Businesses are the economic engine that powers the region’s growth. OWA works closely with leaders from local business communities and key industry sectors to address their needs, challenges, and goals, and to guide workforce development strategies as well as business services.

Input from Industry Leaders

OWA regularly coordinates and conducts meetings and roundtable discussions with representatives from industry sectors vital to the region’s economic growth. This proactive engagement allows us to identify critical labor gaps, emerging workforce needs, training opportunities, and career pathways to connect business leaders to the next-generation talent they need to compete and thrive.

Are you interested in meeting with OWA to discuss your current and future labor needs? Call 714.480.6481 or email


Hiring Support

OWA streamlines business access to a range of incentive programs and opportunities that offset the cost of hiring and training employees.

Funding for hiring and training a new employee.

Funding for upgrading the skills of existing employees.

Assistance with accessing state and federal hiring tax credits.

Business Development

OWA helps support opportunities for businesses to access financial assistance and incentives to invest and develop in geographic areas across the region. Participating businesses play a key role in spurring regional economic growth and job creation.