Advanced Transportation And Renewable Energy

Orange County is quickly becoming a global leader in Advanced Transportation and Renewable Energy, as the industry already employs over 60,000 people. In 2023, Orange County will host a Sustainability Decathlon, a competition that will gather California’s best and brightest to showcase ways to transition to 100 percent renewable energy.

California wants to create 1 million jobs by accelerating the deployment of clean energy technologies, such as utility-scale wind and solar, residential solar, zero-emission vehicles, batteries, and electric appliances, and has mandated that all new cars in the state must be zero emissions by 2035, and Orange County is the perfect access point to this exponentially growing market.

Major Employers in Advanced Transportation and Renewable Energy


5,000 employees

“Boeing has a strong presence in Orange County because of the high quality of life, business-friendly environment, and world-class educational institutions that produce bright and diverse regional talent.”

Rudy Duran, Vice President, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Customer Support

Rivian Southern California

1,400 employees

Southern California Gas Company

1,100 employees

Mazda Motor Company

580 employees

Karma Newport Beach

501 employees

Hyundai Motor America

474 employees

Kia Automotive

396 employees

Advanced Transportation and Renewable Energy Education Programs

Orange County’s universities and community colleges are heavily invested in this industry with the following programs to sustain your business’ talent needs: