Local businesses play a vital role in creating jobs and growth in Orange’s economy. As our city continues to grow and expand, our community needs places to shop for goods and services, entertainment, dining, and of course places to drink coffee! When consumers spend money locally, they are essentially giving money back to their local community. As more people visit the local businesses, the business will grow in terms of revenue and number of employees. This growth will generate higher levels of revenue, which means that the business will pay more tax. Also, the employer will add employees as the business grows and pays more in payroll tax. The employees of the business probably eat locally, use local gas stations, and make other contributions to the local economy. The taxes generated are used for local purposes, such as public safety, schools, and infrastructure improvements.
Old Towne Orange has become a destination, similar to Main Beach in Laguna Beach, State Street in Santa Barbara, or Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. People from all over the region come to our historic town to experience the charm we have all come to love and respect and shop at our unique collection of merchants.
Respect Orange supports local business in OTO and wants to local businesses to thrive.