Irvine is a great place to do business. I have lived in this city for over 18 years, and find this city to be very small business friendly. UC Irvine has a strong local presence, as resources and talented employees are readily available. Additionally, the lifestyle factor is very inviting for new and existing businesses to open up offices in the area. Orange County is probably one of the nicest place in the world, and it shows in the number of physically active young professionals working in this area.