Dunn and Done: Call to Action for Business: Keep Investing in OC

Orange County is an economic powerhouse.  With the recent release of the 2019-20 OC Community Indicators, the facts are in:  3% unemployment–well below state and national levels–5th most educated county in the US, 2nd largest workforce in California, and 4th largest international population in the nation.  Yet when...

OCBC Supports SB 5 to Increase Workforce and Affordable Housing

Businesses and communities throughout the state are struggling to recruit companies and find qualified workers because of the pervasive shortage of housing. California must commit to funding and building more homes or the state’s economy could be imperiled.There is universal agreement that sky-high housing costs...

Dunn and Done: OCBC CEO Prepares for 90-Day Sabbatical

After 15 years at OCBC, my board awarded me a 90-day sabbatical—a chance to explore new ideas, travel, connect opportunities, gather inspiration and information to enhance the creative output. In academia, the idea of a sabbatical has been around for years—some say with roots in the...

Proposition 6 is a Dangerous Roadblock for California Economy

Healthy economies demand many things. A skilled workforce, raw materials, an efficient manufacturing base and access to capital are among the basics. But leave out a safe, well maintained, functioning transportation system to move workers and goods, and what do you have?Delayed production and delivery,...

Disney Wisely Plays The Long Game, Again

“Playing the long game” is not a new saying.  In sports, it means throwing the football down the field or driving the golf ball toward the green.   Urban Dictionary defines it as “considering the future implications of current choices, thinking ahead, being deliberate and patient.”For...