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.
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.