Orange County Business Journal

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Employment Up at Biggest Medical Device Makers

Medical device makers with operations in Orange County added nearly 1,000 employees over the past 12 months for a growth rate of nearly 6%, according to Business Journal research.

By Paul Hughes September 12, 2016 midnight share »

Biggest Drugmakers Hold Steady on OC Jobs

The largest drugmakers with headquarters or significant operations in Orange County employed 3,210 here during the 12-month period that ended Aug. 30, about the same as a year earlier.

By Mediha DiMartino September 12, 2016 midnight share »

Girl Scouts Seek Cash for STEM-Inspiration Effort

The Girl Scouts of Orange County is building a $3.9 million Leadership Center in Newport Beach as part of an interactive program intended to give its scouts confidence and career opportunities.

By Michael de los Reyes September 6, 2016 midnight share »

Private Foundations Boost Overall Giving By 23%

Orange County’s private foundations gave more locally and overall in their most recent fiscal years.

By Michael de los Reyes September 6, 2016 midnight share »

Corporate Foundations Boost Giving 1.4% to $1.3B

Corporate foundations active in Orange County continued what’s now a six-year trend of increasing overall cash contributions to OC charities.

By Michael de los Reyes September 6, 2016 midnight share »

PHILANTHROPY

Award-winning charter school NOVA Academy Early College High School unveiled its new four-story, 37,000-square-foot educational facility in Santa Ana on Aug. 22. It purchased the building last fall for $8.3 million. Opening ceremonies included the cutting of a red ribbon on the front doors of the school, student speakers, and tours of the building.

By Kim Haman September 6, 2016 midnight share »

Better Sense of Performance Now at Pros’ Fingertips

World-class surfer and part-time San Clemente resident Jordy Smith is trying to level the playing field, not against the competition, but Mother Nature.

By Chris Casacchia August 29, 2016 midnight share »

St. Joseph Embraces Digital Change After Challenges

Irvine-based St. Joseph Health, one of the largest healthcare operators in Orange County, set out four years ago to establish a single electronic record for each patient who visits any of its 16 hospitals spread across California, Texas and New Mexico.

By Chris Casacchia August 29, 2016 midnight share »

Chipmakers, led by Broadcom, Cut OC Work Force 16%

Big job cuts at Broadcom Ltd. following its $37 billion sale in February to Singapore-based Avago Technologies Inc. and a string of divestitures fueled one of the steepest local employment drops in the chip sector in years.

By Chris Casacchia August 29, 2016 midnight share »

Niche Groups Help Hotels Fill Up Events Bookings

It’s the little things that count.

By Paul Hughes August 22, 2016 midnight share »

EVENTS Calendar

This list includes conventions, trade and consumer shows, and other happenings scheduled from Aug. 22 through July 31, 2017.

By Dana Truong August 22, 2016 midnight share »

OC Office Market Remains Landlord-Driven in Q2

The Orange County office market is currently characterized as a landlord market due to the low availability rate. Strong employment growth in the county continued to be the primary driver of improving fundamentals.

By CBRE Research August 15, 2016 midnight share »

OC Industrial Market Demand Strong in Q2

The Orange County industrial market showed no signs of decelerating at the midpoint of the year, despite the lack of available product that has become a common theme for the region over the past several years.

By CBRE Research August 15, 2016 midnight share »

Retailers Vie for Limited New Space

The slightly lackluster changes over the past few quarters were no surprise despite Orange County’s attributes, due in part to the lack of new development. The construction pipeline contains an excess of retail and countless willing tenants, though few have made their way into development, leaving very little new space for tenants to vie for. Limited space for new developments opposite the uncertainty of big-box anchor longevity has given developers pause, creating a focus on smaller, safer projects.

By CBRE Research August 15, 2016 midnight share »

OC's Wealthiest

45 Entries, $72.5 Billion, 5 New Names, 19 Billionaires

August 1, 2016 midnight share »