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Honoring OC Housing Hall of Famers
With supply and range of housing for the workforce as one of the Council’s core initiatives, it’s good news when three of the five California Homebuilding Foundation 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees are industry heroes from Orange County. Class of 2022 inductees included former Council President and CEO Lucy Dunn, Vice President of Brookfield Properties Development, a Council investor, John Norman, and Founder and Chair Emeritus Emile Haddad of FivePoint Holdings, LLC, also a Council investor. Congratulations to our OC heroes and all building industry heroes.
Photo Courtesy of Luciana Fane and Raad Ghantous
Latest Orange County Affordable Housing Impact Study
The UCI Livable Cities Lab and UCI School of Social Ecology recently released their OC Affordable Housing Impact Study. The UCI Livable Cities Lab researchers have collected and analyzed years of data to separate fact from fiction and pave an informed path to housing solutions.
Successful Family Advocacy Day at CHOC
Orange County Business Council commends the two Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) families who participated in the Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day hosted by the Children’s Hospital Association. CHOC patients Maddy and Sienna and their families participated in virtual meetings with our nation's legislators to highlight the importance of prioritizing children’s healthcare issues and federal programs that support and fund children’s hospitals. Special thank you to Business Council Board Member and immediate past Chair Jena Jensen of CHOC for her efforts to help elevate their voices and change the pediatric healthcare landscape.
Photo courtesy of CHOC.
Anaheim Transportation Network Awarded $300K Public Transit Grant
The Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to understand mobility and access challenges faced by residents in three census tracts in Anaheim. ATN will partner with the FTA and local agencies to identify potential solutions that will reduce barriers to public transportation and increase equity.
Photo courtesy of ATN.
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  • Join the Office of Congressman Correa CA46 on June 30 at 1 p.m for a webinar on how to navigate, a vital tool for accessing information about grants available from the federal government. Register here
  • Did you know that Orange County is home to the largest population of Vietnamese residents outside of Vietnam? Join the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam on July 11 for the 2022 Vietnam-U.S. Business Forum in Los Angeles. Dean Ian Williamson of the Paul Merage School of Business at UCI will be moderating a panel. Learn about investment opportunities and meet the delegation; registration is required.
  • Join the Business Council's team as the new Business Initiative Specialist and support programs and initiatives designed to create measurable change in Orange County's economy. If interested in applying, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development at
2022 Health Care Forum
Embracing Change in Health Care
Don’t miss a candid conversation with Orange County’s health care leaders discussing how they are embracing change and innovations in patient wellness. Featured panel announced soon.

A special thank you to title sponsor City of Hope Orange County, gold sponsors Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Kaiser Permanente, UCI Health and MemorialCare, and silver sponsor Providence Southern California.
2022 Washington D.C.
Virtual Advocacy Summit
Help make the voice of business heard and advance Orange County’s competitive advantage even further! Join us virtually for targeted meetings with legislators and federal agency leaders to advocate for Orange County’s priorities and gain unparalleled access to elected officials. Registration opening soon. 
Committee meetings are an exclusive benefit offered to The Business Council's investors.
Click the committee meeting link to learn more about the specific topics and issues that will be covered and any special guest speakers.
Join Orange County Business Council and connect with the most influential companies and top executives actively engaged in creating a pro-business environment and prosperous economy. Hundreds of Orange County's leading businesses, cities and non-profit organizations represent an elite group from every industry cluster. But we need YOUR VOICE! For more info, contact Natalie Rubalcava, The Business Council's Chief Operating Officer.