IRVINE, Calif., March 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orange County Business Council (OCBC), the leading voice of business in Orange County, has endorsed retired state Senator Lou Correa for U.S. Congress, 46th District. Correa is the ideal candidate to represent the region in Congress. He holds deep ties to the Orange County community and solid track record aligned with OCBC's initiatives to enhance regional economic prosperity through workforce development and infrastructure investment, and an increased supply of workforce housing.

"Lou is an invaluable asset to the region," said Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, OCBC. "Throughout his career he's championed policies to enhance economic development and improve the lives of all who call Orange County home."

Correa is a seasoned leader with a history for achieving results as a State Senator, State Assemblyman and County Supervisor. Understanding that a strong business environment and a well-educated workforce are crucial to the region's competitiveness in a 21st-century global economy, he's promoted increased investment in local neighborhood schools and STEM-related programs to close the skills gap between employers' needs and the preparedness of students. Correa is also a leading advocate on behalf of Orange County's mobility, working to ensure we receive fair share transportation and infrastructure funding – critical to the region's ability to accommodate a growing workforce. He was a staunch supporter of the SR-91 improvements and SR-57 expansion, both critical corridors for goods and people movement. OCBC applauds Correa's leadership and support his candidacy for the United States Congress.

About OCBC:Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC 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 serves member and investor businesses with nearly 250,000 employees and 2,000,000 worldwide. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America's sixth largest county. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Delaine Moore, Communications Director,, 949.794.7220.Source:Orange County Business Council