Economic Vitality Council Overview
The Economic Vitality Council (EVC) is the umbrella organization under which all Chamber-driven economic development work is conducted.
It is composed of three committees:
- Business Attraction and Retention
- Education and Workforce Development
- International Development
Funding for the Chamber's economic development work is made possible by the Hotel Improvement District's (HID) assessment on sold rooms. As a result, we are charged to enhance the greater Irvine business environment, help businesses grow and expand, attract new businesses, and encourage collaboration that builds our reputation and encourages startups. The Chamber's economic development work, committees, and task forces attract and engage talent and expertise from the business and education communities and government and non-profit organizations as well as Chamber members.
The committees meet monthly to review and discuss progress reports and recommendations. The Economic Vitality Council meets quarterly to share the committee and task force work with Chamber membership and community.
To empower the Chamber’s capacity to influence Irvine’s competitiveness in a global economy, attract new businesses, improve business retention, expand and grow businesses, help stabilize and energize start-ups and entrepreneurships, facilitate and expand international market opportunities, and cultivate a collaborative workforce development platform that fuels our future.