The City of Riverside, WRCOG & ULI OC/IE 

will host a special presentation featuring 

Andrés Duany 

Founding Principal 

Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
April 16, 2014
From 8:30am to 10:30am
Grier Pavilion, City Hall
For more information or to RSVP click here.
 Weekly Wins
Great projects, initiatives and successes are happening in Riverside every day; highlights for this week: 



Operation Safe House Director Receives Award



 Bohnett Foundation Grant Allows UCR LGBT Resource Center To Upgrade Computer Center



  UCR Professor Receives Young Scientist Honor




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College of Foreign Trade Seminar
April 16
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Special Presentation Featuring
Andres Duany
April 16
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UC & GO-Biz Innovation Series
April 16
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Pick Power Breakfast 
April 17
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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
April 15, 2014
Gross Receipts Up 17% Year Over Year  

The City of Riverside Sales Tax Update for first quarter receipts for fourth quarter sales (October - December 2013) show positive growth in the retail sector. Riverside's October through December sales ended 17% higher than the same quarter one year ago.


Cash receipts from all major industry groups were up with building and construction, business and industry, autos and transportation, food and drugs and restaurant and hotels showing double-digit increases. (Read more...) 

Riverside Among EPA's Top 25 Cities in Nation with Most Energy Star Certified Buildings


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on April 10, 2014 that Riverside is ranked number 22 in their top 25 list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings.


"This is another exciting green milestone for our great city to reach," said Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey. "It helps to validate Riverside's commitment to providing building owners and managers with the technical guidance, best practices, and training they need to make their buildings more energy efficient" (Read more...)

Business Spotlight:
Lexus of Riverside


Lexus of Riverside was acquired at the inception of the Lexus line of vehicles in 1989 by Dan Davidson and is one of the original 21 dealerships founded in America. 


Lexus of Riverside has shown tremendous growth over the past several years with sales having doubled between 2007 and 2013. Lexus of Riverside's commitment to excellence has been recognized with numerous awards over the years (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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