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


 2012 City Spirit Award Honoree a True Riverside Champion


Ryan Bonaminio Park Celebrates Community, Honors Fallen Officer 



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State Payroll Tax Workshop (SBDC)
July 10
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Open for Business (SBDC)

July 11
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Lunch & Learn
July 16
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Pick Power Breakfast
July 18
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Nonprofits: Getting Your Supporters Involved
July 19
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Office of Economic Development News
July 2, 2013
California Governor Signs Budget that Brings UC Riverside School of Medicine Long-sought State Funding 

University of California, Riverside, June 27, 2013 -  A budget compromise worked out and signed today by Gov. Jerry Brown means that UC Riverside's School of Medicine will receive full and continuous funding of $15 million per year - long-sought assistance that enables the school to flourish and greatly facilitates its ongoing accreditation.

The $15 million for the UCR medical school was included in the 2013-14 state budget and budget trailer bills adopted by the California State Legislature on June 14 and 15. The budget provides for an increase in the University of California (UC) base budget of $125.1 million for the new fiscal year, along with approval for UC to restructure its bond debt, generating an estimated $80 million annually for the next decade. Funding for the UCR medical school will now be part of UC's base budget annually going forward. (Read more...)

Riverside County Workforce Development Offers Services for Businesses as well as Jobseekers

Business owners know that much of their success depends on their employees. Finding well-trained, reliable workers who take pride in doing their jobs well can mean the difference between a business struggling or flourishing.

The Riverside County Workforce Development Center assists businesses and individuals with all facets of employee recruitment and training. Businesses may also be eligible for a variety of hiring and tax incentive programs available through the Workforce Development Center. (Read more...)

Community Quality of Life Survey Results Show Riverside Has Tremendous Pride; Positive Opinions about Opportunities for Education, Entertainment and Being Active  

On Thursday, July 27, 2013, a full report by the research institution that conducted the Riverside Community Survey was presented to the Seizing Our Destiny Champions Council and other Riverside leaders. The purpose of the Survey was to gather, analyze and share actionable data about the opinions of Riversiders regarding their quality of life, and to spark community-wide engagement for improvements. 

The Survey was conducted in conjunction with the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis (IAR) at California State University, San Bernardino and was designed to be a research study measuring a sample of Riversiders that matched Census 2010 demographics, but that also allowed for widespread community input and engagement. (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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