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



Remodeled Vision And The Brain: Can We Be Trained To See Better?



Convention Center Brings High Hopes



  Longtime Supporters Leave $1.3 Million to Botanic Gardens




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RDP Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony 
February 20
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RUSD Community Input Meeting
February 24
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Census Data for
Your Business
February 26
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A Celebration of Completion Counts

February 28
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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
February 18, 2014
Riverside Committed to Promoting Foreign Trade & Attracting International Investment 


The Office of Economic Development presented to the City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 11 to provide an update on the City's Foreign Trade and Investment Strategy and key partnerships with multiple city, county and regional agencies in an effort to increase exports from our local businesses, attract foreign direct investment for local projects and facilitate intergovernmental cooperation and trade partners with cities around the world. 


These partners include the Riverside County Office of Foreign Trade (OFT) , March Joint Powers Authority (JPA) the Office of the Mayor(Read more...) 

February Innovation Award Recognizes La Sierra University's John Thomas

Mayor Bailey recognized John Thomas, Dean of the Tom & Vi Zapara School of Business and Bashir Hasso Professor of Entrepreneurship at La Sierra University as the February Innovation Honoree on Tuesday Feb. 11.


A creative thinker committed to integrity, compassion, and social entrepreneurship, Thomas has led La Sierra University's Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business in radically redefining its mission to incorporate a focus on global service and entrepreneurial creativity (Read more...)

Business Spotlight:
Flexsteel Industries, Inc. 

 Made in Riverside - Flexsteel


Having been in business for over 118 years, Flexsteel Industries, Inc. has established itself as an icon in the furniture world. Known best for its quality home furnishings, the company is now a major supplier of recreational vehicle and office seating as well. The Riverside location is one of five Flexsteel manufacturing facilities nationwide and produces an average of 150 pieces of furniture every day. 


Flexsteel is a global company shipping to countries all over the world including Israel, Australia, Canada, Indonesia and many others. (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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