Irvine is continuing its well-earned reputation as a top incubator for new businesses, new talent and innovative ideas. Mayor Steven Choi, PhD touched on these themes on Tuesday with his 3rd State of the City address. Irvine and its businesses community enjoy a unique and productive relationship with UC Irvine, which provides partnerships, critical scientific research, and highly educated graduates for companies in Orange County region.
The Mayor shared the many successes enjoyed by the City of Irvine, including three well deserved rankings that highlight Irvine’s status as a top destination for businesses and families:
# 1 in California for Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live in 2014
# 1 in 24/7 Wall Street’s 2014 listing of Best Run Cities
# 3 Best California City for Young Adults …
It was apparent at the address that Irvine’s tradition of producing bright minds for the future starts very early. Among the many attendees on Tuesday was Neah Lekan, a 14 year old student who founded the nonprofit OC Science that provides elementary and middle school students the opportunity to compete in science fairs. Neah and OC Science are holding a science fair at the OC Fairgrounds this year from April 20th-26th. He is also leading the way to have that week designated as OC Science Week. Best of luck to you Neah!
Congratulations to the City of Irvine and Mayor Choi, and look forward to partnering with you for and even more prosperous 2015.