Scott Wetzel Wetzel: “Nine of the 13 fastest-growing large-size public companies in Orange County are unrelated to banking or homebuilding.”

COSTA MESA, CA— The emergence of coding-education firms like Coding Dojo and General Assembly is contributing to Orange County’s labor pool of skilled engineers and computer scientists, upping its tech-market mojo, JLL VP Scott Wetzel tells Wetzel recently represented Coding Dojo in a new, 12,000-square-foot lease at the Hive, a 190,000-square-foot creative-office campus at 3333 Susan St. here, the tenant’s first Orange County location. The pioneer in the coding bootcamp space currently has other locations in Los Angeles; Silicon Valley; Northern California; Seattle; Dallas; Washington, DC; and Chicago.