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Chapman University is tackling the issues closest to Orange County that also affect the state of California and even the nation. In three separate reports, Chapman researchers explore issues such as housing prices, homelessness, gun control, government, business growth, economic growth, immigration, and their societal impact.

Below, you’ll find a demographic approach to how Orange County is faring with these issues and seven strategic solutions. There is also a policy approach through a survey of Orange County residents on how they see these issues dictated by their political affiliations – a shift from how Orange County is perceived nationwide. Finally, there is economic data specific to housing prices, interest rates, and business growth.

Read how residents, CEOs and business owners consider these issues, and get insight from our experts about possible solutions.

+ - Orange County Focus Report: Forging Our Common Future

cover of oc focus report This comprehensive report explores Orange County's economic development, the strengths and weaknesses of the county, and how Orange County is benchmarked against other competitive areas.

The report addresses the job market, economic growth, housing costs; and identifies seven strategies that can galvanize change.

View the Orange County Focus Report »

+ - The Chapman University Orange County Annual Survey

cover image of orange county surveyChapman University faculty released a survey of Orange County's social and political attitudes.

The results show Orange County residents' views on a host of issues, including housing, homelessness, gun control and President Trump.

View the Chapman University Orange County Annual Survey »

+ - The California Housing Market

cover of housing market reportIn a two-part series, Dr. Jim Doti and Fadel Lawandy of the Argyros School of Business and Economics offer an economic perspective of California's housing market.

View the California Housing Market presentation »

Contact the Experts

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Joel Kotkin
Orange County Focus Report

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Fred Smoller, Ph.D. 
Chapman University Orange County Annual Survey

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Jim Doti, Ph.D. 
The California Housing Market

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