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Why OC? Significant cross-county worker flows provide employers with a large talented labor pool

  • ​Located at the epicenter of Southern California, Orange County firms are able to recruit highly educated and talented employees from the entire region.
  • Southern California has among the largest county-to-county worker flows in the nation; 41.6 percent of workers in Orange County commute from outside the area.
  • Metrolink, one of the region’s main transit systems, records that 60 percent of riders travel across county lines and 81 percent of weekday trips are work-related.
  • The diversifying Orange County economy has been integral in companies attracting employees from throughout Southern California.​

Source: JLL Research, U.S. Census Bureau, Metrolink​

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