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


  UC Riverside Students and Graduates Recognized for Commitment to Public Service


 Light Up a Life Brings Community Together To Honor Hospice Patients 


  Long Night of Arts & Innovation Showcases Riverside's Ingenuity & Creativity


Coming Up:
 Arlington Business Partnership
"Lunch & Learn"
Tues, 11/20
(click here
for more info)
How to Start Your Small Business
Thurs, 11/29
(click here
for more info) 

for more community events, seminars & meetings, go to the

Community Calendar 

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Economic Development News
City of Riverside, California
Office of Economic Development
November 13, 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 Receives Prestigious Economic Development Leadership Award at Southern California Corporate Real Estate Gala


On November 8, 2012, the City of Riverside was honored for their forward-looking economic development practices at the CoreNet Global Southern California REMMYS.


The premier annual event recognizes leadership excellence and best practices in corporate real estate throughout Southern California. Along with the awards ceremony, the evening gala included a high profile silent auction and business networking dinner with proceeds benefitting Junior Achievement of Southern California.


The Leadership in Economic Development award was judged based on criteria that demonstrated creativity and the successful implementation of major win-win projects in a community and/or region in Southern California, emphasizing innovation. The City of Riverside earned the recognition for its Completion Counts learning partnership program. The business-education-government partnership is working aggressively to increase the college-going rate in the community in an effort to build its knowledge-based workforce and future talent capital in the region. (Read more...) 

Riverside Announces OmniPlatform as November's Innovation Honoree 


Every month the City of Riverside recognizes an Innovation Honoree that has helped shaped Riverside's technology landscape. Tonight, November 13, 2012, the City Council will announce OmniPlatform as the November honoree.


Drew Jorgenson, 
President/CEO of OmniPlatform

OmniPlatform's Research and Development is located in Riverside and was founded by Drew Jorgenson who is President, CEO and Chief Software Architect.
Mr. Jorgeson is a graduate of California Baptist University in Riverside and is a member of the Riverside Technology CEO Forum.  He also serves on the SmartRiverside Board.


OmniPlatform provides enterprise technology and cloud services to a growing client base in the United States and internationally.  Their product lines service the needs of start-ups, small and medium sized businesses, as well as Fortune 500 corporations. (Read more...)

Give BIG Riverside is Chance for Community to Help Itself


Today, Riverside joins a growing nationwide trend of holding 24 hour online giving challenges. 


Called Give BIG Riverside, the challenge will be to raise $500,000 for 100 nonprofits located in, or serving, the City of Riverside. From 12:01 am to 11:59 pm, will be accepting donations of all sizes to support worthy causes across the community.


Communities all over the U.S. have raised millions of dollars through these challenges. Some examples: Park City, UT raised $300,000 (with a population of only 7,558; Riverside's population is 300,000); the State of Minnesota raised $14 million; and San Diego - the only other Southern California community to hold a giving day - raised $3 million. (Read more...)


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