SOURCE: Orange County Business Council

Orange County Business Council

October 12, 2010 22:15 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Workforce Development Conference Provides Insight Into Future of Orange County's Workforce

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) -

The Orange County Business Council (OCBC), in partnership with the Orange County Workforce Investment Board (OCWIB), will host the 2010 Workforce Development Conference featuring the 2010 - 2011 Workforce Indicators Report and a discussion on how Orange County's business community and workforce are preparing for the future.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Island Hotel, Newport Beach, California

Deborah Wince-Smith, President and CEO
Council on Competitiveness

Dr. Wallace Walrod, Vice President, Economic Development & Research
Orange County Business Council

"The purpose of the Workforce Development Conference, and the Indicators Report, is to provide a forum and the data to help the business community, education community and local decision-makers shape our economic competitiveness," said Walrod. "Orange County possesses many natural competitive advantages, but we can no longer be passive and simply rely on our great weather and quality of life." 

This year's keynote speaker is Deborah Wince-Smith, the President and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness -- which works together with CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders to ensure the U.S. prospers in the global economy. As president of the Council, Wince-Smith spearheaded the groundbreaking National Innovation Initiative (NII), which played a pivotal role in creating a reinvigorated U.S. competitiveness movement.

Visit or contact Dan Nasitka at 949.794.7245 or for further information on the event and the 2010 Workforce Indicators report.

The Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County's economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC serves member and investor businesses with nearly 200,000 employees in Orange County and 2,000,000 worldwide. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America's fifth largest county. For more information, visit

Contact Information

    Dan Nasitka
    Events and Communications Specialist

    2 Park Plaza, Suite 100
    Irvine, CA 92614
    (949) 476-2242
    FAX (949) 476-9240