City of Riverside, California
This Thursday!
36th Annual State of the City

Mayor William "Rusty" Bailey delivers his inaugural State of the City address on
January 24, 2013
 Seizing Our Destiny 
Weekly Wins
Great projects, initiatives and successes are happening in Riverside everyday; highlights for this week:


  Riverside's Pick Group Holds Campaign to Increase Volunteerism


 Riverside Honors King's Legacy 


  Former Mayor to Lead UC Riverside Research Center


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Upcoming Events:

State of the City
Thurs, Jan 24
(click here)

Small Business Healthcare Workshop
Tues, Jan 29
(click here)
Save the Date:
Mega Mixer
& Trade Show
Thurs, Jan 31
(click here)

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

Community Calendar 

Tune in to KTIE 590 every Saturday at
2:30 p.m. for the Explore Riverside radio show; this week's guests are the founders of Riverside.IO and StartupIE

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Economic Development News
City of Riverside, California
Office of Economic Development
January 22, 2013 
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.
'Made in Riverside' Features Well-Known Furniture Manufacturer, Flexsteel Industries 

Having been in business for over 118 years, Flexsteel Industries has established itself as an icon in the furniture world. Known best for its quality home furnishings, the company is now a major supplier of recreational vehicle and office seating as well.  The Riverside location is one of five Flexsteel manufacturing facilities nationwide and produces an average of 150 pieces of furniture every day.

In this episode, plant manager David Rivera takes 'Made in Riverside' host Greg Lee around the Flexsteel facility, detailing the history of the company and the legacy of quality furniture products made here in Riverside. (Read more...)
Chamber's Annual Mega Mixer & Trade Show Highlights Local Business at Galleria

Riverside area businesses are getting ready to put their business in the spotlight at the 2013 Mega Mixer & Trade Show presented by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce and Media Sponsor The Press-Enterprise on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at host location Galleria at Tyler.


Exhibitors from a variety of industries including advertising and marketing, dining and hospitality, government departments, schools and universities, financial advisors, and more, will display their latest products, information and exclusive deals.


Stronghold Motorsports Team Drivers, led by seven time AMA Supercross Champion Jeremy "SHOWTIME" McGrath and 2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series ProLite Champion RJ Anderson will sign autographs from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Motorsports Expo, with exhibits by Stronghold Motorsports and Adams Motorsports Park. (Read more...)

Riverside Web Developers Take Home Second Place at the International Consumer Electronics Show  

Earlier this month, a team of three Riverside web developers spent 8 hours hacking away at a new traveler-oriented mobile app in a competition hosted by CEA MoDev and sponsored by The Travel Channel. 

The CEA MoDev Hackathon is where developers compete on the world's technology stage at the International CES. This exclusive event is a live competition to see who's got the best idea and the skills to bring it to life in just one day. Twenty-five teams of up to four people compete for glory and over $25,000 in cash and prizes.  

Riverside.IO (competing as Team Liberty), Gary Gossett, Dani Sparks and Scott Motte, hacked together the app 'Posted - Postcards for the adventurer in you' in under 8 hours. 
(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