OCBC meets with Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, Presidential Adviser Trump on Tax Reform

On November 6, several OCBC Board Members and staff attended a White House briefing with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, as well Presidential Adviser Ivanka Trump, to discuss the House of Representatives federal tax reform proposal, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The meeting featured a...

Economic Forecast Conference highlights strength in OC economy

On October 25, OCBC and CSU Fullerton held the 23rd Annual Economic Forecast Conference at Hotel Irvine with over 700 business, academic and community leaders in attendance, sponsored by US Bank. The conference theme was "Sustainable Growth? Adapt, Connect and Transform in a Shifting Global Economy." The...

OCBC had an 86 percent kill rate on bad legislation in 2017

OCBC's advocacy efforts proved effective this legislative session in advocating for the passage of bills critical for the business community, and in killing legislation harmful to Orange County's economic prosperity. OCBC took a position on 67 bills throughout the 2017 legislative session: 32 bills in support, 35...

OCMoves hosts recpetion for House Approps. on Transportation & Infrastructure Chair

OCMoves hosted a private reception last week with Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing. Attendees heard an "insiders" update on Congress' budget adoption timeline, debt ceiling negotiations, and the latest on the President's plans for public/private partnerships...

CA Water Fix sees progress for sustainable supply

In July, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a construction permit for portions of proposed water conveyance facilities in Northern California. The Metropolitan Water Districts of OC and Southern California briefed OCBC's Infrastructure Committee this morning on the importance of supporting this critical water...