Economic Gateway http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com Irvine Chamber Economic Development News RSS Feed Tue, 23 May 2017 02:15:42 -0700 en-us $17 Million Available to Spur Regional Innovation http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=12113 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) today published the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its 2017 Regional Innovations Strategies (RIS) program.&... Companies Need to Exercise Extreme Caution in Selling to the Federal Government http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=11488 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 President Trump on April 18 signed an Executive Order (E.O.) intended, in the words of a senior administration official, to "usher in a new, more muscular Buy American policy based on the twin pi... Chamber’s International Development Committee Leads Exploratory Foreign Direct Investment Delegation to UK http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=10726 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Greater Irvine Chamber’s International Development Committee (IDC) led an exploratory Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) delegation on a mission to the United Kingdom the week of February 13-17... SBA Launches 2017 InnovateHER Business Challenge for Innovations That Empower Women’s Lives http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=10438 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the launch of the 2017 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge, a nationwide business competition to drive attention and resources t... SBA seeks small business champions to honor during 2017 Small Business Week http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=9602 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Every year the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates National Small Business Week (NSBW) with a series of events and an awards ceremony in recognition of the small business community&rsq... Allergan acquires Irvine-based Chase Pharmaceuticals for $125M http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=9562 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Source: Orange County Register)  Allergan has acquired Irvine-based Chase Pharmaceuticals for $125 million, the company announced last week. Chase is a clinical stage compan... Edwards in $340M Mitral Device Deal http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=9563 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Source: Orange County Business Journal)   Edwards Lifesciences Corp. in Irvine will buy Valtech Cardio Ltd in Or Yehuda, Israel, for $340 million in cash and stock in a deal expected to close... Test Market Opportunity in Hong Kong http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=9604 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 California Corner at Yue Hwa HKG Test Market Program California STEP (State Trade Expansion Program), in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service and the Yue Hwa Chinese Products Empor... International Trade Administration Accepting Applications for International Buyer Program http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=9156 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The International Trade Administration is accepting applications for the International Buyer Program (IBP) and IBP SELECT for trade events taking place between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec.31, 2018. Deta... Fivepoint and Live Nation Entertainment Announce Proposed Interim Amphitheater in Orange County http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=9159 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800   FivePoint, in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s largest live entertainment company, announced today a proposal to build a 12,000-seat outdoor music amphitheat... Manufacturing can be a pathway to economic development http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8817 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Manufacturing — Solano County’s answer to economic growth and job development. Such was the implication at Wednesday’s breakfast gathering of the Solano Economic Development Corpo... Irvine-based cottage cheese maker raises $3 million http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8818 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Savory cottage cheese is catching the eye of investors. Irvine-based Good Culture has closed a $3 million Series B funding round from CAVU Venture Partners in New York City, 301 Inc. in Minneapolis... Wound Device Maker gets $5M http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8819 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Harbor MedTech Inc. in Irvine raised $5 million in equity funding from three investors as part of an unfinished $8.5 million effort, a regulatory filing said. The company develops tissue regenerati... Irvine Lender’s First Marketing Head http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8821 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Quick Bridge Funding in Irvine named Lisa Reickerd its first marketing director. Quick Bridge provides short-term loans of up to $200,000 to small and midsized businesses. Reickerd was brought o... First Foundation Buys Branches http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8822 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Irvine-based First Foundation Inc. has agreed to acquire two Pacific Western Bank branches, located in Laguna Hills and Seal Beach. No loans will transfer to First Foundation in the transaction. Th... The Case for the TPP: Defending Job-Creating Investment http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8708 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (U.S. Chamber of Commerce) What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) all about? With debate over this 12-nation trade agreement now underway, the U.S. Chamber is publishing this series makin... How Hard is it to Export Internationally? Here's one Irvine Business' Experience http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8608 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Orange County Register)  Two years ago, Robb Dorf, an Irvine entrepreneur, faced a calamity. In the cutthroat competition for supermarket shelf space, rivals had edged his high-protein, gl... OC Business Council Study Showcases Economic Impact of Allergan on California Economy http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8579 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A new study conducted by the Orange County Business Council (OCBC) found that Allergan's California operations generated a combined annual economic activity in the state of approximately... Finally, A Pharma CEO Takes the High Road on Drug Pricing http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8609 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Forbes.com) Almost a year ago, I argued that pharma needs to “heal thyself” on drug pricing– but I was skeptical the industry could end its addiction to price hikes far in e... 119 OC Firms Make Inc. 5000 http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8167 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Source: Orange County Business Journal) Orange County placed 119 companies on the Inc. 5000 ranking of the fastest-growing U.S. private companies. A dozen of the firms made the top 10% of the I... Irvine-based Lantronix Narrows Loss http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8138 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Source: Orange County Business Journal)  Irvine-based Lantronix Inc. reported lower net losses in its most recent quarter and year; shares rose 15% after-hours Tuesday but declined on a sell-... OCTANe’s Accelerator Program Shows its Chops http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8047 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Source: MedCity News) Startups have a burning need to raise money; investors want the best possible returns. The trick is connecting these two groups. In Orange County, California, OCTANe&nbs... Three-year Pilot Program Aids CA Small Business Trade and Export http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=7995 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program is a three-year pilot trade and export initiative authorized by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. Funded by federal grants and matching funds fro... Irvine Chamber VP Visits White House for Forum on Economic Development http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=7871 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Linda DiMario, Vice President, Economic Development and Tourism for the Irvine Chamber of Commerce on July 21 joined 36 invited colleagues from state, county and city Economic Development organization... Venture Captial Investments Rebound in Q2 http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=7916 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Source: Orange County Business Journal) Venture capital investors plunked down more than $229 million for Orange County high-tech companies in the second quarter, according to a report issued Tues...