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...

OCBC Government Affairs Committee Recap: OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District, and U.S. Representative Mike Levin, (D-CA)

OCBC’s Government Affairs meeting on Friday, June 5 featured elected officials including OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District, and U.S. Representative Mike Levin, (D-CA), who offered perspectives on Orange County’s economic health and the COVID-19 crisis.  Supervisor Bartlett shared that Orange County’s efforts to flatten the...

Webinar: “Are You Ready to ReOpen?” – June 4, 2020

 OCBC co-hosted another "Are You Ready to ReOpen?" webinar with OC Health Care Agency on June 4. Moderated by OCBC President and CEO, Lucy Dunn, the webinar featured a discussion on the recent Health Order and guidelines for retail businesses with OCHCA Director, Dr. Clayton...