Festival of Lights
Nov. 29 - Jan. 4
 Weekly Wins
Great projects, initiatives and successes are happening in Riverside every day; highlights for this week:


    UCR Students Work to Bring Literacy to Underserved Areas


 New Fox Operator Promises Refreshing Mix of Entertainment Options 


 La Sierra University Professor Receives International Emmy 



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What the Healthcare Law Means for Your CA Small Business
December 10
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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
December 3, 2013

With a sell-out crowd of 610 people in attendance and special

 entertainment, Inland Spirit Awards kicked off its 11th Annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards on November 19, 2013 at the Ontario Convention Center. This year the Spirit of the Entrepreneur organizers received 162 nominations and narrowed the selection down to 26 finalists in nine categories from which emerged the nine award recipients recognized for their achievements and celebrated for the Art of Entrepreneurship. 


The Spirit of the Entrepreneur awards helps attract more business investment to the region to help ignite the economic recovery, said Tomas Morales, president of Cal State San Bernardino. (Read more...)

Riverside Among Top-Ranked Cities in the Nation in 2013 Digital Cities Survey

The City of Riverside's efforts to make government more transparent and accessible to residents through the improved use of technology has been recognized with a top-tier finish in the 2013 Digital Cities Survey. Riverside garnered a third-place finish among the top 20 cities of its size that were recognized in the annual awards, which showcase best practices in public-sector information and communications technology. Among cities like Riverside with 250,000 or more residents, Boston finished first. (Read more...)

Business Spotlight:
Phenix Technology, Inc.

Phenix Technology was founded in 1972 by veteran firefighters Ronny Coleman, a former Chief of the San Clemente Fire Dept., and Ray Russell, a former Assistant Chief of the California State Fire Training Division. The company was started with the goal of making safe helmets that could be used for all emergencies across various types of fire and emergency services. 


Having operated for over forty years, Phenix Technology has accumulated a wealth of design knowledge and is a recognized manufacturer and seller of high quality professional fire helmets built to NFPA industry standards. Phenix Technology's fire helmets are used by thousands of firefighters in the United States and worldwide. (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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