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...

GOVERNOR’S SUPPORT OF PROP 15 IS THE WRONG MOVE

IRVINE, CA — Orange County Business Council (OCBC), the leading voice of business in Orange County, is disappointed with Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement of Proposition 15 or “split-roll” property tax ballot measure, a financially devastating proposal during a time of unprecedented economic turmoil and unemployment....

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...

Dunn and Done: Disney Delays Opening, Good Health is Good Business

Yesterday, Disneyland Resort announced that its planned July 17 reopening—which would have marked the 65th anniversary of Walt’s original opening—would be delayed to a date unknown. Governor Newsom was not able to develop theme park guidelines within a time frame that allowed for Disney to plan...