Economic Development Committee

For Orange County Industry, City and Innovation Leaders

OCBC’s Economic Development Committee works with businesses, cities, and other community partners to take action on issues that advance business and ensure that the region’s vibrant economy continues to grow.


The Housing Committee is the driving force for OCBC’s Housing initiatives.
The Housing Committee takes action on housing and other developmental issues that have a direct impact on the business community and workforce in Orange County. It provides public policy direction to OCBC’s Board of Directors. This committee meets approximately once a quarter.


2023-24 Orange County Community Indicators Report Special Section: Housing

Since 2010, the Orange County Community Indicators Report, published by Orange County Business Council’s research team in collaboration with community partners, tracks a comprehensive range of issues important to the stability of the nation’s sixth largest county. Each year, the report features a special section examining a key topic. The 2023-24 Community Indicators Report focuses on Orange County’s housing dilemma.

2023-24 OC Community Indicators Report special section on housing

2-page summary of the special housing section

Co-Chair: Diana Kot, Schools First Federal Credit Union

Co-Vice Chairs: Steve Finnegan, Automobile Club Carrie Nocella, Disneyland Resort

OCBC Staff: TBD, Sr. Vice President, Advocacy & Government Affair [email protected]

TBD, Government Affairs Manager [email protected]

Meets: Monthly


Larry Chung, Southern California Edison

Vice Chair:

Jessica Fernandez, Southern California Edison

OCBC Staff:

Jesse Ben-Ron, Vice President, Business Initiatives
[email protected]



Participation in OCBC Committees is a benefit for OCBC investors and invited guests only. To receive email invitations to Economic committee meetings, contact [email protected].

For a calendar of upcoming committee meetings, click here > Committee Meetings – Orange County Business Council (


Jesse Ben-Ron

Vice President, Business Initiatives
Orange County Business Council
[email protected]