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Economic Development

Overview
Under direction of the City Manager’s Office, the Economic Development Division is responsible for the management and administrative oversight of economic development programs throughout the city including business attraction, business retention, site selection and entitlement assistance. In addition to providing economic development assistance and programs, the division also provides support for  student filming requests, and administers the wind-down activities of the former Orange Redevelopment Agency serving as staff for the Successor Agency to the Orange Redevelopment Agency, and the Oversight Board of the Successor Agency.

Business Development

The City’s Business development programs support the Orange business community through an array of services to help to attract new businesses to the city and assist existing business with expansion opportunities.  The Economic Development team works to promote the city, provide outreach to brokers, develop relationships with existing businesses, and craft incentive packages through the Sales Tax Sharing Ordinance.

Successor Agency

Upon the dissolution of the Orange Redevelopment Agency (ORA) on February 1, 2012, the City of Orange elected to create a Successor Agency to wind down the affairs of the former Redevelopment Agency. This Successor Agency to the Orange Redevelopment Agency oversees all assets, properties, contracts, leases, and records of the ORA. The City of Orange is the Housing Successor Agency to the ORA, assuming the housing obligations of the former Redevelopment Agency.

Oversight Board

The City Council took action on January 10, 2012 by adoption of Resolution 10625 to create the Successor Agency to the Orange Redevelopment Agency (SAORA).The SAORA is subject to an Oversight Board which has fiduciary responsibilities to the holders of enforceable obligations and the taxing entities that benefit from distributions of property tax and other revenue.

Student Filming

Student film permits are required for any student filming, personnel or equipment placement, or vehicle parking that occurs in the public right-of-way. For more information, please contact Sally Trejo at (714) 288-2580 or strejo@cityoforange.org. For commercial filming, please contact Paul Sitkoff at (714) 288-2590 or psitkoff@cityoforange.org.  
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