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Who’s Best in LA & the OC? The Book of Lists @ the Business & Economics Department

Business & Economics Department, Central Library,
Book of Lists


Are you looking for obscure rankings of LA or Orange County commercial real estate brokers, venture capital firms, or PR agencies? Look no further than the Book of Lists. The Los Angeles Business Journal and the Orange County Business Journal publish their annual Book of Lists from business ranking compilations that are featured in each respective bi-weekly journal issue.  To produce The List, these business journals conduct year-round proprietary research on multiple local industries, individuals and companies that are often unique to the geographic area.  The research information is then ranked by various factors such as revenues, number of employees, contract value or enrollment.  Each listing includes company/institution name, address, telephone number, website, contact person, job title, rank in list, and criteria for ranking. 

Local area compilations of top rank data in the Book of Lists provide valuable leads for marketing lists, sales data, job prospects and competitive analysis.  To view the most recent edition of Lists (Los Angeles Business Journal) and the Orange County Business Journal Book of Lists, visit the Business & Economics Department information desk at the Central Library.

Sample entry from the Lists (Los Angeles Business Journal)

Lists (Los Angeles Business Journal)
R 338.09794 B7245 (Folio)
Current edition: 2013

Lists Contents:

Accounting Firms

MBA Programs

Advertising Agencies

Meeting Facilities


Minority-Owned Businesses

Architecture Firms

Money Management Firms

Auto Dealerships

Motion Picture Distribution Companies

Aviation Companies



Office Leases

Best Places to Work in LA

Performing Arts Venues

Biotech/BioMed Firms

Private Education Companies

Business Improvement Districts

Private Equity Firms

Chambers of Commerce

Production Companies

City Contractors

Property Management Firms

Colleges - Community

Property/Casualty Insurers

Colleges & Universities - 4 year

Public Companies

Commercial Developers

Public Relations Firms

Commercial Interior Design Firms

Radio Stations

Commercial Real Estate Brokers

Private Companies

Construction Projects

Private-Sector Employers

Contingency Search Firms

Residential Real Estate Brokerages

Corporate Philanthropy

Residential Real Estate Developers

Credit Unions

Restaurant Chains

Employee Benefit Consultants/Managers

Retail Centers

Environmental Firms

Retained Executive Search Firms

Executive Compensation

SBA Lenders

Fastest Growing Private Companies

Savings & Loans

Financial Institutions

Securities Brokerage Firms


Shipping Lines


TV Stations/Networks

General Contractors

Talent Agencies

Health Insurers

Telecommunications Companies

Highest Assessed Properties

Temporary Placement Firms


Tourism Business Improvement Districts


Travel Agencies/Vendors

Insurance Brokerage Firms


Labor Unions

US Headquarters of Foreign Companies

Law Firms

Women-Owned Businesses

Private Companies

Venture Capital Firms

Private-Sector Employers

Wealthiest Angelenos


Orange County Business Journal Book of Lists
R 658.03 O63-1 Folio
Current edition: 2013

Book of Lists Contents:

Accounting Firms


Advertising Agencies

Hotel Meeting Rooms

Aerospace & Defense Contractors


Apparel Makers

Insurance Brokers

Architecture Firms

Law Firms


Management Consultants

Best Places to Work

MBA Schools


Medical Device Makers

Commercial Banks

Minority-Owned Businesses

Commercial Construction Companies


Commercial Developers

OC Cities

Commercial Printers

OC’s Wealthiest

Commercial Property Managers

OC-Based Commercial Banks

Commercial Real Estate Brokers

OC-Based Credit Unions

Computer Products Companies

OC-Based Restaurant Chains

Contract Electronic Makers


Dental HMOs/PPOs

Private Companies

Drug Makers

Public Companies


Public Relations Firms

Employment Agencies

Savings and Loans

Engineering Companies

SBA Lenders

Environmental Consultants

Shopping Centers

Fastest Growing Private Companies

Software Companies

Fastest Growing Public Companies

Telecommunication Companies

Financial Advisers

Tenant Improvement Contractors

Foreign Owned Companies

Title Insurers


Venture Capital Firms


Women-Owned Businesses