Irvine Ranked in Survey as California’s Best Place to Start a Business

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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(Orange County Register)

Irvine was ranked California’s best big city to start a business, in a recent survey by WalletHub. 

WalletHub’s review of 21 economic and demographic metrics for 100 large U.S. cities created an overall national ranking from breakdowns for each locale’s business environment; access to resources; and business costs.

Seventeen California cities made the 100-city scorecard:

  1. Irvine: No. 20 overall in the U.S.— No. 6 environment; No. 1 resources; and No. 97 in costs.
  2. Long Beach: No. 26 overall — from No. 14 environment; No. 32 resources; and No. 82 in costs.
  3. Fresno: No. 27 overall — No. 47 environment; No. 56 resources; and No. 35 in costs.
  4. Oakland: No. 30 overall — No. 8 environment; No. 7 resources; and No. 92 in costs.
  5. Stockton: No. 32 overall — No. 57 environment; No. 21 resources; and No. 48 in costs.
  6. Los Angeles: No. 35 overall — No. 15 environment; No. 29 resources; and No. 85 in costs.
  7. San Diego: No. 39 overall — No. 12 environment; No. 31 resources; and No. 89 in costs.
  8. San Francisco: No. 42 overall — No. 1 environment; No. 6 resources; and No. 100 in costs.
  9. Sacramento: No. 49 overall — No. 36 environment; No. 71 resources; and No. 66 in costs.
  10. San Bernardino: No. 52 overall — No. 53 environment; No. 85 resources; and No. 28 in costs.
  11. Riverside: No. 63 overall — No. 49 environment; No. 69 resources; and No. 73 in costs.
  12. Santa Ana: No. 68 overall — No. 21 environment; No. 95 resources; and No. 81 in costs.
  13. Chula Vista: No. 71 overall — No. 22 environment; No. 77 resources; and No. 88 in costs.
  14. Bakersfield: No. 75 overall — No. 59 environment; No. 90 resources; and No. 59 in costs.
  15. Anaheim: No. 76 overall — No. 27 environment; No. 88 resources; and No. 84 in costs.
  16. San Jose: No. 80 overall — from No. 34 environment; No. 12 resources; and No. 98 in costs.
  17. Fremont: No. 84 overall — from No. 19 environment; No. 50 resources; and No. 99 in costs.

California ranked #7 among states nationally, with 17 U.S. cities making the cut and one in Top 20: Irvine (20).

For information on Irvine as a destination, visit DestinationIrvine.com. For information on doing business in Irvine, visit GreaterIrvineChamber.com.

 

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