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



UCR Named A "Best Value College" By Princeton Review


  TEDx Comes To La Sierra University: "Ideas Worth Spreading"


Realizing Her Dream: One Student's Rise to the Top




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App of the Week:

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Convention Center Career-Job Fair  
& Hiring Event
February 4 & 5
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E-Waste Drop Off

February 8
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Good Morning Riverside
February 13
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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
February 4, 2014
 Third Quarter 2013 Shows Significant Retail Sales Gains

The City of Riverside third quarter 2013 sales tax update shows gross receipts for July through September sales were 7.9% higher than the same quarter one year ago. Actual sales rose 9.8% net of accounting anomalies. Robust sales and leasing activity from both new and used car dealers lifted automotive group returns. (Read more...) 

 Downtown Riverside Continues to Thrive in 2014  
(Photo Credit: Press Enterprise, Stan Lim/Staff Photographer)

Downtown Riverside has seen continued investment over the past several years and new interest in dining and entertainment continues to grow. Within the last year alone, downtown has seen several new restaurants, bars, and coffee shops open their doors bringing in new customers to experience the vibrant atmosphere in the historic core. 


One of the new restaurants to open in 2013 is Heroes Restaurant & Brewery whose owner, Nick Montano chose to open his restaurant in Riverside (Read more...)

Business Spotlight:


The Riverside Auto Center is comprised of 13 independent auto dealerships and has been an important part of the local Riverside business community for almost 50 years. The Auto Center is also a significant employer in the City with a combined workforce of over 1,500 employees and the dealers are a major contributor to the City's local tax base as vehicle sales are one of the City's largest sources of sales tax generation. (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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