Irvine Business Advantages – Run your business from Irvine
Centrally located within Orange County, Irvine is home to over 15,000 businesses and several industry clusters including 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 11th consecutive year among cities with populations of 100,000 or more.
The Irvine City Charter requires all businesses doing business in Irvine obtain a business license. The Irvine business license is free. The utility user tax (UUT) is 1.5 percent which is capped at a maximum of $5,000 per year.
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 technology giants such as Toshiba America Information Systems, Broadcom, Blizzard Entertainment, and Allergan.
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 in the city.
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.
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.
The Irvine Business Park is desirably located on Alton Parkway, and offers multi-tenant units from approximately 1,200 to 5,000 square feet. Two mid-tech buildings offer an additional 100,000 square feet of office space, and the entire business park features unique architectural details, beautiful landscaping, and ample surface parking.