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 UC Riverside Top Feeder School in the Nation for City Year Program


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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
June 25, 2013
Survey Predicts Solid Hiring in Third Quarter
(As written by Jack Katznak and published in the Press-Enterprise, June 2013) 

Inland Southern California workers looking for jobs could have an easier task this summer, a study by one of the country's largest job placement firms found.  

The survey, released Tuesday, June 11, by Manpower Inc., found that companies will be hiring in San Bernardino and Riverside counties during the third quarter in almost all types of job sectors. Of the firms questioned, 24 percent said they plan to increase their staffing levels in July-September; 8 percent predicted staff reductions. (Read more...)

City Program Provides Tax Breaks for Qualified Historic Building Restoration/Preservation - Application Deadline Friday

The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the Mills Act program through June 28, 2013.

The Mills Act is the single most important economic incentive program in California for the restoration and preservation of qualified historic buildings by private property owners. The Mills Act allows the City to enter into ten-year contracts with owners residential or commercial buildings who actively participate in the restoration and maintenance of their historic properties while receiving property tax relief. The City of Riverside adopted the Mills Act because it recognizes the economic benefits of conserving resources and reinvestment as well as the economic and physical revitalization of older areas, creating cultural tourism, building civic pride, and retaining the sense of place and continuity with the community's past.  (Read more...)

Looking to Expand or Relocate Your Business to Riverside?
RiversideProspector provides dynamic data and sophisticated mapping technologies to help expanding businesses find their perfect location.  

RiversideProspector.com, hosted by the Office of Economic Development, makes access to powerful business information research only a mouse-click away. 

Powerful mapping capabilities include overlays of important site-selection data such as railroads and airports

Using Geographic Information System (GIS) Software, the website provides immediate access to in-depth information that previously took weeks to research. Now, data including dynamic real estate, demographic and industry breakdowns are available free and instantly for the Riverside area, along with a database of available properties with images.

Over 97% of initial site selection screening is done on-line now, and the new website provides immediate access to critical business intelligence that decision makers need to make an investment decision. The site reduces research time from weeks to minutes. (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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