Oct 07 2022


Since 2010, the annual report rates how the nation’s sixth largest county is performing in education,
health, housing, income, infrastructure and the economy.

IRVINE, CA (October 7, 2022)—Local experts representing education, housing development,  academia and consumer products discussed insights from the 2022-23 Orange County Community Indicators Report at the report’s rollout hosted by the Orange County Business Council (OCBC) October 4 in Anaheim. Presented in partnership with steering committee members CalOptima Health, First 5 Orange County, Orange County Community Foundation, Orange County United Way and OCBC, the annual assessment takes a deep dive into the economy, housing, income, education, health and infrastructure of the nation’s sixth largest county.  

Panelists included Vice President, Land Entitlement and Land and Housing Development at Brookfield Residential Properties and OCBC Board Chair David Bartlett, Professor of Child Development and Educational Studies at Fullerton College Jennifer Kinkel, Associate Professor of Finance and Faculty Director of the Center for Investment and Wealth Management at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Christopher Schwarz, and Senior Vice President, Customer Leadership Retail-West Zone at The Coca-Cola Company Mini Walia. Moderated by OCBC Chief Economic Advisor Dr. Wallace Walrod, topics discussed included the impact of home prices on employee recruitment and retention, the consequences of COVID-19 guidelines on mental health for teens, and a special feature on remote work trends.

The title sponsor of the 2022-23 Orange County Community Indicators Report and Rollout was

Amazon. Platinum sponsors included Cathay Bank, City of Hope Orange County, and Orange County Regional Consortium. For upcoming OCBC events, including the 28th Annual Economic Forecast Conference presented with California State University, Fullerton on October 27, visit www.ocbc.org/events.

About Orange County Business Council
For over 25 years, Orange County Business Council (OCBC) has been representing and promoting the region’s business community together with government and academia to enhance Orange County’s economic development. The Council’s core initiatives include advocating for adequate investment in regional and statewide infrastructure, education development that leads to a competitive workforce, advocating for a supply and range of housing for the workforce, developing pro-business solutions that lead to economic growth, and quality of life. Member organizations include businesses and local organizations representing a diverse cross section of industries including biomedical, construction, education, financial services, health care, manufacturing, municipalities, nonprofit, real estate, technology, tourism, transportation, real estate and utilities. For more information, visit www.ocbc.org.

Photo credit: © Tsutsumida Pictures


Lizz Mishreki, APR 

Vice President of Communications, Orange County Business Council 


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