Stay Wary, not Weary: A Zillennial’s Take on the “Purple” State

By Alice Park, Program Specialist, Orange County Business Council Graduated January 2020, Cal State Fullerton, BA Economics All who are COVID-weary: come one, come all! As we approach the end of an unexpectedly life-altering 2020, the days are slowing down and the holiday buzz is stirring, but...

OCBC Honors Government Agencies Cutting Red Tape in 10th Annual “Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet” Awards

Irvine, CA – November 19, 2020  – Orange County Business Council awarded its coveted “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet” honors to select Orange County cities and local leaders whose policies and programs eliminate barriers to economic growth, foster private sector jobs creation, and alleviate...

Major Layoffs and Furlough’s Continue to Stack Up

The spread of the coronavirus is projected to impact millions of jobs worldwide. In 23 weeks, more than 58 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance — that's more than the number of claims filed during the Great Recession. The travel and hospitality industries have taken a significant hit. In...

DELAY SCAG “CONNECT SOCAL” PLAN

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) must develop a 20 year plan for both transportation (RTP) and a housing plan (SCS) for this region, including Orange County.  This plan is coming before the SCAG board for consideration on May 7.  However, a broad based business and...

OCBC Government Affairs Committee Recap: Congressman Harley Rouda

OCBC's Government Affairs meeting on Friday, March 3 featured perspectives on the COVID-19 crisis from elected officials in local, state and federal government, including Congressman Harley Rouda. Congressman Rouda provided an overview of the three bills passed in response to COVID-19, including the $2.2 trillion stimulus...

OCBC COVID-19 Resources Page

  OCBC is committed to providing you the best information in these difficult times fighting COVID-19, its health and economic impacts.   In addition to timely newsletter resources, OCBC has created a COVID-19 Resources page on our website, updated daily, allowing you to access all of the most...