Monthly Archives: December 2015

Orange County high-tech venture capital funding

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12-15-15_OCVCFUNDINGHigh-tech investment volume has grown in five consecutive quarters with the software industry attracting the highest amount of venture capital funding. With $467.6 million raised so far in 2015, total year-to-date funding is 120.1 percent higher compared to the same time last year. The funding is concentrated in the Airport Area and South County… Read More

Martin Potts featured on about increasing development activity in SoCal

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12-8-15_ConstructionLast month JLL announced that they would acquire development services firm Martin Potts & Associates Inc. to meet the increasing demand of construction and redevelopment activity in Southern California. Martin Potts sat down with for an exclusive interview to discuss the acquisition of his firm, key factors driving the uptick in demand and what we can expect from construction moving into 2016. … Read More

Orange County employment update │ November 2015

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12-1-15_Orange County Economic Overview_Employment update_November 2015_Page_1In October, Orange County gained 13,900 jobs with the following sectors recording the biggest changes: Educational & Health Services (+9,500) and Leisure & Hospitality (+7,400). Over the last 12 months, Orange County added 41,000 jobs. The County’s unemployment rate increased to 4.3 percent from 4.0 percent the month prior, remaining lower than the California (5.7 percent) and national (4.8… Read More