Retail Summit Luncheon  
April 1, 2014
12 pm to 1pm
Mayor's Ceremonial Room, City Hall 
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 Weekly Wins
Great projects, initiatives and successes are happening in Riverside every day; highlights for this week: 



 King High Students Hear Veterans' Experiences


Champions Council Focuses On Promoting Mentorship Programs For 2014


 Bighorn Sheep Went Extinct On Desert Island In Gulf Of California, Study Finds


  Council Votes To Add Sister City In Vietnam




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March 24-29
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 Mega Speed Networking Mixer
March 25
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GRCC's Inaugural Celebration 
March 27
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Destination Imagination
March 28
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Riverside Plaza Nordstrom Rack Grand Opening 
April 3
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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
March 25, 2014
Riverside Ranks Number 1 for Job Growth in 2013

A report by Lee McPheters, research professor in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, released March 20, lists the top ten cities and states for non-agricultural job growth, comparing 2013 to 2012. Riverside and the surrounding metro area was ranked number one in the nation with 4% job growth. California came in third, up 3% and ahead of Colorado, Texas and Nevada. (Read more...) 

The Office of Economic Development will host a Retail Summit Luncheon and Panel discussion on Tuesday, April 1st from noon to 1pm. The panel will include Dennis Morgan with IPA Commercial Real Estate, Brian Bielatowicz with Lee & Associates and James Fuson with General Growth Properties and General Manager of the Galleria at Tyler. Greg Lee will moderate the discussion focusing on market trends, criteria used by site selectors, how Riverside fares in attracting top retailers and will include an open discussion and Q&A with those in attendance. (Read more...)
Business Spotlight:
 Bourns Inc.  
(Photo Credit: UC Riverside Bourns College of Engineering)


Marlan Bourns, who with his wife Rosemary established a Riverside-based global corporation based on his electronic inventions that help keep airplanes, missiles, and lunar landers on course, cars stopping and going, and let musicians crank up the volume on their electric guitars, has passed away. 


He was 93, and had more than 100 patents to his name, the first of those created in a single-car garage. Rosemary Bourns died in 2012. The couple's other legacy was established in 1994 when they endowed UC Riverside with $6 million for what became the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, a school that now has 2,300 undergraduate students and 600 post-graduate students. They also established Bourns Laboratories at Cal Baptist University's School of Engineering. (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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