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


Riverside's Newest Arts Venue, The Box, Opens with Rave Reviews 


Riversider Strengthens Self and Community Through Dance 


 Students Unearth a Piece of Riverside's History 



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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
June 11, 2013
UC Riverside Natural Sciences and Engineering Ranked Top Ten in the World in Leiden Ranking
The annual ranking objectively measures scientific impact based on research citations and collaboration worldwide  

UC Riverside ranked 10th in natural sciences and engineering in the annual Leiden ranking of the top 500 major universities in the world in terms of research impact. UCR's scientific impact in the natural sciences and engineering exceeded that of Princeton, Yale and Caltech. 

Overall in all sciences, the campus was ranked 35th in the world, and 29th in North America. The rankings come from the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands. This ranking covers citations to research publications from 2008 through 2011. (Read more...)

Inland Southern California Companies Urged to Think Globally
(As reported by Jack Katzanek, Press-Enterprise, on June 6, 2013) 

The old-fashioned Main Street attitude about being up close and personal with one's customers flies in the face of a new way of thinking, which is that it's a big world out there and that Inland Southern California's businesses can be part of it. 

That was one of the messages business leaders and local officials took home from Riverside County's World Trade and Investment Summit. The event, held Thursday, June 6, encouraged companies in the area that manufacture products and offer services to expand their customer bases by exporting.

It is a market with billions of potential customers, in countries that have economies becoming more and more prominent. (Read more...)

Euphony Restaurant and Lounge to Open in Historic Downtown Riverside Train Depot
(As reported by Laurie Lucas, Press-Enterprise, on May 31, 2013)  

Shuttered for more than two years, the historic train station in Downtown Riverside is scheduled to be back on track as a restaurant, lounge and supper club. 

The owners hope that their club, which they describe as a cross between the Improv and the House of Blues offering Southern Creole and American food, agrees with the community. Formerly, the Coffee Depot, the site at 3204 Mission Inn Avenue shares the same parking lot as Sevilla's Restaurant. ( 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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