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There are more than 71,000 small businesses in Orange County, and they collectively employ nearly 560,000 people. Includes analysis, charts and figures.
Santa Ana-based private security company Universal Protection Service has acquired Protection Plus Security Corp. in New York on undisclosed terms.
Leon Panetta, the former U.S. secretary of defense and head of the CIA, has been named to the board of directors of Corinthian Colleges Inc. in Santa Ana.
Some See Competitors Making Inroads, Others No Threat
Wall Street analysts are of a mixed mind on Edwards Lifesciences Corp. after the heart valve maker reported disappointing first-quarter earnings and lowered its 2013 outlook.
OC INSIDER by Mark Mueller
HEALTHCARE: “Architect” Grew Out of Another Company
Startup Harbor MedTech is aiming to plunge deep into the wound-healing business
INSURANCE: Consolidation in industry opens new channels
Burnham Benefits Insurance Services Inc. is looking north for growth.
MEDIA: Parent Shake-Up Presents Opportunity
Irvine-based advertising agency Wunderman West is no longer an island
The state’s labor commissioner sued Pacific Health Corp. and its hospitals
Other news items of interest from the Orange County Business Journal
Adds 100 Workers, Overtakes IBM, Continues Hiring
Blizzard regains title as OC’s largest software employer. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST SOFTWARE COMPANIES list for download (pdf)
Cites More Seniors, Middle Class, Own R&D
Bausch & Lomb cites growth as one of the reasons it’s planning an IPO, in Healthcare
Zeno Group to Focus On “Handcrafted” Food
El Pollo Loco hires Santa Monica PR company, in Media and Marketing
San Juan Capistrano Site One of Nine US Projects
Local venture helps purchase farm slated for home development, in Real Estate
There are more than 1,700 computer- and software-related businesses in Orange County. Includes analysis, charts and figures.