In Orange County, fashion trumps the economy. After an 8 million dollar house gets forclosed in Newport Beach, seems looking good is more important than a roof over your head.
High-End Denim Store opens in South Coast Plaza
“Last year, sales of women’s denim priced below $25 fell 11 percent to $3 billion and those priced from $25 to $50 fell 2 percent to $2.9 billion. And sales of women’s jeans priced from $50 to $75 were flat. However, sales of women’s jeans priced at more than $75 jumped 26 percent to $803.2 million last year, according to The NPD Group.”
Goodrich Corp. opened its new, 105,000-square-foot facility in Brea. Orange County will see an increase in employment with this opening.
The Brea facility will design, develop and produce aerospace-related technology such as rescue hoists, digital data systems and in-flight entertainment products. The site employs about 260 workers in engineering, manufacturing and administrative positions.
“Our business is growing, and consolidating our two nearby sites into the Brea location allows us to better leverage our talented work force and other resources to grow our business for years to come,” Mark Skarohlid, vice president and general manager for the business segment, says in a company press release.
Brea & Orange County out of work employees welcome Goodrich.
As a small business owner in Orange County, you need information that will help you understand the local economy and get localized business news for the Orange County area. Here are a few online sources for Orange County business news:
Orange County Business Journal
Each week, the Orange County Business Journal delivers the most complete package of news and information on Orange County’s companies, industries and business people. The Orange County Business Journal is required reading for Orange County executives, managers and professionals—written in an up-tempo, breezy style that reveals the drama, excitement and fun in business.
Orange County Register Business Section
The Orange County Register offers business news on many industries including real estate, retail, small business, and the local economy. Get access to local Orange County blogs, online columns and important Orange County small business news to keep up to date with the everyday economy of Orange County.
OC Weekly Orange County News
A traditional newspaper moved online focuses on Orange County news, events, restaurants & music. Small Business news offered by online columns and local blogs to help local merchants stay up to date with small business news in Orange County.
Gas prices are high and are up 57 cents in a month to an average of $4.35 in Orange County this February. Orange County delivery trucks and gas stations aren’t the only businesses impacted.
But how about those other Orange County businesses? The variety says a lot about how rising prices of one commodity spreads throughout the world economy.
And none of the Orange County businesses expects gasoline prices to drop back to the former level.
The Orange County Small Business Development Center (OCSBDC), is an economic development program of the district, offers no cost business consulting services and low cost training seminars to small business owners and future entrepreneurs in the Orange County are. The Small Business Development Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.
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