2011 Orange County Business Leaders Survey Predicts Strong Growth - Allen Matkins UCIrvine

IRVINE -- June 1, 2011 -- The Second Annual Orange County Business Leaders Survey conducted by the UCIrvine Paul Merage School of Business and the law firm of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP shows a marked optimism shared by Orange County executives.

Notably 63.6% of the respondents felt that the Orange County economy would improve in the next year compared with only 38.5% the previous year -- an increase of over 25%. Respondents were more bullish about the Orange County economy than the national economy -- a reversal from last year's survey.