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.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 4 p.m.

The holidays in all their forms and expressions are here! We have a little memento for you and a lot to celebrate! So, let’s get together one last time before the end of 2017… and then let’s get to work!



  • Emerging Sectors in Irvine: Want to know what businesses are taking off in Irvine? Be there for the roll-out and discussion of new research completed on Emerging Sectors in Irvine!
  • Job Discovery Day: Help us build out the impact of Job Discovery Day for our middle and high school students – we need company connections and resources.
  • Career Edge: Volunteer to mentor at February’s Career Edge workshop – we need people who know how to help young people become more effective workplace contributors.
  • Business Outreach Rally: Never too soon to start planning the next Business Outreach Rally in April – we need your advice on geographic versus vertical, new survey questions and 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: 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.

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