October 10, 2013
Downtown Riverside

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


 Give Big Riverside Campaign Launched October 1st


Discovery May Improve Insect Repellant 


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 Long Night of Arts & Innovation
Oct 10
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RTA Open House Meeting
Oct 10
(click here)
 GRCC - Demystifying Affordable Care Act for Business
Oct 18
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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
October 8, 2013
Riverside Rated #6 in Providing Healthy Housing

Riverside bucks national trends and offers residents some of the healthiest housing of all US metropolitan areas, according to the US Census Bureau. In its recent report, released on October 1, 2013, the Census Bureau's American Housing Survey rated Riverside as #6 in providing healthy housing. (Read more...) 

City's Web Portal Gains National Recognition
(As published on PE.com)

The City of Riverside's Internet portal has received a "Best of the Web Award" from the Center for Digital Government, a national group that recognizes best practices in Web functionality and e-government services.

The second-place award placed Riverside ahead of cities like Raleigh, N.C. (third), Tampa, Fla. (fourth) and Denver, Colo. (fifth). Other finalists included Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Santa Monica, Washington, D.C., and Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, Va. First place went to Austin, Texas.(Read more...)

Vocademy Has Grand Opening Celebration

Vocademy - "The Place to Learn and Make Anything" - opened  its doors on October 6, at a grand opening celebration. Vocademy is a resource facility for hands-on learning and training in areas such as printing, machinery, woodworking, electronics, sewing, and others.

Vocademy used crowdsource funding through Fundable.com, and reached 155% of their fundraising goal in 4 days.  (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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