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Want to operate a business and live in a fiscally responsible city? Look to Orange County

  • ​The Fiscal Times compiled a Fiscal Health Index measuring the financial strength of cities with populations greater than 200,000. Orange County had a strong showing in the study with Irvine, Huntington Beach, and Santa Ana generating top five scores, including a perfect 100 for Irvine. The average score of the study was 68, and any score higher than 70 demonstrates fiscal health sufficient to justify AAA credit rating.
  • The scoring system was based on five factors: the ratio of a city’s general fund balance to its expenditures; the ratio of its long term obligations to revenues; the ratio of actuarially determined pension contributions to revenues; change in local unemployment; change in property values.
  • What does this mean for you? The financial strength of a city is key to allocating necessary resources to businesses and residents. Local municipalities that are fiscally responsible are able to provide better services to the companies and individuals of those cities.​

Source: JLL Research, The Fiscal Times​

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