Business & Workforce Development

Attracting and retaining businesses depends upon a 21st-century workforce. The Business & Workforce Development Committee supports this essential economic development strategy. Beginning June 15, the Business & Workforce Development Committee will meet in-person at the Chamber offices every even month on the third Tuesday from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.


    The Greater Irvine Chamber is taking proactive measures to protect the health and well-being of our members, volunteers, staff, and visitors. To help prevent the risk of Coronavirus occurrences in our community, the Chamber is requiring masks and social distancing for all in-person meetings.

    August 17, 2021:  

   This month we review

  •   Irvine Business Survey Results
  •   Distinguished Educators Awards Update
  •   EVC Post-Pandemic Workforce Results

    We look forward to having you join us. Your input is valuable to our work.


The Business & Workforce Development Committee's taskforces help manage or mitigate business challenges and issues; support business and workforce development; provide data, research, and information for business leaders; and encourage startup enterprises.
To learn how to become involved, contact Pepper Russell.


Business & Workforce Development Committee Taskforces 

BWD Taskforces chart

Business & Workforce Development Committee Co-Chairs

Brian Anderson

Brian Andersen

Brian Dozer

Brian Dozer


Mission Statement

The Business and Workforce Development Committee works to educate, inform, retain, grow, and expand existing businesses in Irvine.