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.

Next Meeting: October 17, 4:00 PM

7 Critical Skills for the Jobs of the Future

Members of the Greater Irvine Chamber are taking a pro-active role in better preparing our workforce for the future and its 21st century jobs. We need your perspective, networks and connections to develop and implement the most effective strategies.

Join us for a solutions-oriented discussion and strategy meeting. Topics include:

  • The Future of Work – all committee members are asked to come prepared with options and ideas about how/what impact the B&WD Committee can have in this area and what role a new Task Force can play to advance these ideas?
  • Ready to Rally? Join your fellow members on October 25 for our award-winning business retention and outreach day. Meeting attendees will learn more about the life science businesses we are going to call on.
  • Help plan Irvine Career Discovery Day! Let’s strategize about how we are going to inform our young people about Irvine’s job opportunities.

And so much more!

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: Brian Montes, 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.

Business & Workforce Development Meeting Dates

(Every third Tuesday of the month 4 pm – 5:00 pm) All meetings held at the Greater Irvine Chamber.

Jan - No meeting (EVC)
May 16
Jun 20
July - No meeting (EVC)
Aug 15
Sep 19
Oct 17
Nov 21
Dec 19