Jun 10 2019

Nominations Now Open For OCBC’s Ninth Annual “Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet” Awards

IRVINE, CA— Orange County Business Council (OCBC) is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the Ninth Annual “Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet” Awards. Acknowledging the good work local government can do to shape the future of Orange County, this highly prestigious awards program honors Orange County’s local governments implementing innovative policies and programs that cut through red tape, eliminating barriers to economic growth and open the door to private sector jobs creation.

Since its inception, the program has expanded to include over 40 nominees each year, highlighting the county’s most innovative and cost-reducing government programs, and is replicated by many other organizations throughout California. The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has recognized the program’s success calling OCBC one of its “Streamlining Superstars,” as did California Association for Local Economic Development’s annual “Awards of Excellence” honor.

Winners will be recognized at an Awards Reception on November 20, 2019 at The Center Club, for achievements in the following categories: Business Retention and Expansion, Real Estate Reuse and Revitalization, Incorporating Innovative Technology, and Sustainable and Green Development. The Public-Private Partnership Award will be presented to the nominee demonstrating a steadfast commitment to public-private partnerships, and the Leadership Award for Public Service will be presented to an outstanding leader in the public sector who is advancing economic development in their community.



  • Nomination deadline: Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Entry fee: $125 per nomination. No limit to the number of entries an agency may submit.
  • Submit towww.ocbc.org/2019redcarpet, or mail to OCBC, 2 Park Plaza, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92614.
  • Awards Reception and Announcement: Thursday, November 20, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at The Center Club.
  • For more information: visit www.ocbc.org/2019redcarpet or contact Connor Medina, OCBC Government Affairs Specialist, at 949.794.7209 or [email protected].


About OCBC:
Orange County Business Council 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 is comprised of the region’s most influential global businesses and organizations in the region, working to assure effective investment in infrastructure, an advanced education system that produces skilled workers, growth of venture capital and high tech companies, and housing solutions for the workforce.  OCBC membership is comprised of some of the world’s largest global corporate leaders as well as representation from local government and academia.  For more information, visit

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