Streetcar Tour, Nov 7, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Downtown Riverside at University Ave/Main St. 
as part of 
Riverside Reconnects feasibility study
Siemen's San Diego Streetcar


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


UCR's Crime-solving Technology 


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 Strategic Business Summit
Nov 7
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10th Annual Veteran's Economic & Business Development Summit
Nov 8
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 Give Big Riverside
Nov 12
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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
November 5, 2013
Beacon Economics Forecast Shows Steady Growth for Inland Southern California 

Beacon Economics presented the 2013 Riverside and San Bernardino Economic Forecast Conference on October 29 in partnership with the UC Riverside Anderson School of Business at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium. The Forecast provided relief with the overall trend that in spite of the political uncertainties in Washington, the economy continues to grow.


The Forecast highlights steady progress stating "Much like the rest of the state and nation, Inland Southern California continues to move forward in its economic recovery." Several key economic indicators have seen positive growth. Spending in the region has been one of the most positive over the last year with taxable sales levels 6.4% higher in the second quarter of 2013 than they were in the same quarter last year. 

(Read more...  

Give BIG Riverside Gears Up for 11.12.13 Day of Giving

"When was the last time you made a BIG difference in a 24-hour period? 

On November 12th, you will have that opportunity!"


That is the premise behind Give BIG Riverside, planned this year for 11.12.13 - November 12, 2013.  Now in its second year, Give BIG Riverside is a 24-hour online giving event engaging residents and donors for the benefit of 112 regional nonprofits.

The Community Foundation, leading a task force of nonprofit and community leaders, is organizing the second annual Riverside Online Giving Day, called Give BIG Riverside, as an opportunity for residents and businesses to support and give BIG collectively to their favorite nonprofit, online, on 11.12.13. (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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