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



A New Miles Per Gallon Rating System



 Foster Care Inspires Playwright



  Young Professionals Promote Volunteerism





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PICK Power
May 15
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  Grantsmanship Training

May 19-23
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ATHENA Luncheon
 May 28  
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 UCR Chancellor's Symposia 2014

May 30
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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
May 12, 2014
National Small Business Week 2014 Kicks Off


Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.


The Small Business Administration kicked off this year's Small Business week, held May 12-16, 2014 with an event at Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco and brought together leaders from the small business, government, consumer and high-tech communities to raise awareness for small business across the nation. (Read more...) 

Chamber Offers Award Opportunity for Young Entrepreneurs


The Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce is continuing its mission of building a stronger local economy by investing in the next generation of local businesses through the Riverside Business Week Young Entrepreneur Award. Riverside Business Week will be held  June 17-20, 2014 and will be a week focused on connecting local businesses with resources, education, and connections through events each day. (Read more...)

Business Spotlight:
Hayneedle Inc. 

Hayneedle is on a mission to help customers find everything home. One of the nation's largest online retailers, offers more than 3,000 brands and nearly 2 million products for every room, style and budget.


On November 15, 2012, Hayneedle announced the leasing of 300,000 square feet of distribution and fulfillment space in Riverside, bringing the company's total to approximately 900,000 square feet. The new distribution center, located at 6860 Sycamore Canyon Blvd. opened in March 2013. The expansion to the West Coast marked Hayneedle's first regional distribution and fulfillment 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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