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



Mock Trial: Riverside Poly Wins County Competition  


Mission Inn Ranked In Conde Nast Traveler Magazine


  University Of California, Riverside Ranked #148 In The World




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App of the Week:

WaitLess is the place to go for checking wait times instead of standing in line. When you think of wait times, you think of WaitLess. 

Export Trade Assistance Partnership 
March 5
(click here) 


Small Business Resource Workshop 
March 7
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Design Your Success
March 10
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Business Writing Basics
March 12
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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
March 4, 2014
Stronghold Engineering Receives Awards for Municipal Auditorium Renovation 


Local contractor, Stronghold Engineering's work on the Riverside Municipal Auditorium and Soldier's Memorial Renovation Project in Downtown Riverside, has 

earned the company another two awards.  Stronghold's Chief Operating Officer, Scott Bailey, accepted, on behalf of the entire project team, an Engineering News-Record (ENR) Best Small Project Award as well as the Excellence in Safety Best Project for all of Southern California on December 5, 2013.


Stronghold's President and CEO Beverly Bailey stated, "Our Stronghold team was honored to have the opportunity to renovate this historical building in our backyard of Riverside.  To be recognized as the State of California's best project under $10M is not only a blessing but also continues to motivate us (Read more...) 

Riverside County to Host 2014 College of Foreign Trade 

The Riverside County Economic Development Agency, College of Foreign Trade, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), U.S. Commercial Service and City of Riverside will present the first of two no cost seminars in the 2014 College of Foreign Trade on Wednesday, March 5.


The College of Foreign Trade is a unique opportunity for businesses to participate in an exclusive training program designed to develop business strategies, insights, and networks of contacts necessary to successfully expand sales globally. Participants will learn about the financing export trade options and marketing assistance currently available through state and federal agencies. (Read more...)

Business Spotlight:
WaitLess, Inc. 

Riverside-based economist Patrick Edgett and his co-founder David Langley are the creators of a new app that hopes to solve the annoying problem of arriving somewhere only to have to wait in a long line.


The idea for WaitLess came to Edgett while he was visiting San Francisco with his wife late in 2012. He says they pulled up at a restaurant to meet friends and saw a long line. He remembers his heart sank thinking of how impatient his friend was and how annoying he would be. "I found myself really dreading it," he says. Eighteen months later, Edgett is launching WaitLess with his co-founder David Langley. The company has four full time staff, and three interns. It has spent just $4,500 getting its product out. "We've really learned how to stretch a buck," Edgett says. 


The recently launched app, which is focused initially on the wider Inland Southern California, is a workable solution to the problem of dodging real world lines. (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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