OCBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
Opus Again Tops, With $3.2B in Assets, Up 29%
The largest Orange County-based banks picked up the pace of growing their assets over the past year. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST OC-BASED COMMERCIAL BANKS list for download (pdf)
SchoolsFirst Federal’s Role Diminishes As Others Rise
Growth was visible on several fronts for Orange County’s credit unions over the past year. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST CREDIT UNIONS list for download (pdf)
3 Categories Combine for $90B in Revenue, 24.3% Growth Rate
The fastest-growing public companies in Orange County followed divergent paths over the past year. Includes the 2013 OC's FASTEST-GROWING PUBLIC COs list for download (pdf)
Sales Gains Continue, Up-and-Down Shares Mostly Up These Days
Anaheim-based Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. has used one major drug to fire up revenue growth.
Big Growth, New Name, Move to Costa Mesa HQ in Works
Managing fast growth has been just as important to Banc of California Inc. as making it happen in the first place.
Nuedexta Led Avanir to Increase of 1,088%
Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. has ridden its “pipeline in a pill” to rapid growth over the past two years.
MINT Produces ‘Super Luxury’ in Costa Mesa, Markets to World
Alex Palanjian is the first to say no one needs a custom set of wheels.
Earth Friendly Started OC Production in 1977, Seeks Bigger Factory
It’s a good problem for a manufacturing company when its 90,000-square-foot facility starts to look too small.
Old-Style Cobbler Keeps Father’s Vision of Factory Alive As He Hand-Makes Shoes
Alex Aldana makes shoes by hand, using the same methods his father brought to Orange County decades ago.
MBA Programs Debate Merits of Open Learning Classes
More than 45,000 students are taking Peter Navarro’s economics class
Programs Inch Up In Number From Year Earlier
Enrollment in master of business administration programs serving Orange County is up by nearly 1%. Includes the 2013 OC's DIRECTORY OF MBA SCHOOLS list for download (pdf)
Law Firm Clients Now Require Real Experience
Whittier Law School is working on closing the practice-readiness gap
Post-Recession Market Is Getting More Competitive
Growing competition among employers to attract and retain highly technical and professional talent is driving local executives to improve their employee benefits as they face uncertainties over the potential effects of healthcare reform.
Executives in the brokerage business tell us about what risks they, as agents working between the insurer and the insured, are facing in today’s economy.
Insurance brokers, who helped clients manage risk during the recession, are now adapting to the different risks in a post-recession economy
Architecture, Engineering Work Rises in Recovery
A rekindling of once-dormant development projects has been a boon to Orange County’s architecture and engineering firms