

AB 596 is the fist-ever sponsored housing legislation by the Business Council as part of its initiative to provide an affordable range of housing to all Orange County residents IRVINE, CA— Orange County Business Council (OCBC) is proud to announce today’s passage of AB 596, Common Interest Developments: Annual Report Budgets, as a step toward …

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OCBC applauds LA transfer of ONT back to local control

August 6, 2015

IRVINE, CA— Orange County Business Council (OCBC) released the following statement today in response to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) President and Ontario Mayor pro Tem Alan Wapner’s announcement to transfer ownership of the Ontario International Airport (ONT) back to the City of Ontario: “OCBC fully supports this deal …

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Disney’s billion dollar expansion plan: A homerun for SoCal’s future economic prosperity

July 8, 2015

IRVINE, CA— Orange County Business Council (OCBC) released the following statement today in response to Anaheim City Council’s vote last night to extend the entertainment tax exemption for Disneyland Resort: As the county’s largest employer and leading contributor to the region’s economy, Disneyland Resort’s plan to invest $1 billion into a state-of-the-art park expansion is …

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Orange County faces housing shortfall of 100,000 by 2040

March 25, 2015

IRVINE, CA- Orange County Business Council (OCBC) presents the 2015 Workforce Housing Forum, sponsored by Bank of America, held at Hoag Hospital Auditorium Irvine Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. Dr. Wallace Walrod, OCBC Chief Economic Advisor, will unveil the 2015 Workforce Housing Scorecard, which presents a picture of the state of each city’s …

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Media Advisory: Senator Dianne Feinstein, Western Digital CEO to address cyber security threats at OCBC Annual Dinner

February 12, 2015

IRVINE, CA—Orange County Business Council presents the 2015 Annual Dinner featuring Senator Dianne Feinstein, Vice-Chair, Senate Intelligence Committee, and Steve Milligan, CEO, Western Digital, as the keynote speakers Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Hotel Irvine, sponsored by Experian. Cyber protection is a major threat to national security and economic prosperity—a threat that no business, government …

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