The business center in South Coast Metro in Orange County is in a growing commercial and professional area. Close to freeways 405 and 55, the office has direct access to Los Angeles and San Diego, and is next to the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Of the 3,000 or so businesses in the area, more than 500 are in professional, scientific and technical services, with electronics, pharmaceuticals and plastics being key manufacturing sectors. Costa Mesa is also a large retail and wholesale trades center. The nearby South Coast Plaza is among the highest volume regional shopping centers in America, generating more than one billion dollars a year. Light manufacturing is centered in the industrial, southwestern quarter of the city. As hosts of the annual Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa brings in one million visitors. It's within easy reach of the thriving economies of Santa Ana and Irvine.