Semi-Annual Economic Vitality Council Meeting to Examine Irvine Economy
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The Greater Irvine Chamber is hosting the semi-annual Economic Vitality Council (EVC) meeting on Tuesday July 17, 4 – 6 p.m. with a reception to follow.
The meeting will draw together members of the Business & Workforce Development Committee and the International Development Committee to celebrate the impressive work product and outcomes from this previous fiscal year and how they influence on Irvine’s economy.
When it comes to doing business, there are a few problems, some challenges, and myriad opportunities. The EVC welcomes business representatives to contribute their expertise and ideas on how the chamber and its members can better serve the domestic and international business community. Join the team in brainstorming solutions to obstacles in business growth, attraction and retention, and lead the pack in expanding the influence and impact of the greater Irvine area as an economic powerhouse.
Some of the challenges we will examine include:
- How do we increase Cybersecurity awareness in the workplace and education?
- What are the best strategies we can employ to attract small and medium sized businesses to engage with the Chamber and the best ways to serve their specific needs?
- What must we do to retain the talent being generated by our colleges and universities in Irvine/OC?
- How can we enhance the relationship between Orange County’s nonprofits and the local business community?
The Economic Vitality Council is the umbrella organization under which all Chamber-driven economic development work is conducted. It is composed of the Business & Workforce Development and International Development committees. The EVC is 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, government and non-profit organizations, as well as Chamber members. Funding for the Chamber's economic development work is made possible by the Hotel Improvement District's (HID) assessment on sold rooms.
The Economic Vitality Council meets twice a year to share committee and task force work with Chamber members and the community. EVC committees meet monthly to review and discuss progress reports and recommendations.
For more information contact Jessica Yip.
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