Fireball Run Extravaganza!
September 28, 2013
Downtown Riverside

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


 Riverside School Bus Driver Celebrated as Local Hero


Riverside Shows Its College Colors


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 Trade Networking Mixer
Sept 19
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 'Pick Power Breakfast':
Steve Pontell
Sept 19
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 'Que Pasa Riverside' Quarterly Business Series
Sept 25
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The Americas Business Forum

Sept 25-26
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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
September 3, 2013
Riverside Hears from Ontario Airport Manager; Works to Increase Support for ONT

On August 27, 2013 the Riverside City Council received a briefing from Ontario International Airport (ONT) Manager Jess Romo. The presentation by Romo opened the door for a candid discussion about Ontario airport operations, challenges and opportunities, as well as the ensuing 'battle' between LAX and ONT. 

According to Romo, the biggest challenge for ONT is that commercial carriers look at a region's average household income as one of the key factors when determining to add more services to one area over another. While Riverside and San-Bernardino counties have a large population base, other peer airports such as Santa Ana (SNA) have more households that fall into the leisure (average household income greater than $75K/year) and business (average household income over $150K/year) traveler categories. Riverside City Councilmember Gardner questioned this statistic, explaining that fringe areas that include West Covina and Claremont should also be accounted for as the ONT service territory doesn't just stop at the county lines.

It is for this reason that a Riverside contingent, organized by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce and included the Riverside Convention & Visitors Bureau, met with Southwest Airlines officials earlier in August. (Read more...)

2013 Riverside-San Bernardino Economic Forecast Set for October 29th 

For the fourth year in a row, the UC Riverside School of Business Administration, the only research-based business school in Inland Southern California, is partnering with Beacon Economics to prepare and present the 2013 Riverside-San Bernardino Economic Forecast Conference. The event is scheduled for October 29, 2013 in Downtown Riverside. 

According to Beacon Economics, these forecast conferences are held in response to a demand for independent, objective analysis about California's major regional economies. The candid, thought-provoking event will go beyond the state and national picture and hone in on the economies and demographics of the Riverside/San Bernardino area, delivering the disaggregated, region-specific information needed by businesses, public agencies and nonprofit organizations. (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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