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FirstElement Fuel Inc. will receive a $13.8 million loan from American Honda Motor Co. Inc. in Torrance to build 12 additional hydrogen fueling stations in the state.
Aliso Viejo-Based Outfit Has Been Mobile Link Between Restaurants, Business Customers for 21 Years
Food delivery is a hot subject in the restaurant industry these days.
ECONOMY: Top 79 combine for 258,796 jobs, 17% of county’s total
Orange County’s biggest employers grew their combined workforce by 1% in the past year, a modest but steady pace of growth for the fourth straight year.
TECHNOLOGY: Chipmaker projects ‘new cycle’ on outlays
Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. enters a new fiscal year with a record backlog of contracts fueled by a resurgence in defense and security spending.
RESTAURANTS: Newly public, debt-free chain targets Fla., D.C.
Habit Restaurants Inc. Chief Executive Russ Bendel said the Irvine-based fast-casual burger chain plans to grow largely by units it owns and operates, not franchises, after its Nov. 20 initial public offering.
UC Irvine Health has struck a deal on an affiliation with Corona Regional Medical Center, a midsize hospital just across the Riverside County line.
MARKETING: South OC-based trade group owns famous slogan
A classic children’s storybook starts off with, “If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk.”
HEALTHCARE: Harrier interim; final choice expected next month
Julie Miller-Phipps says Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan will likely stick with the familiar as it seeks to fill her role as its top executive in Orange County, where consideration of internal candidates is under way.
HOSPITALITY: National accounts, franchises spur growth
Newport Beach-based leisure parks operator Palace Entertainment Inc. has doubled food and beverage sales in seven years, the company said.
Santa Ana-based for-profit schools operator Corinthian Colleges Inc. said it will sell 56 campuses of its Everest College and WyoTech to Zenith Education Group Inc., an affiliate of Oakdale, Minn.-based student loan guarantor agency ECMC Group.
Performance of Dendreon Provenge Drug Elusive
Five years ago, the Business Journal wondered whether a “biotech beachhead” was going to take root in Orange County, an area long known for its domination by the medical device industry.
MANUFACTURING: Range from 2 people to $100M sales
The food business fills its plate as it fills ours.
Three Orange County Community College Districts have submitted letters of intent to offer bachelor’s degrees in some subjects, according to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
Orange County employers added 15,800 jobs in October, helping push down the unemployment rate to 5%.
Newport Beach-based title insurance company Experience 1 Inc. has been acquired by Solutionstar Holdings LLC for $36 million in cash.