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 AmPac Tri State CDC is a Certified Development Company of the U.S. Small Business Administration developed as a non-profit corporation to provide SBA 504 loans to new and growing California businesses seeking fixed rate long-term financing with below market interest rates. AmPac Tri State CDC has been established to serve California small businesses as well as faith-based and community groups.


AmPac is a unique CDC in that its board and membership is comprised of financing professionals experienced in turning around companies and investing in new ideas and cutting edge innovation. AmPac has established a Pastor's Advisory Committee that meets with staff and Board to assist the CDC in addressing faith-based and community needs in the state of California.


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Economic Development News
City of Riverside, California
Office of Economic Development
July 17, 2012 

Riverside is being recognized worldwide for its forward looking, cutting-edge approaches to economic development, education, sustainability and technology. Discover the possibilities within this City of Arts & Innovation.


On July 31, 2012, the City of Riverside and AmPac TriState CDC will launch their newest resource for small business owners operating in the City of Riverside.  The Riverside Micro Loan program will be available to assist local small business owners with developing, maintaining, and growing lucrative businesses. Developed through a collaborative partnership between the City of Riverside and AmPac TriState CDC, this program is a reflection of the City's Business First philosophy and exemplifies Riverside's efforts to make help businesses thrive and create local jobs.   


The Riverside Micro Loan is available to small business owners in the City of Riverside who are seeking micro-growth capital for expansion, relocation costs, major purchases and other business needs. The Micro Loans range from $5,000 to $10,000 with interest rates fixed for up to 36 months. (Read more...)


The Explore Riverside mobile

app is now available for free download on the iPhone and Android smartphones.  The mobile app provides information on restaurants, shopping and entertainment as well as current location directions to get you where you want to go.  


Download the Explore Riverside mobile app by visiting Economic Development on the Explore Riverside Web site or by searching for "Explore Riverside" in both the iTunes App Store and in the Android Market.


This Thursday! Site Selection 101: How a Site Selector Really Evaluates Locations 

Featuring Don Schjeldahl, Sierra Nevada Brewery


The label says "Site Selection 101" but you can expect Don to go well beyond the basics. Topics Include:
  • Beyond Land, Labor & Location - New trends in what companies are looking for
  • Locational Analysis I & II - What the client wants from the site selector


Thursday, July 19, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mission Inn, Riverside

Cost: $35   Limited Seating - Register Now!
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Don brings 27 years of site selection experience to the forum from his time with The Austin Company. He recently started a new chapter at Sierra Nevada Brewery - he helped them find a site for their East Coast brewery, and then they hired him! In addition to site location expertise, Don has deep knowledge in issues related to sustainable management.


This event is sponsored by Riverside County EDA, City of Riverside and Riverside Public Utilities.


We invite you to celebrate the achievements and continued progress of this City of Arts & Innovation. Please contact the Office of Economic Development for more information.


Scott C. Barber

City Manager
City of Riverside