Fireball Run Extravaganza!
September 28, 2013
Downtown Riverside

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


 Fireball Run Gives Students Opportunity to Check-In with Mayor Bailey


 "Promise for Education": University of California Relies on Social Media to Financially Support World-Class Education


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Sept 25
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Oct 10
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Oct 29
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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
September 24, 2013
New 'SizeUp' Tool Helps Riverside Businesses Identify Competitive Edge; Helps Create Growth Strategies

If you are a small business owner, you need to know how your business stacks up with the competition in order to succeed. SizeUp will help you manage and grow your business by benchmarking it against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors and suppliers, and locating the best places to advertise. These tools will provide your business valuable industry data and research insights. (Read more...)

Fireball Run Crosses the Finish Line This Weekend

Fireball Run is in full force, and ready for action on September 28th! Fireball Run - the 8-day, 2500 mile rally and race - began its trek across the southwest on September 20 from Longmont, Colorado. Since then, the 40 teams have traveled through rain storms in Alamosa, CO, mud pits in Bloomfield, NM, and are currently on a drive past the Grand Canyon in Arizona. (Read more...)

Long Night of Arts & Innovation to Include Over 700 Activities, Performances & Presentations
Final schedule is available to download.

Riverside's Long Night of Arts & Innovation returns to Downtown Riverside on October 10, 2013 from 4 p.m. to midnight. 

Over 700 events will take place in 20+ locations in Downtown Riverside, including the Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside Auditorium and Events Center, UCR Culver Center, Riverside Metropolitan Museum, downtown Library, Riverside Arts Museum, Main Street Riverside and City Hall. Culinary demonstrations will take place in the area's many fine dining establishments. Innovative chefs will demonstrate their culinary skills, and many downtown Riverside eateries will remain open from 4 p.m. to midnight. Also new this year will be a Curious Kids discovery zone for children ages eight to ten filled with fun, hands-on interactive games, as well as a Long Night passport that school children can get stamped at the various presentations to record their attendance. (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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