Now Accepting Applications! Who Turns Red Tape Into Red Carpet in Your Community?

IRVINE, CA—Orange County Business Council (OCBC) is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the third annual “Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet” Awards. Acknowledging the good work local government can do in tough times, the awards program honors Orange County’s local governments that have implemented innovative policies and programs that cut through red tape, eliminate barriers to economic growth and open the door to private sector jobs creation.

Award winners will be recognized at an Awards Reception on November 20, 2013 at the Center Club, for achievement in the following categories: Business Retention and Expansion, Responding to Globalization, Sustainable and Green Development, and Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse. The Partnership Award will be presented to the nominee demonstrating a steadfast commitment to public-private partnerships, and the Leadership Award for Public Service will be presented to an outstanding leader in the public sector who is advancing economic development in their community.

Nominations are due by September 13, 2013, and may be submitted online at, or mailed to OCBC, 2 Park Plaza, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92614. The entry fee is $75 per nomination, and there is no limit to the number of entries an agency may submit. For more information about the “Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet” Awards, visit or contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President of Economic Development, at 949.794.7209 or

About OCBC:
Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC serves member and investor businesses with nearly 250,000 employees and 2,000,000 worldwide. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America’s sixth largest county. For more information, visit

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Posted on June 19, 2013

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