Centrally located within Orange County, Irvine is home to over 16,000 businesses and several industry clusters: medical device, bio-medical, computer software, and automotive design firms.  Easy freeway, rail and air access to Los Angeles and San Diego Counties, a well-educated workforce, and excellent public services make Irvine an ideal business environment.


The City of Irvine has the unprecedented distinction of being named “America’s Safest Large City” for the sixth consecutive year among cities with populations of 100,000 or more.

Low Taxes

Irvine’s business license is a flat $50 annual fee per business. The utility user tax (UUT) is 1.5 percent which is capped at a maximum of $5,000 per year.

Future Technologies

Irvine is the heart of Southern California’s “Technology Coast,” with more than 40% of Orange County’s high tech and bio-medical companies engaged in research and development. Irvine is home to Toshiba America Information Systems, Broadcom, Blizzard Entertainment, Allergan, and Sage Software./span>

University Connection

University of California, Irvine (UCI) is an emerging research and academic powerhouse with more than $300 million in annual research and development awards. UCI was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Reports as the 13th Best Public University in America and the 44th Best University overall. A community-minded partner, UCI is home to the University Research Park, anchored by Broadcom’s 700,000 square foot campus. UCI collaborates with local industries and public agencies to develop innovative programs and resources.

Commercial & Industrial Space

Irvine’s commercial and industrial space is competitively priced. Over 18 million square feet of Class A corporate office space and 30 million square feet of research and development and industrial facilities exist.

Convenient Transportation

Irvine businesses have access to Metrolink rail stations, regional buses, bicycle paths, the i shuttle system for the Irvine Business Complex area, and convenient access to freeways, toll roads, and John Wayne Airport.


Irvine, an award winning master-planned community, has the distinction of being one of America’s most livable communities (Money Magazine and BusinessWeek.com) with ample opportunities for dining, shopping, recreation, housing, and community services. Home to the 21st century metropolitan Great Park, Irvine balances development with environmental stewardship and strategic planning for a sustainable, prosperous future.


Irvine offers a highly skilled and trainable workforce. In fact, over 95% of our residents above age 25 have a high school diploma with 59% holding college degrees. Irvine is home to a variety of higher-education institutions, most notably—the University of California, Irvine.

Infrastructure & Services

The City of Irvine has won national recognition and awards for its progressive leadership, innovative public services, and fiscally responsible municipal governance. The City’s pursuit of excellence is reflected in its first rate public infrastructure and customer service.

Business Parks

The Irvine Business Park is desirably location on Alton Parkway, and offers multi-tenant units from approximately 1,200 to 5,000 SF. Two mid-tech buildings offer an additional 100,000 SF of office space, and the entire business park features unique architectural details, beautiful landscaping, and ample surface parking.