Orange County Business

Orange County Business


Top industries that support Orange County are reflected by basic employment data. According to the 2002 US Economic Census Bureau, the top three industries that have the highest employment rates include manufacturing, administrative support/waste management, and retail trade, respectively. Manufacturing is the process of creating finished goods from raw materials, such as plastics, apparel and food products, and also includes advanced manufacturing like products developed for biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and aerospace.

The second largest industry is administrative support and waste management. Supporting a population of 3 million people, Orange County demands services of electricity, water, trash and sewage. Each of these systems requires administrative support and waste management. The third largest industry reflects the world-renowned consumer culture in Orange County, which is retail trade. Shopping is one of the County’s most notable pastimes, where some of the most infamous shopping centers are located. In 2002, residents and tourists spent over $35 million in wholesale and specialty stores.





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