Orange County Retail
+ Orange County ranks 4th nationally in retail sales per household at $57,287+.
+ Household incomes are 2.1 times the national average.
+ Average household incomes, food away from home spending and retail goods spending are all nearly two times the U.S. national average.
City of Irvine
+ Irvine is among the best U.S. small cities (population 20,000 to 200,000) in which to start a business for 2009, according to - Business Week.
+ Business Week magazine named Irvine as one of the ''20 Cities Best Suited to Withstand a Recession''.