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Orange County and SoCal:  Local Information



1.  California Business News links to the OC Business Journal, OC Register, San Diego Business Journal, etc.  

2. Lists of Companies has instructions for finding companies by industry and location throughout California, down to local levels.  It also links to the OC Business Journal Book of Lists.

SCAG Local Profiles 
Access: Public
Geography: CA

Southern California Association of Governments is an association of local governments and agencies that convenes to address regional issues.  Profiles covering SCAG constituent cities are released every two years, for these counties:  
Imperial County / Los Angeles County / Orange County / Riverside County / San Bernardino County / Ventura County. 

  • Profiles cover housing, transportation, employment, retail, education, and health.  


OC Business Council
Access: Public
Geography: CA

Produces periodic research reports on the following topics:  Community Indicators, Workforce Indicators, Workforce Housing, and the Retail Environment. 


OC Gov: Facts & Figures
Access: Public
Geography: CA

Demographic information, economic data, strategic priorities and more, from the OC Government.  Of note is the Community Indicators, an annual report that measures the overall quality of life in OC by tracking key indicators of economic, social and environmental well being.


Orange County Auditor-Controller
Access: Public
Geography: CA

The County's source of financial information.  Produces annual reports including 1) the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)- the audited financial statement for the County’s prior fiscal year, and 2) the Citizen's Report-  a summary of key aspects of the CAFR in layman’s terms. 


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Geography: US

Maximum 3 users at once! An easy-to-use interface offering thousands of consumer behavioral data variables that can be used when building custom maps and reports (i.e. spreadsheets).  Register for a free account to save and return to your work.  Coverage is U.S. and granularity includes, counties, cities, zip codes, census block groups, and custom radius.  


California Labor Market Information
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Geography: CA

County and City level labor market information. Includes wage and salary data, occupational projections, employment statistics, and education and training.


US Census County Business Patterns
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Geography: US

Historical economic data at the industry level within US counties. 


California Travel & Tourism Commission
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Geography: CA

Operates the "Visit California" websites to promote the state.  Provides statistics, research, and promotional content to help stakeholder businesses improve their marketing efforts. 


Orange County and SoCal: Healthcare


For a small fee, students and recent grads can join DeviceAlliancea non-profit organization that's
"focused exclusively on promoting the vitality of Southern California’s medical device community." 
Membership benefits include a business directory and job listings.


OC Healthier Together Dashboard 
Access: Public
Geography: CA

Values and comparisons for over 200 health, social, and economic indicators for Orange County.  A product of the OC Health Improvement Partnership, with input from 40+ member organizations.  


MedLinePlus- Directories
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Geography: US

Links to directories for health professionals, services and facilities.


Orange County Business Journal: Book of Lists
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Geography: CA

The Book of Lists supplement issue is simply a compilation of all lists published by OCBJ during the previous year, with the following lists (alphabetically) related to healthcare:  

  • Dental HMOs/PPOs, Drugmakers, HMOs, Hospitals, Medical Device Makers, and PPOs


Orange County Community Indicators
Access: Public
Geography: CA

Annual report that measures the overall quality of life in the Orange County community by tracking key indicators, including a chapter on Health.


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