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



 Students Create New, Healthy Dessert Bar


Combining Forces To Stop Hackers


  Six To Be Recognized At Sixth Annual Women Students Celebration Event




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Writing Basics
March 12
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Good Morning Riverside 
March 13
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Personal Finance 101
March 17
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Grow RIVERSIDE: Citrus and Beyond!
March 19 & 20
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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
March 11, 2014
Office of Economic Development Provides Update on Business Recruitment Strategy 


The Office of Economic Development presented an update on the Targeted Industry Business Recruitment Strategy to City Council on March 4. The update
discussed the strategic
effort of the Office of Economic Development to recruit businesses within the five targeted industries through marketing and promotion and industry networking.


Not only does the City of Riverside currently have a solid cluster of firms for each of these industries, but we also have competitive advantages that will help us recruit new firms in these industries and help our existing firms grow their business. These competitive advantages include a lower cost and reliable power and water supply, proximity to transportation corridors, high speed to market and a growing demand for services. (Read more...) 

Business Leaders Help Modernize Sign Code 

The Committee consists of 40 members representing a wide array of the business community. From these meetings the City's current sign regulations will be updated to reflect the latest technologies and best practices. 


The Comprehensive Sign Code Update is key component of the Business Ready Initiative.  As a 'Business Ready' City, Riverside understands the challenges of today's business and home 

owners and as such, strives to deliver programs that increase efficiencies and save money for the City's customers. The Sign Code Review Committee aims to develop revisions and improvements to the Code to better serve the needs of the community in creating visibility and awareness of their business. (Read more...)

Business Spotlight:
GAR Laboratories, Inc.  


GAR Labs is a custom private label cosmetic hair care and skin care manufacturer developing products for multi-national corporations. The company was established in 1982 by CEO Tom Raffy and now employs over 150 people in a 133,000 square foot facility. (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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