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:


 UC Riverside Researchers Create a 'Window to the Brain'


Zipcar Program Comes to California Baptist University 


Nature Spotter App Allows Users to Send Photos to Naturalists


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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' 
Sept 25
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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
September 10, 2013
Nordstrom Rack to Open at Riverside Plaza in 2014

Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. announced on September 5, 2013 their plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Riverside Plaza. The approximately 45,000-square-foot store is slated to open in spring 2014. Riverside Plaza is owned and managed by Vestar.

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering customers a wide selection of on-trend apparel, accessories, and shoes at an everyday savings of 30-70% off regular prices. The Rack carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and and specially purchased items from many of the top brands sold at Nordstrom. The Rack provides the ultimate treasure hunt to style-savvy customers. (Read more...)

Two Riverside Shopping Centers Acquired in $20 Million Sale 

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, one of the most dominant retail investment groups in the western United States and a market leader in the sale of retail properties, announced September 5, 2013 that the company negotiated the sale of more than 122,000 square feet of retail space in Riverside, Calif., totaling more than $20 million, with the sale of Michaels Plaza and Stater Bros. Plaza. 

"Michaels Plaza is located at one of the busiest intersections in the city of Riverside and benefits from unparalleled retail synergy directly across the street from the 1.2-million-square-foot Galleria at Tyler, the most prominent regional mall in Riverside County," said Edward B. Hanley, president of Hanley Investment Group. (Read more...)

UC Riverside Named a 'Best Value School' by US News & World Report

The University of California, Riverside has once-again been recognized as a "Best Value School" and was lauded for its diversity in the U.S. News & World Reports Best College Guide, released on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

"We know that rankings like the U.S. News and World Report and Washington Monthly surveys are widely followed by potential students as well as current students, alumni, faculty and staff," said UC Riverside Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Dallas Rabenstein. "As a result, we are pleased to once again be ranked as one of the nation's top research universities." (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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