Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet Awards

Since 2010, Orange County Business Council’s Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet Awards have been honoring local agencies, leaders, programs, and public-private sector partnerships that cut through red tape and encourage jobs and economic growth in Orange County. Nominees each year include cities, special districts and educational institutions, and more, that highlight groundbreaking and cost-reducing government programs across Orange County.

Categories include:
Business Retention and Expansion
Building & Land Reuse and Community Revitalization
Incorporating Innovative Technology
Sustainable and Green Development
Public-Private Partnership Award
Leadership in Public Service Award

2023 Nominees and Winners

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.

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

Individual Ticket: $200 (Pricing after September 1, 2023)

Event Gallery

Visit OCBC’s Photo Gallery to view photos from last year’s Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet Awards

Thank you sponsors!

Silver Sponsors

Supporter Sponsors

Brookfield Residential

City of Santa Ana

Kaiser Permanente

Orange County Power Authority



Event, Sponsor Opportunities & Registration:
Lauren Martin, Director of Events
Orange County Business Council
[email protected]

Nominee Application:
Jennifer Bullard
Senior Vice President, Advocacy and Government Affairs
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.