Business & Workforce Development

Business Attraction & Retention Committee merges with Education & Workforce Development

Combining the strengths, assets and intellectual capital of the Business Attraction & Retention Committee with the Education & Workforce Development Committee generates greater synergies between the two core missions – attracting and retaining businesses depends upon a 21st century workforce and a 21st century workforce needs a robust economy and 21st century industry sectors! Working together, we anticipate that the outcomes will better support this essential economic development strategy. The Business & Workforce Development Committee meets every third Tuesday of the month, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Greater Irvine Chamber.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m. at the Chamber

The holidays are here! We’ll have a little memento for you and a lot to celebrate! So, let’s get together one last time before the end of 2018…

… and then let’s get to work!

  • January, 2019 Economic Vitality Council Meeting – We’re planning a little different approach – City of Irvine Department heads will join us for this session, sharing their activities, challenges and opportunities. They’ll get a personal dose of our thoughtful and engaged Committee members and the process we use to manage and mitigate our initiatives.
  • Job Discovery Day: The event is gathering steam and the impact of Job Discovery Day for our middle and high school students will be huge! We need company connections and resources.
  • Career Edge: Volunteers are needed to mentor at February’s Career Edge workshop – Brian Dozer is our guest instructor for the day and we need your expertise and experiences to help young people become more effective workplace contributors.

                           Join us!

The Chamber offices will be closed for the holidays from Monday, December 24, 2018 --  Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Have a wonderful, safe Holiday!!







BAR Taskforces chart

Each bubble represents an area of focus for this committee.


Brian Anderson

Chair: Brian Andersen

Brian Dozer

Chair: Brian Dozer

Brian MontesVice Chair: Brian Montes, Committee Resources

Vice Chair: John Kurth,       Committee Membership


Business & Workforce Development Committee Mission Statement

The BWD Committee will work to educate, inform, retain, grow, and expand existing businesses in Irvine. The BWD Committee will create task forces that manage or mitigate business challenges and issues, support business development, and provide data, research, and information that informs and inspires business owners and managers and encourages start up businesses.