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How bad is Orange County’s housing crisis?

Orange County’s future prosperity depends on its ability to attract well-paying jobs, but its efforts are woefully inadequate when compared with those of other regions. That was the message two Chapman University researchers delivered Friday to 200 business leaders at the Orange County Forum, a local civic group, as they laid out a panoply of grim …

How bad is Orange County’s housing crisis?

It’s bad. California ranks 49th in the country for housing units per capita, which is not surprising given that from 2005 to 2015 only 22 new home permits were filed for every 100 new residents. Benchmarked against other states, we are short 2 million units. Make that 3.5 million to meet pent-up demand and future …

Disruptive politics

Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen coined the term “disruptive innovation” in 1995, describing a process by which something new replaces an established product or service and shakes up the industry or creates a completely new industry.  According to WhatIs.com, disruptive innovation lacks refinement, often has performance problems, appeals to a limited audience and may …

Indicator Newsletter for January 10, 2017

Breaking news: Governor Brown releases $177.1 billion budget proposal; Adapt. Connect. Transform. 2017 will be the year of interesting times; Will you Adapt, Connect and Transform? OCBC’s Annual Dinner – Feb. 16, Register now!; Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva visits OCBC, promises to protect Prop. 13; Santana: Local officials have the power to alleviate housing crisis; Uber shares …

The Surprising Cities Where You’ll Find America’s Newest and Oldest Homes

Ah, it’s a new year, fresh with promise and resolutions that haven’t yet been broken. And if you’ve resolved to buy a home this year, that’s another new experience. So why not buy a new new home? After all, you’ll get the latest designs, up-to-date appliances, minimal maintenance costs in the early years, and the satisfaction of knowing …

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