City of Riverside, California
Upcoming Events:

Latino Network Annual Awards Luncheon 
Fri, Mar 15
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Lunch & Learn 
Tues, Mar 19
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Doing Business with the City/County 
Fri, Mar 22
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GRCC Annual Inaugural Celebration 
Wed, Mar 27
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 Seizing Our Destiny 
Weekly Wins
Great projects, initiatives and successes are happening in Riverside everyday; highlights for this week:


 Riverside High Schools Triumph in "Court"


The Raincross Group Celebrates 25 Years by Honoring 25 Riverside Leaders 


Riverside Community Quality of Life Survey Kicks Off on March 16 


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Cool New Tool for Inventive Minds 
Shapeways, Inc.
"Harnesses 3D Printing to help everyone make and share designs with the world, making product design more accessible, personal and inspiring."

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Economic Development News
City of Riverside, California
Office of Economic Development
March 5, 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.
"Doing Business with the City or County" Seminar to be Held March 22 

The City of Riverside welcomes your interest in doing business with them as it processes nearly $240 million in orders and contracts annually.  The City operates under a centralized purchasing division established by its City Charter, and is staffed with professional Procurement & Contract Specialists who are assigned specific commodities to purchase.


On Friday, March 22nd, the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce will be hosting a seminar on doing business with the City or County of Riverside from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The event will showcase the tips, resources and guidelines to get on the bid list for upcoming projects, vendor opportunities and select services with the City and County. (Read more...)

Small Business Exporters Can Win Up to $10,000 in SBA Video Contest

If you export your goods or services around the world and have used a federal government program or assistance to get there, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Visa Inc. want to see your story.


Participants in the "2013 SBA-Visa Export Video Contest" will have a chance to win up to $10,000 in prize money. Video submittals should highlight how the small business became a successful exporter, the benefits of exporting and government programs available to help them export. Eligible small business exporters are encouraged to submit a video to (Read more...)

Powerful Technology Developed in Riverside to Combat Malaria Receives Research Grant from National Institutes of Health
Grant advances technology to beat back Malaria, West Nile, and other deadly diseases impacting over three billion people. 

Olfactor Laboratories, Inc. (OLI) is developing a novel class of spatial, non-insecticidal compounds that manipulate certain blood-feeding insects' primary mechanism used in locating their prey. Blood-feeding insects such as mosquitoes, which spread Malaria, dengue and filariasis, track their prey through carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in breath using their olfactory neurons (sense of smell).


The OLI science team, led by Dr. Michelle Brown, will be using the grant funding to determine which of the CO2 receptor effector molecules in OLI's proprietary and patent pending portfolio of non-toxic and non-insecticidal compounds best disrupt the host-seeking behavior of mosquitos. 


"It's a great partnership for a critical technology," said Abbott. "With technology this powerful, we're happy to begin a partnership with NIH in advancing our field testing and research. We're developing products based on our technology, that I believe, will have true global impact. There is nothing more important our company can be doing at this time," said Dr. Brown. (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