Economic Vitality Council Initiative Focuses on the Future

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

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Everything is changing at an accelerated pace. What will Irvine be in the future – 5, 10, 20, 25 years from now? To address these issues, the Greater Irvine Chamber’s Economic Vitality Council (EVC) is launching its Future Focus initiative during the council’s upcoming meeting, Tuesday, July 16, 4 – 6 p.m.

Open to all Chamber members and partners, Future Focus provides participants the opportunity to be a part of the conversation that helps identify probable and possible challenges Irvine faces, and to help shape the direction of the city’s future. Topics for discussion include everything from education to infrastructure, innovation ecosystem to emerging industries, talent attraction and retention to sustainability, disruption to globalization, and AI and robotics to next-generation jobs. 

Questions to be addressed during the EVC meeting include:

  • Of challenges we are dealing with now, which ones will be addressed, managed or mitigated and which ones will we be dealing with into the future and why?
  • What is inevitable and what isn’t?
  • What industries will still be thriving, which will be struggling or dying?
  • How will Irvine’s industries/sectors be disrupted and what are the implications for our economy and workforce?
  • Where are the opportunities for Irvine and how do we optimize them?
  • How do we navigate an economy that doesn’t exist yet?

Future Focus will be held at the Greater Irvine Chamber, 36 Executive Park, Suite 100, in Irvine, on Tuesday, July 16, 4 – 6 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Pepper Russell.

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