Who We Are

Community Investment Division serves as the administrative support to the Orange County Development Board (OCDB) and is primarily responsible for administering programs and activities of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in Orange County. The WIOA assists individuals who are employed, unemployed and underemployed, to increase their self-sufficiency and/or improve their ability to meet the demands of Orange County businesses and employers. Through WIOA, Community Investment Division seeks to meet the needs of businesses and employers by offering programs that focus on offering services that focus on recruiting, training and retraining valued employees.

The OCDB also serves as the county's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) committee. The committee is responsible for a five-year plan for lowering unemployment, reducing poverty, and sustainable growth in our communities through strategic planning for economic development county-wide. The Plan is developed under guidance from US Economic Development Administration and is offered as a planning tool for community and economic development projects, as well as being a prerequisite EDA funding of those projects approved by the CEDS committee.

Community Investment Division administers various grant-funded programs. The 
Domestic Violence Program serves victims of domestic violence and their children in need of shelter. The Dispute Resolution Program serves individuals seeking mediation as an alternative to litigation.

Carma Lacy, Director of Workforce Development
Community Investment Division
(714) 480-6500
(714) 834-7132 Fax

Latest News

February 7, 2019  FDIC'S MONEY SMART Alliance Program Adds the County of Orange as Newest Member

Santa Ana, Calif. (January 31, 2019) – On January 22, 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved the County of Orange’s application to join the FDIC Money Smart Alliance Program, which is designed to promote financial education nationwide.

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October 17, 2019
8:30 AMOCDB Executive CommitteeOrange County Development Board
Executive Committee
1300 S. Grand Ave.
Building B - Conference Room A/B
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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