This Thursday: Riverside County World Trade & Investment Summit
 Seizing Our Destiny 
Weekly Wins
Great projects, initiatives and successes are happening in Riverside everyday; highlights for this week:


  LA Times Article Proclaims Downtown Riverside Has "Blossomed Into a Fine Arts and Culture District"


Students Connect Core Values of Cesar Chavez to the 'Real World'


1,000 Synchronized Swimmers Ready to Make Waves in Riverside! 



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World Trade & Investment Summit 

Thurs, June 6 
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Leadership Riverside Commencement 
Fri, June 14
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Downtown Restaurant Week 
June 20-30
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Riverside's Reign as No. 1 'Intelligent Community' Sets Bar, Foundation for Future Prosperity  

This week marks the end of Riverside's one year reign as the 2012 Intelligent Community of the Year.  This prestigious international designation was bestowed by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) in a ceremony in New York City on June 8, 2012.  Riverside was only the 3rd US City to win this award, and the first since New York City was honored in 2001.  This week, a delegation led by Mayor Rusty Bailey will travel to New York City to culminate our reign, and the 2013 winner will be announced on Friday, June 7. 

The Intelligent Community of the Year designation recognizes that Riverside has the core elements in place to thrive in the Broadband Economy, also known as the Information Age.  ICF has identified these core elements as broadband connectivity, knowledge workforce, innovation, digital inclusion and marketing and advocacy. (Read more...)

Downtown Riverside Celebrates Restaurant Week June 20-30  

As the hot spot for the region's trendiest new dining establishments, Downtown Riverside restaurants are getting a chance to showcase their favorite menu items later this month during Downtown Restaurant Week. 

The event is being coordinated by the Riverside Downtown Partnership and will run from June 20-30, 2013.

Diners will enjoy special lunch or dinner menu items at special pricing at each of the participating restaurants*, as well as chances to win gift cards from participating restaurants. (Read more...)

Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of Free Online Trainings Offered by the SBA  

Several local business service agencies, such as the SBDC and local Chambers of Commerce, offer valuable training opportunities on a variety of topics that help small business owners build or operate their businesses more effectively. However, if you are looking specific help on an issue or opportunity and need the information ASAP, you may want to check out the Small Business Learning Center. 

Launched in late 2012, the SBA Small Business Learning Center is an online portal that hosts a variety of self-paced online training courses, quick videos, web chats and more to help small business owners explore and learn about the many aspects of business ownership. (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 
Stay informed and vote!
Ballots are due TODAY, June 4, 2013

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