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Community Indicators

October 1, 2019 Indicator

2020 OC Workforce Indicators Report Debuts, Legislative Update, OCBC Welcomes Two New Board Members, and much more! View eNewsletter

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September 17, 2019 Indicator

Hotly Contested Bills Head to Governor, Google/CHOC/Experian to Headline Workforce Conference Oct 10, Disney Investments Create Significant Economic Impact, and much more! View eNewsletter

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September 3, 2019 Indicator

AB5 – Confusion on the Status of Independent Contractors V. Employee Status, Will the Legislature Keep its Promiste to Fix California Consumer Privacy Act, Mexico and Canada Consul Meet at OCBC to Support USMCA Ratification, and much more! View eNewsletter

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August 20, 2019 Indicator

Governor’s Economic Advisor Discusses CA Economy and HSR, OCBC CEO Shares Early Successes for OC Housing Trust, In Memorium: Lindsay Anderson Barr, and much more! View eNewsletter

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August 6, 2019 Indicator

Governor Newsom’s Legislative Secretary Anthony Williams Visits, OCBC’s 2019 Health Care Forum Discusses Future of Cancer Care in OC, State Senator Tom Umberg Joins OCBC for Meet and Greet, and much more! View eNewsletter

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July 22, 2019 Indicator

OCBC Meets with Rep. Harley Rouda, CALSTA Secretary Kim Outlines State Priorities in Mobility, 2019-20 OC Housing Scorecard Challenges Cities to Build, and much more! View eNewsletter

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July 9, 2019 Indicator

US-Mexico-Canada Agreement Up for Ratification, OC Tech & Life Science Firms Attract $1.6 Billion in Funding, Senator Umberg & Legislative Affairs Secretary Anthony Williams to Meet with OCBC Government Affairs Committee, and much more! View eNewsletter

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June 25, 2019 Indicator

City of Hope to Invest Over $1B in Cancer Care at FivePoint Gateway in Irvine, Opportunity Zones Buzz at Workforce Housing and Economic Development Committees, OCBC’s 2019-20 Housing Scorecard to be Released July 10, and much more! View eNewsletter

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June 11, 2019 Indicator

State Budget Conference Committee Allocates $1 Million to OCHFT, L.A. Rams’ Demoff Talks Team’s Economic Impact with OCBC, Dunn & Done: OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn Returns from 90-Day Sabbatical, and much more! View eNewsletter

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May 28, 2019 Indicator

OCBC Workforce Housing Scorecard Analyzes State of Housing in OC, Girl Scouts Accepting Nominations for Organizations Advancing Women Leaders, AT&T Foundation Awards Latino Educational Attainment Program with $20k Grant, and much more! View eNewsletter

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May 14, 2019 Indicator

OCBC Advocacy Trip to Washington, D.D., OCBC Board Member Annette Walker Honored as OCBJ Woman in Business, Governor Newsom Releases Updated Budget Proposal, and much more! View eNewsletter

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April 30, 2019 Indicator

OCBC Participates in Economic Development Roundtable, Presidential Candidate and Former Governor Hickenlooper Meets with OCBC, OCBC Legislation Update, OCBC and OCTA Host Members of U.S. Transportation Committee, and much more! View eNewsletter

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April 16, 2019 Indicator

OC Tourism Hits All Time High, OCMoves Committee Welcomes Stephanie Wiggins, CEO of Metrolink, Chairman’s Leadership Breakfast to Feature Kathy Kramer, CEO, OC Fair & Event Center, and much more! View eNewsletter

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April 2, 2019 Indicator

OC Public School Enrollment Declines, OC Continues to Outperform State and National Unemployment Rate, and much more! View eNewsletter

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March 19, 2019 Indicator

OCBC Meets with State Lawmakers, 2019/20 OCBC Housing Scorecard to Debut at July Housing Forum, and much more! View eNewsletter

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March 5, 2019 Indicator

OCBC Unites with NeighborWorks OC to Revitalize Orange County Housing Trust, Disney Donates $5 Million for Affordable Housing, and much more! View eNewsletter

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February 20, 2019 Indicator

OC’s Competitive Advantage in Arts Highlighted at Annual Dinner, City of Hope and Rancho Mission Viejo Reps Join OCBC Board, and much more! View eNewsletter

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February 5, 2019 Indicator

Rep. Harley Rouda Addresses OCBC, OCBC Executive Committee Approves 2019 Plan, Manatt and Nossaman Reps Join OCBC Board, and much more! View eNewsletter

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January 22, 2019 Indicator

OC House Members Assigned Committees, OCBC CEO Prepares for 90-Day Sabbatical, Governor’s Draft Budget Establishes Housing Goals, and much more! View eNewsletter

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January 8, 2019 Indicator

OC Supervisor-Elect Doug Chaffee Addresses OCBC, 2019-2023 Economic Development Strategy Approved, and much more! View eNewsletter

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December 11, 2018 Indicator

Housing Bill Encourages Job-Centered Development, 2019-2023 Economic Development Strategy, OCBC-Endorsed Candidates and Propositions Show 73% Success, and much more! View eNewsletter

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November 27, 2018 Indicator

OC Leaders Look to Fill Spitzer’s Seat, OCBC’s Natalie Rubalcava Appointed to OC Fair Board, Give Thanks to OC Charities and much more! View eNewsletter

An early voting site in front of Aldrich Hall at UC Irvine saw steady business last November. Neal Kelley, the Registrar of Voters for Orange County and Peter the Anteater, mascot of UCI came to an early voting station at the university for a Get Out The Vote campaign in Irvine. (File photo by Sam Gangwer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

November 13, 2018 Indicator

OCBC Assesses Year-End Accomplishments,  Age/Gender/Demographics Shift OC from Red to Blue, Historic Voter Turnout and much more!  View eNewsletter

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October 30, 2018 Indicator

OCBC Releases 2018-2019 Workforce Indicators Report, 700+ Hear OC Economic Forecast, Dunn and Done: Vote No On Prop 10 and much more!  View eNewsletter

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October 16, 2018 Indicator

Dunn Leads Conversation with D’Amaro, Burress at Disneyland Resort Stakeholders Event; Sen. Bates Debriefs OCBC on 2018 Legislative Agenda;  Dunn&Done on Proposition 6; OCBC Releases Legislative Scorecard, and much more!  View eNewsletter

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October 2, 2018 Indicator

Josh D’Amaro Featured Guest at Chairman’s Leadership Breakfast – Caltrans Director Laurie Berman Talks SB 1; SCAQMD Inches Forward on Rules Impacting Oil Refineries;  Volkswagen’s EV Initiative Eyes Orange County; and much more!  View eNewsletter

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September 18, 2018 Indicator

More Tariffs Threatened – Real Impact on Orange County’s Economy; Hernandez, Daly, Harkey, Freidenrich and Demarco Headline Government Affairs Huddle;  Feds Fund OC Streetcar Project – OC’s First Light Rail is Coming To Santa Ana; and much more!  View eNewsletter

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September 4, 2018 Indicator

OC Moves Welcomes Caltrans Chief Deputy Director Ryan Chamberlain, Disney and Anaheim Shelve Tax Incentive Agreements, Governor Signs Design-Build Legislation, Lisa Weaver and Avygail Sanchez Elected To OCBC Board of Directors and much more!  View eNewsletter

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August 21, 2018 Indicator

OCBC Releases Comprehensive Study On OC Retail Industry; CTC Awards $44 Million For OC Mobility; Split Roll Ballot Measure Threatens Prop. 13; Disney Places Hotel Project on Indefinite Hold; TCA Bonds Upgraded to A-; and much more! View eNewsletter

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August 7, 2018 Indicator

OCBC Hosts CA Assembly Committee; Disneyland President Josh D’Amaro Featured Guest At September Chairman’s Leadership Breakfast; 2018 Orange County Community Indicators Report Released; IRWD Completes Nation’s Largest Energy Storage System; and much more! View eNewsletter

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July 24, 2018 Indicator

AAA Don’t Drive Intoxicated or Intexticated – Share This Powerful Video; Christopher Reese Joins OCBC as Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development; Fairview Developmental Center Tour With Sen. John Moorlach; OCBC Endorses Mimi Walters (R-45th) For Re-Election to Congress; and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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July 10, 2018 Indicator

Survey Says! Orange County Voters Oppose Rent Control; OCBC’s CLB Features Los Angeles Chargers’ Spanos Family Leadership; Nate Kaplan, State Director of GoRail, Joins OCBC Infrastructure Committee, State Senator Pat Bates Will Address Government Affiars Meeting; and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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June 26, 2018 Indicator

OCBC Supports OC Housing Trust; OCBC’s BIZPAC: The Experts Opine on What to Expect in Novembers General Election; 2018 Energy Forum Highlights the Future Sources of Powering the Economy; Think Together Presents to Workforce Development Committee; and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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June 12, 2018 Indicator

OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett Briefs OCBC Government Affairs Committee on Homelessness; Register Today for OCBC’s 2018 Energy Forum; Grand Jury Finds Local Leaders, Nimby Residents to Blame for Homeless Housing Crisis; June Primary Success for OCBC Supported Measures; and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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May 29, 2018 Indicator

CalChamber Opposes Repeal of Gas Taxes (SB 1); The Two Hundred: Closing CEQA Loopholes Key to Bridging Inequity in Minority Homeowndership; OCBC Leads Delegation to DC and US Chamber Voices Support for Gas Tax; Top OC Business Groups Oppose Superfund Listing by EPA; and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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May 15, 2018 Indicator

OCBC Urges ‘Yes’ vote on irvine ballot measures; Endorses City Council, Mayor Candidates; Dr. Wallace Walrod Presents Automation Study to OCBC Board, Previews Forthcoming Retails Study; OCBC Says Fast Tracking OC North Basin Superfund Listing ‘Makes no Sense’; Latham & Watkins Team Briefs OCBC Infrastructure Committee on CARB Rules, CEQA, and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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May 1, 2018 Indicator

CFEE Conference Focuses on Climate Financing; Proposed Air Quality Rule May Cost 4,000 Jobs and Increase Gas Prices; OCBC Supports Appropriation of Funds for Small Business Technical Assistance; Maria Gonzalez, Alicia Berhow Honored at Latino Educational Attainment Reception, and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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April 17, 2018 Indicator

OCBC Supports June Ballot Measures Prop. 69, 70, 71, 72 and Endorses Rep. Correa; Deadline Passes: Proposed Ballot Box Land Planning Measure in Irvine Fails to Advance; Metropolitan Board Approves $10.8 Billion Commitment to Two-Tunnel CAWaterFix; OCBC Opposes AB 3232 Electrification Bill; Supports Energy Choice for Consumers, and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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April 3, 2018 Indicator

How will President’s tweets affect Orange County; OC top spot for arts, tech faces challenges, Chapman study finds; Gov. Brown assembles transportation leaders to prepare defense of SB1; CTC approves 2018 STIP with $3 billion in new capacity improvements, and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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March 20, 2018 Indicator

One Voice, Two Capitols: Gov. Brown is focused on CA Waterfix, mobility; One Voice, Two Capitols: OCBC talks water, housing, transportation with state lawmakers; OCBC opposes OC superfund site listing, EPE grants additional time to comment; 2018 election: OCBC endorses roster of incumbents for state, county and municipal seats, and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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March 6, 2018 Indicator

OCBC opposes the President’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum; BREAKING NEWS: tariffs fallout? White house economic adviser Gary Cohn resigns; Is city traffic congestion no longer ‘bad’ under new state law; OCMoves welcomes California’s new inspector general Eraina Ortega, and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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February 20, 2018 Indicator

OCBC hosts EPA Region IX discussion of proposed north basin superfund site listing; OCTA briefs OCBC Directors on issues surrounding SR-241/SR-91 transition congestion; FivePoint’s Steve Churm takes mantle as 2018 OCBC Chairman of the Board; TCA to study eighth mobility concept in next phase of South County traffic relief project, and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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February 6, 2018 Indicator

New gas taxes approved for road improvements in all 58 California Counties; Still a car culture: decade-long decline in public transit use continues; CDH: 98% of California Jurisdictions fail to approve enough housing, SB 35 triggered; Josh D’Amaro named President of Disneyland Resort, Colglazier to head Asia parks; Experian issues annual data breach industry forecast for 2018, and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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January 23, 2018 Indicator

US Government shut down ends! Spending bill good through February 8; OCDE’s Dr. Al Mijares speaks to OCBC’s workforce development committee on DACA; OCBC finalizes 2018 work plan and performance measurements; Almost sold out! Join Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec at OCBC’s Annual Dinner – Feb. 8; What would it take for you to leave your car for the train, and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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January 9, 2018 Indicator

OCBC introduces a 2018 wish list of legislative action; Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec has a special invitation for you! Annual Dinner – Feb. 8; CA Treasurer John Chiang visits OCBC on Gubernatorial Campaign Trail; Action Alert: Tell SCAQMD to keep CA oil refineries in CA; OCBC urges Public Utilities Commission to vote ‘no’ on natural gas moratorium, and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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December 12, 2017 Indicator

Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec keynotes OCBC’s Annual Dinner Game Changers – Feb. 8; OCBC Welcomes Byron de Arakal as Vice President of Communications; Registration open for OCBC’s One Voice, Two Capitols Advocacy Trip – March 12-13; Key issues that must be negotiated in a single tax reform bill; OCBC investors named as OC’s top workplaces, and much, much more!   View eNewsletter

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November 28, 2017 Indicator

OC cities get their road projects in early for SB 1 funding; OCBC honors public agencies, leaders Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet; OCBC joins sate business leaders in support of DREAM Act reauthorization; Save the date! OCBC’s Annual Dinner & Board Installation – Feb. 8, 2018; Federal Tax Reform: A mixed bag for California; CalChamber list guides employers through new laws in 2018 and beyond; and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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November 14, 2017 Indicator

Breaking News: OCBC supports Tax Reform with amendments; OCBC meets with Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, Presidential Adviser Trump on Tax Reform; OCBC Recognizes public sector champions cutting through red tape, improving business; OCBC Chairman of the Board receives surprise award as OC Influencer for Good; SCAG Economic Summit features OCBC on ‘Cost of Not Housing’; Brian Calle as VP of Opinion, SCNG to lead operations at LA Weekly, and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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October 31, 2017 Indicator

Breaking News: Gas taxes rise Nov 1; cities’ traffic relief funding almost doubles; OCBC celebrates Alicia Berhow as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs; Economic Forecast Conference highlights strength in OC Economy; Chairman’s Leadership Breakfast with Coca Cola’s Peter Villegas – Nov. 7; 2017 OC Influencers for Good — OCBC’s leaders featured Nov. 8; 2,600 new jobs, $1B paid in taxes over 40 years, Disney doubles down on commitment to OC; and much, much more!  View eNewsletter

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October 17, 2017 Indicator

Breaking news: Assemblyman Phillip Chen is OCBC’s legislator of the year;OCBC had an 86 percent kill rate on bad legislation in 2017 – another great year; OCBC releases 2017-2018 Orange County Workforce Indicators Report; Santa Ana joins Irvine in bid for second Amazon headquarters; and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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October 3, 2017 Indicator

Breaking news: OC continues to build momentum in push for Amazon’s second headquarters – show your support; Lucy Dunn: Orange Count has what Amazon wants; Is Disney paying their fair share? Yes! Governor Brown signs OCBC supported housing legislation; and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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September 19, 2017 Indicator

Breaking news: OC competes for Amazon’s second headquarters – show your support; Legislature adjourns – these bills sent to the governor – make your voice heard; Lucy Dunn: Keep the water flowing and approve ‘California WaterFix’ project; US Chamber report details continuing legal system challenges in CA; Addressing homelessness: Anaheim operation Home S.A.F.E. approved; and much, much more! View eNewsletter

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September 5, 2017 Indicator

Breaking news: The Good and Bad in Water Policy; Concerned by Santa Ana River Homelessness? Attend Sept. 12 City Council Meeting; Housing top of the Agenda in this week in legislature; DC insights from MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt, deftly moderated by SCNG’s Brian Calle; and much, much more!
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August 8, 2017 Indicator

Breaking news: OCBC opposes state seizure of Fullerton property planned for homes; CA Water Fix sees progress for sustainable supply; Lucy Dunn responds to OC Register article on Sand Canyon Apartments; OCBC accepting applications for events communication specialist; Michelle Steel visits OCBC’s Government Affairs committee; OCMoves hosts reception for House Approps. On Transportation & Infrastructure Chair; and much more!
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July 25, 2017 Indicator

Breaking news: OC Board of Supervisors delays vote that could change CalOptima Board; e-Commerce means new paradigm for shoppers, retailers, developer and government; OCBC games plans next steps on North OC Groundwater Basin; OCBC in the news: Check out these recently published article from Lucy Dunn; and much, much more!
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July 11, 2017 Indicator

Breaking news: OCBC urges for SoCal to receive fair share of cap and trade funds; Rep. Lou Correa, 46th District, visits with OCBC Government Affairs committee; OCBC honors OCAR, discusses cost of homelessness; News you can use: OCBC’s Economic Development Forum – July 20; Nominations open for Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet Awards; and much, much more.
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June 27, 2017 Indicator

Breaking News: Big win! CA Water Fix gets authorization from U.S. Endangered Species Act; Peter DeMarco joins OCBC as Sr. VP of Government Affairs; Coming to your business site soon: Superfund listing?; Will San Diego Water Authority and MET finally resolve decades of litigation?; Santa Ana City Council approves millions of dollars toward housing; OCBC urges LA Board of Supervisors to approve 21,500 homes in Newhall Ranch; and much, much more!
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June 13, 2017 Indicator

Breaking News: Rep. Correa introducing JWA Port-of-Entry Amendment Tomorrow; OCBC Asks Gov. Brown to deny OCWD superfund designation request; OCBC welcomes CA Gubernatorial Candidate Villaraigosa; Take a one minute survey to help OCBC improve its content; After five years of environmental review, Cadiz Water Project closer to final steps; CTC holds workshops on recently passed SB 1 transportation funding; OCBC applauds Congresswoman Walters on Medical Device innovation legislation; Housing Update: Tentative ruling in Huntington Beach, Kennedy Commission case; Economy shifting from brick-and-mortar to online, what’s in store for OC? – July 20 Forum; and more!
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May 30, 2017 Indicator

Breaking news: Friday marks deadline for bills to make it out of house of origin; Fed update: Proposed budget cuts health care, education and infrastructure spending; OCBC challenges report saying SoCal can make it another summer without Aliso Canyon; Report reveals SoCal low-income housing shortage tips to 1 million homes; Stein: California’s priority challenges; and much, much more!
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May 16, 2017 Indicator

Breaking news: Cyberattacks mean this week cannot be business as usual; OC Community Indicators released at OC Forum, housing dominates conversation; OCBC commends Gov. Brown’s priorities on Catrans oversight, education in May revise; 2016 Annual Tourism Report show OC hit record number of visitors; CA Business Roundtable studies negative impacts of prevailing wage; Stay connected with TCA as the agency enhances regional mobility with 241/91 Connector; and much, much more!
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May 2, 2017 Indicator

Breaking News: OCBC in Washington D.C. advocating for OC priorities; Federal Update: Shutdown avoided; Trump reaches 100 days; Health care reform. OCBC supports U.S. Chamber in efforts to advance health care reform; AT&T awards $20,000 grant at OCBC’s Latino Educational Attainment Reception; OC Register: Western Digital moves headquarters to San Jose; Gov. Brown signs landmark transportation funding package; CA makes modest employment gains in March; and more!
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April 18, 2017 Indicator

OCBC welcomes Fmr. Top National Security Official for Cyber, Gov. Affairs debrief; Potential return to normalcy for Ex-Im Bank, Pres. Trump announces two nominations; Californians must cut driving by 1.6 miles per day to meet state climate change goals; Register by Friday for 9th annual Latino Educational Attainment Reception; Federal Update: Debt ceiling, health care, NAFTA and more!; Bryan Starr named President and Chair of Irvine Community Land Trust; and much, much more!
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April 4, 2017 Indicator

Breaking News: ONT’S CEO highlights airport’s strategies for success at today’s breakfast; ‘Fix-It bill’ for transportation funding heads to legislature for approval; OC Register reluctantly supports SB 1 to fix roads, bridges; OCBC advocates for increased graduation rates, decrease in achievement gap; On the federal front: a snapshot of a few issues affecting business; Lucy Dunn honored with lifetime achievement award for transportation work; OCBC video to on need to house workforce wins national Telly Award; OCBC hosts five UC Irvine students for ‘Job Shadow Day;’ and much, much more!
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