rvine, California was master-planned to be an economic powerhouse. Strategically located in the heart of Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego, surrounded by major arterial highways, on the perimeter of John Wayne/Orange County Airport, next door to the premier west coast ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, Irvine delivers the benefits of connectedness, proximity and customer accessibility.
Irvine has cultivated a well-deserved reputation as the address of choice for major industry clusters. As the Safest City in America for nine consecutive years, we are home to several Fortune 500 companies and we are proud to support a full spectrum of Life Sciences, Technology and Digital Media, Advanced Manufacturing, R&D and Scientific Testing and Clean Energy companies.
Synergy and opportunity abound. Home to several R&D incubators, HUBs and research projects and supported by a robust professional services sector, Irvine has always been a major Pacific Rim player and a favorite for European and Middle Eastern investment.
While our artfully developed office parks, wide thoroughfares and acres of protected open space are a signature of Irvine, its capacity to deliver, attract and retain high quality talent is one of its greatest strengths. Rooted in Irvine's premier K-12 educational system and its fifteen university and college campuses within its boundaries including the world-renown University of California, Irvine, Irvine can claim an enviable 96% high school graduation rate and 66% advance degree rate.
Our business community makes us stronger. Our public/private partnerships empower us. Our diversity energizes us. Our quality of life inspires us. Our commitment to innovation in all things distinguishes us. And helping you grow your business motivates us. That's what makes Irvine extraordinary.
Over 70% of Irvine businesses surveyed say that they are completely or very satisfied with Irvine as their headquarters for business. Over 60% of Irvine businesses are preparing to add employees or expand in the next twelve months. Irvine businesses are thriving. Grow with us.
For more information contact: Linda DiMario, Senior Director, Economic Development & Tourism Irvine Chamber of Commerce