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, April 17, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m. at the Chamber offices

Plug into our award-winning programs:

  • April 25 Business Outreach Rally

Join your colleagues and fellow members who will spend a half or whole day calling on Irvine businesses! Our mission: to inform them about the Chamber resources available to help their businesses grow; to learn about their business and any challenges they might have and to help them find solutions.

  • Learn more about how we are building the “Domestic Business Attraction” initiative!

Want to help build our newest and most exciting project? Brian Andersen and his Task Force are launching a new effort to build Irvine’s reputation as a technology eco-system – in the heart of the Los Angeles tech cluster!

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.