IRVINE, CA — Orange County Business Council President and CEO Lucy Dunn issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address:
“OCBC commends President Obama for his 2011 State of the Union address. First for challenging Congress to work together to ensure America’s competitiveness and economic growth, but, most importantly, for outlining five key pillars that, if implemented, will guarantee this nation’s prosperity: encouraging innovation, world-class education for our children, investing in infrastructure, reducing government debt, and regulatory/government/tax reform. From immigration reform to curtailing frivolous lawsuits, the President’s plan responded to the cries of business burdened by a government ‘of the past’—not efficient, accountable or effective. It should be no surprise that we would be excited about this vision: OCBC’s leaders have advanced these very pillars of economic growth every day since this organization was formed almost 20 years ago.
“We know Orange County will thrive if the outline of this vision becomes the reality of real change. The hard work must match the rhetoric. OCBC welcomes the President’s leadership so we can all ‘Turn Red Tape into Red Carpet.’”