Orange County Business Journal


Firms Hold Back on Attorney Hires for Second Year

Law firms in Orange County held attorney counts steady over the past year for the second year in a row after two years of modest gains.

By Deirdre Newman March 20, 2017 midnight share »

Offices Now Investments for Area’s Ultra-Wealthy

High-net-worth investors in some areas of the country are known for collecting an assortment of fancy cars, jewelry, mansions and other luxury items.

By Mark Mueller March 13, 2017 midnight share »

Title Insurers Seek More Buys in Face of Rate Hikes

Orange County’s largest title insurance providers are looking at acquisitions both inside and outside their core business lines to help them grow operations and improve efficiencies in a climate of interest rate hikes likely to cut into their refinancing work.

By Mark Mueller March 13, 2017 midnight share »

Food Dreams on Okinawa Unfold at South Coast Plaza

This is a story of a little boy in Japan who knew what he wanted to be when he grew up, and us food lovers are all the better for it.

By Fifi Chao March 6, 2017 midnight share »

Dine Around the World One Tasty Plate at a Time

Orange County keeps getting richer and richer with dining possibilities. We are lucky to have so many family-owned, individual places interspersed with the big, fancy restaurants.

By Fifi Chao March 6, 2017 midnight share »


Some industries anticipate changes in business regulations as a result of the November elections and President Donald Trump’s promises of changes that could help spur business activity.

By The Business Journal February 27, 2017 midnight share »

Bank Deposits Increase 13% to $109.6 Billion

Banks in Orange County enjoyed another banner year as deposits climbed 13% to $109.6 billion for the year ended June 30, up 60% over five years earlier.

By Peter J. Brennan February 27, 2017 midnight share »

Lake Forest Homebuilding Steps Out of Shadows

Lake Forest, despite being in the shadow of California’s two best-selling master-planned communities, has been holding its own during the latest residential building boom.

By Mark Mueller February 27, 2017 midnight share »

Top Service, Top Prices at OC’s Latest Luxe Rentals

Orange County’s newest batch of luxury apartment communities, which command some of the highest rents ever seen among complexes here, aren’t for renters short on cash.

By Mark Mueller February 27, 2017 midnight share »

New-Home Sales Surge to Levels Not Seen Since ‘03

Close to $4 billion was spent on new homes in Orange County last year as builders here posted their best sales year since 2003, thanks to new projects going up at the area’s largest master-planned communities.

By Mark Mueller February 27, 2017 midnight share »

Providers Look to Creatively Revolutionize Care

Innovation in healthcare, when it comes to medical devices and pharmaceuticals, isn’t new. But technology relating to patients, such as health records and how patients interact with healthcare providers, can be lacking. The new territory means looking for ways to engage and care for patients outside of traditional hospital settings or office visits.

By Sherry Hsieh February 20, 2017 midnight share »


Value-based care delivery, since former President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010, is the standard of the healthcare industry. Reimbursements continue to drive medical technology advancements and a greater emphasis on outpatient care delivery, including preventative care.

By Sherry Hsieh February 20, 2017 midnight share »

Top-Ranked Hospitals Combine for 2% Revenue Jump

Last year Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services and Irvine-based St. Joseph Health merged to form a seven-state healthcare system, a transaction that further consolidated its Orange County-based hospitals under the umbrella of St. Joseph Hoag Health.

By Sherry Hsieh February 20, 2017 midnight share »

CHOC Wants Community In On Child Mental Health

Healthcare providers continue to transform delivery of care, changes driven largely by reimbursement policy. Mental health, in particular, is high on Orange County healthcare providers’ priority list, and Children’s Hospital of Orange County is spearheading one effort as part of a larger mission to improve children’s health and well-being.

By Sherry Hsieh February 20, 2017 midnight share »

Crowdfunding Misstep Kickstarted Enterprise

Getting kicked off Kickstarter provided the kick two Orange County entrepreneurs needed to create their own crowdfunding marketing agency.

By Deirdre Newman February 13, 2017 midnight share »