City of Riverside, California
Office of Economic Development Newsletter
May 14, 2013

The outcome of Measure A will dramatically affect City services.
Stay informed and vote by
June 4, 2013.

Ballots were mailed to voters on May 6, 2013. Ballot must be returned by June 4, 2013. 


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


 Riverside AQuettes Successful at National Team Trials 


Riverside Recognized for Prioritizing Play for Children


University Neighborhood Recognized for Its Love of 'Place' 



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Small Business Resource Expo  

Thurs, May 23
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Legal Issues for Startups  
Thurs, May 23
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World Trade & Investment Summit 
Thurs, June 6 
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Office of Economic Development Team Heads to National Retail Conference & Trade Show Next Week

On May 19th the nation's largest retail conference and trade show, RECon, kicks off in Las Vegas, Nevada, and members of Riverside's Office of Economic Development will be there to promote the city's opportunities to prospective retail, restaurant and entertainment tenants.


RECon is the world's largest gathering of retail real estate professionals and provides the opportunity to network, make deals and learn from industry experts. No other retail real estate convention attracts a worldwide audience of over 30,000 attendees. (Read more...)

StartupIE Hosts a 'Meetup' for Entrepreneurs to Learn About Legal Options for Newly-Formed Companies on May 23  

On Thursday, May 23, 2013 StartupIE is hosting a Meetup for entrepreneurs to learn about legal formation options for their new companies. Sean Varner, Varner & Brandt, is the featured speaker and will be discussing the differences between an S Corp, LLC, C Corp and much more in the overwhelming legal world that small businesses owners have to face.


Meetups are an increasingly popular option for like-minded individuals to connect, get together and learn, do or share their common interests. StartupIE is helping to bring together the burgeoning tech startup community of Inland Southern California. In addition to hosting the monthly Meetups, StartupIE was also a key partner in Riverside's first Startup Weekend held earlier this month. (Read more...)
Riverside County Businesses Tour Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

In an effort to provide local businesses with an up-close and personal look at how port operations can make or break their importing or exporting endeavors, the Riverside County Office of Foreign Trade hosted a tour of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.


Fifty-eight business owners from throughout the county attended the tour, which included a briefing on port activities and economic impacts, as well as the opportunity to meet with Federal SBA representatives. While Riverside County is located approximately 60 miles from the Ports, these U.S. entry-points are the lifeline to exports of billions of products manufactured or grown in Riverside County. (Read more...) 

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. 

We invite you to celebrate the achievements and our continued progress. Please contact the Office of Economic Development for more information.


Scott C. Barber

City Manager
City of Riverside 

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