City of Riverside, California
 Seizing Our Destiny 
Weekly Wins
Great projects, initiatives and successes are happening in Riverside everyday; highlights for this week:


 Downtown historic buildings & their eccentric past featured in KCET blog


SBA faith-based business summit finds success in Riverside


 Riverside's Green Fleet earns #1 rank in the nation


 1500 attend health & wellness fair  


Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber Annual Gala & Awards
Wed, 10/17 
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
(click here
for more info)
Intelligent Communities Forum Announces the 
Smart 21 Cities
Sunday, 10/21
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
(click here 
for more info)
Riverside Downtown Partnership Luncheon
Tuesday, 10/23
(click here 
for more info)

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Economic Development News
City of Riverside, California
Office of Economic Development
October 16, 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.
Riverside's Downtown Recognized as One of Best in California

California Planning & Development Report (CPDR) recognized Riverside with an honorable mention for "Best Downtown" in their ranking of California's "Best and Worst Mid-Size City Downtowns".


Paul Shigley, the report's author, stated that: "a sense of place and a feeling of vibrancy were critical in our rankings. We also considered land use mixes, public spaces, architecture, pedestrian friendliness, cultural facilities and activities, and other amenities. But we always get back to how a place feels - and how it makes you feel." (Read more...)

Riverside Community Hospital Named One of Nation's Top Performing Hospitals


(RCH) is one of Healthcare Corporation
of America's (HCA's) 96 hospitals recognized for attaining and sustaining excellence in The Joint Commission's list of Top Performers on Key Quality Measures
  program for 2012. RCH received national recognition as a top performer in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care; and was one of only two hospitals in the Inland Empire to receive this recognition.
Read more...)

Riverside Welcomes a Variety of Shopping & Dining Experiences


Press-Enterprise business reporter, Laurie Lucas, highlights new and soon-to-be new shopping and dining experiences throughout the region in the PE's retail blog. Click here to read Riverside stories recently featured. 

It's all in a name:

Help Riverside Name Two New Entertainment Venues


With the second phase of the Fox Entertainment Plaza nearing completion there is a great deal of excitement surrounding the opening of a new black box theater and exhibit hall. The question is what to call it - that's where the City needs your two cents.


The 'black box theater' is a flexible space designed to accommodate various artistic performances from hip hop to theatrical troupes and emerging bands to lecture series.  The theater will hold up to 225 seats. 

The 'exhibit hall' is designed as a flexible 10,000 square foot open space that can accommodate various exhibitions and larger traveling museum exhibitions.


Click here to share your thoughts; the survey is available through Monday, October 22nd.


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