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.

 October 19, 2021:  

   This month

  • October is Advanced Manufacturing Month, we'll take a look at the industry landscape.
  • Business Outreach Rally – Join us for our one-day, Face-to-Face outreach October 27, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm               Our ONLINE survey will run October 25 through November 30
  • Career Edge – November 13, Practical Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Distinguished Educators – The Results! We continue our celebration of premier Orange County Educators!

    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 Chair 

Brian Anderson

Brian Andersen 



Mission Statement

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