Orange County Business Journal

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Property Managers Build Portfolios in Brisk Market

A flurry of large office purchases by institutional investors, a smattering of development, and new out-of-town accounts helped boost the bottom lines of Orange County’s largest commercial property managers last year.

By Mark Mueller March 31, 2014 midnight share »

Billings Down, Jobs Up for Environmental Consultants

The largest environmental consultants with offices in Orange County collectively billed $594 million in 2013, a 2.7% drop from a year earlier.

By Mediha DiMartino March 24, 2014 midnight share »

Title Insurers Turn to Buys As Refinancings Dry Up

Business for Orange County’s largest title insurers took a step back in 2013 as rising interest rates brought about a steep drop in refinance work during the second half of the year.

By Mark Mueller March 17, 2014 midnight share »

Top Minority-Owned Businesses Reach $12.8B in Revenue

The biggest minority-owned businesses based in Orange County combined for $12.8 billion in revenue last year, a 5.5% increase from a year earlier.

By Jane Yu March 10, 2014 midnight share »

Homebuilders Post 90% Jump, Most Sales Since ’04

Orange County homebuilders last year posted their best year for sales since 2004, buoyed by the opening of several masterplanned communities, as well as continued strong sales on the Irvine Ranch. Includes the 2014 OC's LARGEST HOMEBUILDERS list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller February 24, 2014 midnight share »
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Hospitals Have Mixed Year as Profits for Some Dip

Orange County’s largest hospitals posted mixed results on the profit side over the past year or so. Includes the 2014 OC's HOSPITALS list for download (pdf)

By Vita Reed February 8, 2014 midnight share »
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Bank Deposits Rise Sharply After 3 Slow-Growth Years

Commercial banks in Orange County grew local deposits by nearly 8% last year after three straight years of gains averaging 2.6% a year.

By Jane Yu February 1, 2014 midnight share »
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Foreign-Owned Companies Top Overall Picture on Hires

The foreign-owned companies with operations in Orange County combined to employ 30,042 workers here in 2013, up 5% from a year earlier. Includes the 2014 OC's LARGEST FOREIGN-OWNED COMPANIES list for download (pdf)

By Mediha DiMartino January 25, 2014 midnight share »
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Firms Continue Attorney Cutbacks, Combine for 2% Dip

Orange County’s largest law firms trimmed their workforces last year, marking the second straight year of modest cuts in the number of lawyers here. Includes the 2014 OC's LARGEST LAW FIRMS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu January 18, 2014 midnight share »
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Hoteliers, Meeting Venues Regain Advantage in Upturn

The outlook for the hotel and meetings business continues to shine bright into the new year. Includes the 2014 OC's HOTEL MEETING ROOM SPACE list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller January 12, 2014 midnight share »
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OC Retail Up Again, Offers New Mix for Holidays

Orange County’s largest shopping centers have this going for them as the holiday outlook at a lot of mall-based retailers gets shaky: They already have a fourth-straight year of growth under their belts, according to this week’s Business Journal list. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST SHOPPING CENTERS list for download (pdf)

By Kari Hamanaka December 7, 2013 midnight share »
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Fisker’s Full Circle Brings 12% Jobs Dip at Automakers

Anaheim-based Fisker Automotive Inc. led a 5.8% gain in worker counts among local automakers last year as hopes remained high for its hybrid luxury sports car. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST AUTOMAKERS list for download (pdf)

By Kari Hamanaka December 7, 2013 midnight share »
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Auto Dealers Pick Up Pace, Extend Streak on Sales

The top 34 franchised car dealers in Orange County reported more than $4.3 billion in sales last year, an 11.7% increase that marked the third annual gain in the wake of the recession. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST AUTO DEALERS list for download (pdf)

By Mediha DiMartino December 7, 2013 midnight share »
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Nonprofit Organizations Grow Along With Economy

Orange County’s largest nonprofit organizations grew over a recent 12-month stretch as they combined to increase revenue by 9% to roughly $2.2 billion. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST NONPROFITS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu December 1, 2013 midnight share »
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Home Cooking on New Hires

Orange County’s largest employers combined to add 3,562 new hires over the past year, continuing a string of modest job gains in recent years. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST EMPLOYERS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu November 23, 2013 midnight share »
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Chipmakers End Streak With Slight Dip to 4,800 Jobs Here

Orange County’s largest chipmakers combined for a slight drop in jobs over the last 12 months as the local industry was hit by restructurings, a bankruptcy and generally soft demand. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST CHIPMAKERS list for download (pdf)

By Chris Casacchia November 17, 2013 midnight share »
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Local Banks Notch Third Year of Asset, Profit Growth

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)

By Jane Yu November 9, 2013 midnight share »
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Credit Unions’ Growth Is More Evenly Spread

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)

By Jane Yu November 9, 2013 midnight share »
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New Pace for Fast Growers

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)

By Mark Mueller November 2, 2013 midnight share »
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Financial Firms Shed Advisers After Three-Year Gain

The number of registered representatives at the largest financial advisory firms in Orange County declined by 4% over the past year

By Jane Yu October 27, 2013 midnight share »
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MBA Programs End Streak of Enrollment Declines

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)

By Mediha DiMartino October 12, 2013 midnight share »
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Insurance Brokers Continue Revenue Gains With 7% Hike

Orange County’s top insurance brokers continued to see stronger business last year. Includes the 2013 OC's TOP INSURANCE BROKERS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu October 6, 2013 midnight share »
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Architecture Firms Boost Billings by 13% In Recovery

Orange County’s architecture firms rode the momentum of strengthening business opportunities through the past year. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu September 29, 2013 midnight share »
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Engineering Firms Post Modest Gain on Local Billings

Orange County’s largest engineering firms saw increased business for a third year in a row. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST ENGINEERING FIRMS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu September 29, 2013 midnight share »
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Highest Marks for Fastest Growers

Orange County’s fastest-growing private companies combined for an average increase of 40% on sales. Includes the 2013 OC's FASTEST GROWING PRIVATE COs list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller September 22, 2013 midnight share »
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Medical Device Makers Face Tougher Time in Europe

Medical device makers are on the verge of facing a more challenging regulatory environment.

By Vita Reed September 14, 2013 midnight share »
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Biggest Local Drug Makers’ About Steady on Jobs Here

Perennial No. 1 Allergan Inc. once again topped the Business Journal’s annual list of drug makers based in Orange County. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST DRUG MAKERS list for download (pdf)

By Vita Reed September 14, 2013 midnight share »

Private Foundations Give More for First Time in Years

Orange County’s largest private foundations combined to increase their charitable giving

By Jane Yu September 8, 2013 midnight share »

Corporate Foundations Show Big Gain in Contributions

The largest corporate foundations in Orange County combined for $821.4 million in charitable giving during their most recently reported fiscal years

By Jane Yu September 8, 2013 midnight share »

OC Cities Add Hires to Reverse Trends of Recession

Orange County’s cities grew modestly last year. Gains were seen on several fronts—population, general fund revenues and city employees. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST CITIES list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu August 24, 2013 midnight share »
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HMOs Show Orange County Membership Jump

Health maintenance organizations grew at a steady pace over the past year in Orange County. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST HMOs, PPOs list for download (pdf)

By Vita Reed August 17, 2013 midnight share »
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Dental Health Plans See Modest Growth in Past Year

Managed dental care plans grew slowly during the past year. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST HMOs, PPOs list for download (pdf)

By Vita Reed August 17, 2013 midnight share »
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OC’s Wealthiest-er

Orange County’s richest have reached new highs in terms of combined wealth and billionaires.

By Mark Mueller August 4, 2013 midnight share »
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100 Pass ‘Best’ Test

This week’s Business Journal lists includes 100 companies that earned the distinction, the highest number yet for the annual compilation, which started in 2009 with 40 companies. Includes the 2013 OC's BEST PLACES TO WORK list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu July 28, 2013 midnight share »
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How Best Companies Make Lists

The Business Journal’s Best Places to Work lists are the result of months of surveying workers and management at local employers. Includes the 2013 OC's BEST PLACES TO WORK list for download (pdf)

July 28, 2013 midnight share »
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Fixer-Upper Contractors Post Biggest Gain in Decade

Orange County’s largest tenant improvement contractors last year had their busiest year for billings in more than a decade. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST TENANT IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller July 20, 2013 midnight share »
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Accounting Firms Keep Adding Up New Employees

SPECIAL REPORT - ACCOUNTING: Orange County accounting offices continue to grow, expanding employment for a second year in a row after a three-year string of job cuts during the recession. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST ACCOUNTING FIRMS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu July 14, 2013 midnight share »
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Firms Manage to Grow Along With Their Clients

SPECIAL REPORT - ACCOUNTING: The largest management consulting firms in Orange County collectively grew local employment over the past year. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu July 14, 2013 midnight share »
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Restaurant Chains Accelerate Out of the Downturn

Orange County-based restaurant operators sped past the recession and focused on growth last year. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST RESTAURANT CHAINS list for download (pdf)

By Kari Hamanaka June 29, 2013 midnight share »

Completed Projects Up But More Room for Growth

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT: Orange County saw an uptick in grand-opening ceremonies last year, but commercial developers are waiting for many of the area’s biggest projects. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST COMMERCIAL DEVELOPERS list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller June 16, 2013 midnight share »
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Exec Shifts, 5% Gain on Jobs at Apparel Companies

Change has been the one constant so far this year for Orange County’s apparel industry. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST APPAREL COMPANIES list for download (pdf)

By Kari Hamanaka June 2, 2013 midnight share »
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Employment Agencies Post Smaller Gain Amid Job Growth

Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu May 18, 2013 midnight share »
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Biggest SBA Lenders Give OC Borrowers $161.3M

SPECIAL REPORT - SMALL BUSINESS: Biggest SBA lenders post increase. Includes the 2013 OC's BIGGEST SBA LENDERS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu May 5, 2013 midnight share »
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Computer Product Makers Shrank Following Job Gains

The county’s largest computer product makers shed jobs at a modest clip in the past year, reversing two straight years of employment gains. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST COMPUTER PRODUCTS COs list for download (pdf)

By Chris Casacchia April 28, 2013 midnight share »
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Blizzard Once Again OC’s Biggest Software Employer

Blizzard regains title as OC’s largest software employer. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST SOFTWARE COMPANIES list for download (pdf)

By Chris Casacchia April 28, 2013 midnight share »
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Aerospace, Defense Contractors Steady on OC Jobs

Aerospace, defense contractors steady on employment here. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST AEROSPACE & DEFENSE CONTRACTORS list for download (pdf)

By Chris Casacchia April 20, 2013 midnight share »
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Ad Agencies Post 5.2% Gain on Capitalized Billings

SPECIAL ISSUE - ADVERTISING, PRINTING & GRAPHICS: Ad agencies see gains. Includes the 2013 OC's TOP ADVERTISING AGENCIES list for download (pdf)

By Kari Hamanaka April 13, 2013 midnight share »
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Printers Post Gain

SPECIAL ISSUE - ADVERTISING, PRINTING & GRAPHICS: Printers also up. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST COMMERCIAL PRINTERS list for download (pdf)

By Kari Hamanaka April 13, 2013 midnight share »
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Value Line on Top Public Cos.: $115B

SPECIAL ISSUE: PUBLIC COMPANIES - Value line on top public companies: $115 billion. Includes the 2013 OC's TOP PUBLIC COMPANIES list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller April 6, 2013 midnight share »
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Real Estate Brokers Continue Gains

SPECIAL REPORT - COMMERCIAL LEASING GUIDE: Apartment deals power gains for brokers. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERS list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller March 31, 2013 midnight share »

A Mixed Year in Commercial Property Management

SPECIAL REPORT - COMMERCIAL LEASING GUIDE: Property managers steady in 2012. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGERS list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller March 31, 2013 midnight share »

Title Insurers Ride Refi Wave to 44% Jump in 2012

SPECIAL REPORT - TOP REAL ESTATE DEALS: Title insurers ride refi wave to 44% jump in 2012. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST TITLE INSURERS list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller March 17, 2013 midnight share »
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Minority-Owned Businesses Near $11B in Annual Revenue

Minority-owned businesses near $11 billion in annual revenue. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES list for download (pdf)

By Chris Casacchia March 10, 2013 midnight share »
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More Buyers Than Sellers as Locals Top 300 Deals

Overview of last year’s action. Includes the 2013 OC's TOP OC BUYERS & SELLERS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu March 10, 2013 midnight share »
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Homebuilders Up 3%, Still Well Shy of Peak Years

SPECIAL REPORT - RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE: Homebuilders up 3%. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST HOMEBUILDERS list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller February 24, 2013 midnight share »
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Commercial Banks Continue Gains on OC Deposits

SPECIAL REPORT - BANKING: Commercial banks in Orange County continued a steady pace of growth last year. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST COMMERCIAL BANKS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu February 17, 2013 midnight share »
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Environmental Consultants Up 2.2% on OC Billings

Environmental consultants up 2.2% on OC billings. Includes the 2013 OC's TOP ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS COs list for download (pdf)

By By Samar Khoury February 2, 2013 midnight share »

Foreign-Owned Cos. at Home on OC Hires

Local hiring among the largest foreign-owned companies in OC bounced back in 2012 after near freeze in ’11. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST FOREIGN-OWNED COs list for download (pdf)

By Kari Hamanaka January 27, 2013 midnight share »
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Firms Steady on Attorney Hires; Gain on Support Staff

Firms steady on hires of attorneys; gains on support staff. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST LAW FIRMS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu January 19, 2013 midnight share »
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Hotels Get Lift With Meeting Space Steady for Biggest Here

A standstill in construction of new meeting room space should help hotels continue their recovery into this year. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST HOTEL MEETING SPACE list for download (pdf)

By Kari Hamanaka January 12, 2013 midnight share »
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Organizations’ Revenue Nears $1 Billion on 4% Gain

ABOUT THE LIST: NONPROFITS - Organizations’ revenue nears $1 billion on 4% gain. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST NONPROFITS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu December 1, 2012 midnight share »
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Biggest Employers Manage 1% Gain

ABOUT THE LIST: OC’s biggest employers grew their collective work force by 1% in the last 12 months. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST EMPLOYERS list for download (pdf)

By Chris Casacchia November 24, 2012 midnight share »
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OC Chipmakers Extend Streak With 3% Jobs Gain

The largest chipmakers based in Orange County saw local employment rise at a 3% clip in the last 12 months. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST CHIPMAKERS list for download (pdf)

By Chris Casacchia November 17, 2012 midnight share »
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OC Banks’ Assets Rise by 4%; Hiring Surges 28%

SPECIAL REPORT: Orange County banks’ assets rise by 4%; hiring surges 28%. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST COMMERCIAL BANKS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu November 10, 2012 midnight share »

OC Credit Unions Post 6% Assets Climb to $15.43B

SPECIAL REPORT: OC-based credit unions remained in growth mode during a 12-month span through June. Includes the 2012 OC-BASED CREDIT UNIONS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu November 10, 2012 midnight share »
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Public Fastest-Growers Up 27%;

Public fastest-growers up 27%. Includes the 2012 OC's FASTEST GROWING PUBLIC COs list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller November 3, 2012 midnight share »

About the Fastest-Growing Public Companies List

About the fastest-growing public companies list. Includes the 2012 OC's FASTEST GROWING PUBLIC COs list for download (pdf)

By Jerry Sullivan November 3, 2012 midnight share »
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Broker Adds Employees to Boost Morale, Business

SPECIAL REPORT: BEST PLACES TO WORK - Staying positive and hiring sensibly helped lift employee morale at Burnham. Includes the 2012 OC's BEST PLACES TO WORK list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu October 28, 2012 midnight share »

80 Go for Extra Credit on Additional Questions

SPECIAL REPORT: BEST PLACES TO WORK - The Business Journal added a few questions for the companies that applied for this year’s Best Places to Work lists. Includes the 2012 OC's BEST PLACES TO WORK list for download (pdf)

October 28, 2012 midnight share »
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How Companies Make Our List

SPECIAL REPORT: BEST PLACES TO WORK - How companies make our lists. Includes the 2012 OC's BEST PLACES TO WORK list for download (pdf)

October 28, 2012 midnight share »
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Financial Advisory Firms Add Brokers for 3rd Year

Financial advisory firms add brokers for third year. Includes the 2012 OC FINANCIAL ADVISORS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu October 20, 2012 midnight share »
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OC Cities Pick Up Pace on Job Cuts

Most of OC’s cities cut jobs amid modest population and revenue growth last year.

By Mark Mueller October 13, 2012 midnight share »
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MBA Enrollment Slides for Third-Consecutive Year

SPECIAL REPORT - EDUCATION: MBA enrollment slides for third-consecutive year. Includes the 2012 OC TOP MBA PROGRAMS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu October 6, 2012 midnight share »
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Fastest Growers Get Faster

OC’s fastest-growing private companies saw sales rise 37% in the past two years to more than $23.3B. Includes the 2012 OC FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COs list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller September 29, 2012 midnight share »
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About the Annual Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

SPECIAL REPORT - FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES: About the annual fastest-growing private companies list. Includes the 2012 OC FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COs list for download (pdf)

By Jerry Sullivan September 29, 2012 midnight share »
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Architects Post 2nd Yearly Increase in Local Billings

SPECIAL REPORT: ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING - Architects post second yearly increase in local billings. Includes the 2012 OC ARCHITECTURE FIRMS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu September 22, 2012 midnight share »
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Engineering Firms Post 5% Increase in Billings

SPECIAL REPORT: ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING - Engineering firms post 5% increase in billings.

By Jane Yu September 22, 2012 midnight share »
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Medical Device Companies Add 442 Jobs in OC

Heart-valve maker Edwards Lifesciences once again is the largest employer in OC’s medical device industry. Includes the 2012 OC MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANIES list for download (pdf)

By Vita Reed September 16, 2012 midnight share »

Drug Makers Continue to Add Local Employees

The county’s largest drug makers continued to add local jobs during the past year. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST DRUG MAKERS list for download (pdf)

By Vita Reed September 16, 2012 midnight share »
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Restaurant Operators Regain Appetite for Sales Growth

ABOUT THE LIST: Revenue, hiring rose slightly last year for OC’s largest restaurant operators, mirroring the national trend. Includes the 2012 OC-based RESTAURANTS list for download (pdf)

By Kari Hamanaka September 8, 2012 midnight share »
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Private Foundations’ Giving Even With Year Earlier

Private foundations’ giving about flat from year earlier to $139.3 million. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS COs list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu September 2, 2012 midnight share »
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Corporate Donations Up 5% to $123 Million in OC

Donations from corporate foundations were up 5% to $123 million. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS COs list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu September 2, 2012 midnight share »

4% Hiring Uptick First for Telecoms in Six Years

4% hiring uptick first for telecoms in six years. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST TELECOMMUNICATION COs list for download (pdf)

By Chris Casacchia August 25, 2012 midnight share »
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Dental HMOs, PPOs Rise 2% to 2.1 Million Members

Dental HMOs, PPOs rise about 2% to 2.1 million members. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST DENTAL HMO/PPOs list for download (pdf)

By Vita Reed August 18, 2012 midnight share »
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HMO Membership Roughly Even With Year Earlier

HMO membership roughly even with year-ago figure. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST HMOs list for download (pdf)

By Vita Reed August 18, 2012 midnight share »
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Rebound Means 8% Employment Uptick at PR Firms

Rebound means 8% employment uptick at public relations firms. Includes the 2012 OC's PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRMS list for download (pdf)

By Heidi Kulicke August 12, 2012 midnight share »
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New Math on OC’s Wealthiest

New Math on OC’s Wealthiest—more entries, big giveaway factors this year. Includes the 2012 OC's WEALTHIEST list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller August 5, 2012 midnight share »
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OC's WEALTHIEST 1-10

SPECIAL REPORT: Profiles of Orange County’s Wealthiest - 1-10

August 5, 2012 midnight share »
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Brokers Post 13% Revenue Rise, 18% Surge in Jobs

ABOUT THE LIST - Business better last year for Orange County’s largest insurance brokers. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST INSURANCE BROKERS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu July 28, 2012 midnight share »
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Tenant Improvement Work Dips on Smaller Field

ABOUT THE LIST: Lack of new commercial real estate construction in OC puts damper on area’s volume of tenant improvement work. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST TENANT IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller July 22, 2012 midnight share »
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Accounting Firms Post 4.7% Increase in Local Jobs

ABOUT THE LIST: Accounting firms post almost 5% increase in jobs.

By Jane Yu July 14, 2012 midnight share »

Consultants Post First Uptick in Hires Since 2008

ABOUT THE LIST: Management consultants boost hires. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST MANAGEMENT CONSULTING FIRMS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu July 14, 2012 midnight share »
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Women-Owned Businesses Post 4% Sales Increase

ABOUT THE LIST: Thirty largest women-owned businesses in Orange County collectively see increase in revenue, number of employees. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu July 7, 2012 midnight share »
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Electronics Makers’ Local Jobs Hold About Steady

ABOUT THE LIST: Contract electronics makers hold about steady on local jobs. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST ELECTRONICS MAKERS list for download (pdf)

By Chris Casacchia June 30, 2012 midnight share »
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Revenue, Jobs Rise for Private Cos.

ABOUT THE LIST: Fragile economy wasn’t enough to keep OC’s largest private companies from posting a third consecutive year of gains. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST PRIVATE COMPANIES list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller June 24, 2012 midnight share »

Aerospace Companies Took Flight During Past Year

ABOUT THE LIST: OC’s largest aerospace and defense contractors add 1,600-plus jobs during 12 months through May. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST AEROSPACE & DEFENSE CONTRACTORS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu June 24, 2012 midnight share »

By the Numbers - OC PRIVATE COMPANIES (250+ EMPLOYEES)

There are 172 privately owned companies in Orange County that have 250 or more employees.

June 24, 2012 midnight share »
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Slow Commercial Progress in 2011 at 251,000 SF

SPECIAL REPORT: OC sees slow commercial progress in 2011 at 251,000 square feet. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST COMMERCIAL DEVELOPERS list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller June 16, 2012 midnight share »

Construction Cos. Report 1% Uptick for Second Year

SPECIAL REPORT: Construction companies report 1% uptick for second year. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES list for download (pdf)

By Mark Mueller June 16, 2012 midnight share »
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VC Firms Boosted OC Investments by 71% in 2011

Local venture capital investments increased in 2011 after falling two years in a row. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS list for download (pdf)

By Jane Yu June 9, 2012 midnight share »