sven-linkedin-05-31-2009Sven Johnston is a man on a mission.

The Laguna Niguel resident  and biz dev exec at Escoe Bliss Communications has created a LinkedIn group called We are Orange County.

His desire (and that of almost 2,000 people who have joined him) is to get the #1 social networking site for business to recognize Orange County as a separate entity from “Greater Los Angeles”.

“If you have one person complaining, it’s going to fly under the radar,” Johnston said. “If you suddenly have a group of a 1,000 or more, I imagine an organization would listen.”

The issue cuts to the core of what many view as Los Angeles taking credit for the economic engine that is Orange County.

A county of 3 million people with a GDP equivalent of a small country certainly warrants a breakout, don’t you think?