California Jobs First Regional Investment Initiative

California Jobs First (formerly known as CERF) is a regional economic development program. Its purpose is to build equitable and sustainable economies across California’s diverse regions and foster long-term economic resilience in the overall transition to a carbon-neutral economy.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2024
4 – 7 pm

Santa Ana College
Johnson Student Center
1530 W 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

California Jobs First: Orange County Regional Investment Initiative Forum

California Jobs First Regional Investment Initiative is a regional economic development program whose priorities are to promote equitable and sustainable economic development, support inclusive economic planning that prioritizes quality jobs, and align and leverage federal state funding to maximize economic resilience. A state-wide program, Orange County was named its own region, allowing local Orange County constituents to decide how to accomplish those priorities. Established in March 2023, the planning process now includes an event to update the public regarding the culmination of the work that has been put into this process. It’s also a way for the broader community to be updated on what was accomplished and how they can get connected to the work as it transitions to the next phase of funding projects in the region. This is a free, in-person event, however registration is required. Due to limited space, it will be limited to 4 tickets per registration.

Registration opening soon.

Event Location:

Santa Ana College
Johnson Student Center
1530 W 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Event Agenda:

4:00 pm: Dinner & Networking
5:10 pm: Doors Open
5:30 pm: Program
7:00 pm: Adjourn

For California Jobs First Initiative questions

Please contact OCBC’s Business Initiatives team at
[email protected]

Event Gallery

Visit OCBC’s Photo Gallery to view photos of last year’s California Jobs First Update​​.

Economic Forecast Presenters

Anil Puri, Ph.D.

Provost Emeritus
Director, Woods Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting
Cal State Fullerton

Honoring 2023 OCBC Board Chair

Mira Farka, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Co-Director, Woods Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting
Cal State Fullerton

Installing 2024 OCBC Board Chair

Potential Panelist

Barry Arbuckle, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Memorial Care

Laureen Driscoll, MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Chief Executive
Providence, South Division

Chad T. Lefteris, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer
UCI Health

Annette M. Walker

President
City of Hope Orange County

Barry Arbuckle, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Memorial Care

Laureen Driscoll, MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Chief Executive
Providence, South Division

Chad T. Lefteris, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer
UCI Health

Annette M. Walker

President
City of Hope Orange County

Thank you TITLE sponsor!

Title Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Corporate Sponsors

ACC-OC

CalCPA Orange County Long Beach Chapter

First Pacific Bank

Goodwill of Orange County

Haskell & White

LSA Associates, Inc

Michael Baker International

PNC Bank

RevHub OC

UCI Chief Executive Roundtable

For event and
sponsorship
questions

Lauren Martin, Director of Events
Orange County Business Council
[email protected]

Upcoming Events

Orange County Business Council events and committee meetings provide a forum for business, academic and public sector leaders to address issues critical to the economic wellbeing of the nation’s sixth largest county. Whether it’s an advocacy trip to Sacramento, OCBC’s signature Annual Dinner and Installation of the Board of Directors with 700 attendees, or a Committee meeting where OCBC brings together lawmakers and OCBC investors for thoughtful engagement, OCBC offers innovative and informative events.

2024 California Jobs First Update

September 2024

Disneyland Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 1150 W. Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802

A collaboration between California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and Orange County Business Council, the highly anticipated Economic Forecast Conference features leading CSUF economists Dr. Anil Puri and Dr. Mira Farka. The nationally recognized economists share insights each year into the current economic environment regionally and nationwide. The annual event also marks the release of the CSUF Economic Forecast Report.

Event Agenda

Coming Soon.

Event Location

Disneyland Hotel, Grand Ballroom
1150 W. Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

Individual Ticket: $200​