State of the County 2018 – Riverside County Economic Development Agency

State of the County 2018 – Riverside County Economic Development Agency Film by Godfather Films

With rivers, mountain peaks, deserts and fertile valleys, Riverside County offers diversity that few locations can match. More than two million people live in the County, taking advantage of nearby beaches, mountains, hiking and bike trails, the Wine Country near Temecula and resorts that offer oases in the desert.

With an active voting community of almost 1 million voters, the county features 3 quarters of a million households.

Our population is larger than some states.

Riverside County is home to one of the nation’s most diverse and reliable transportation networks. Including highways and express lanes, public buses, commuter rail trains and active transportation options serving bicyclists and pedestrians alike.

Our freeway system connects other counties to Riverside’s businesses, entertainment, and high quality of living. The region has recently invested $20.9 billion to connect the Toll-road and High Occupancy Vehicle network of highways to increase the efficiency and

reduce congestion for commuters. Significant investments have been made on a number of key corridors including State Route-91, Interstate-215, Interstate-10 and another $471 million project is ready to break ground in December 2017 on I-15.

The thriving RivCo economy is home to 59,906 businesses creating $80.4 Billion in Gross Regional Product and $64.4 Billion in exports in 2017 alone.

With such a noteworthy gross regional product, global companies are flooding the region. Fortune 500 and privately held companies have chosen this region as their home for either corporate headquarters or for a regional office. A wide range of industries from service to entertainment, technology to automotive, and medical to aerospace.

The wide range of industries in RivCo support over 700,000 jobs bringing our current unemployment to an all-time low of 4.8% (as of May 2018)

Job growth in RivCo has experienced a 20% increase from 2013 to 2017. Whereas, in that same time period California Job Growth was 11% and US Job Growth was 7%.

RivCo is ranked among the top 10 Metro areas for Retaining College Grads boasting a 70.9% Retention Rate.

In 2017, there were at total of 15,785 Post secondary degrees awarded by 16 Institutions of Higher learning and 6,046 completions of certificates at 34 vocational and trade institutions.

Our Mountain Adventures provide enjoyment from water-sports to fishing, downhill bike riding in the fall months to skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and plenty of relaxation to go around.

A quick commute to a Coastal Getaway from sailing to surfing and everything in-between, getting some fun in the sun is a breeze.

The Desert Oasis of Palm Springs is world renowned for its resorts and golf courses. Boasting over 100 golf courses, and the famous Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, it is the go to vacation spot for visitors from around the world.

And you won’t find a greater selection of world class entertainment options anywhere else. Coachella, Stage Coach, Jazz in Pines, and the Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival.

Speaking of Temecula, the Temecula Valley Wine Country hosts over 70 wineries matched with restaurants and entertainment, you won’t forget.

We have it all. RivCo features many trails for everyone from the weekend novice to the triathlon enthusiast. One place you won’t be is on the couch. Come explore all the hidden and not so hidden gems of Riverside County.

As you can see, Riverside County is defined and determined by YOU, your passions, your vision, your accomplishments and your future success.
This is Riverside County

FIRST DISTRICT:: Supervisor Kevin Jeffries
District 1 includes about 450,000 residents and encompasses the cities of Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake and most of the City of Riverside. The district also covers the unincorporated communities of DeLuz, Gavilan Hills, Good Hope, Lake Hills, Lake Mathews, LaCresta, Mead Valley, Meadowbrook, Spring Hills, Temescal Valley, Tenaja, Warm Springs, and Woodcrest..

SECOND DISTRICT :: Supervisor John F. Tavaglione
The Second Supervisorial District includes the cities of Corona, Norco, Jurupa Valley, and Eastvale. It also includes approximately 1/3 of the City of Riverside, including the following City of Riverside neighborhoods: Northside, Downtown, Wood Streets, Magnolia Center, Grand and the northern half of Arlanza and La Sierra Acres. Unincorporated communities within the 2nd Supervisorial District include Home Gardens, El Cerrito, Coronita and Highgrove.

THIRD DISTRICT :: Supervisor Chuck Washington
Every 10 years, following the U.S. Census, state law requires that all counties adopt new lines for supervisorial districts based on census population information. After the 2010 census, the District 3 population was about 440,000. The district stretches from Idyllwild to Anza Borrego Desert State Park, and from Temecula to San Jacinto. It includes the cities of Hemet, Murrieta, San Jacinto and Temecula, and the communities of Aguanga, Anza Valley, Cahuilla, East Hemet, Gilman Hot Springs, Homeland, Idyllwild, Lake Riverside, Mountain Center, Murrieta Hot Springs, Pine Cove, Pine Meadow, the Pinyon Communities, Poppet Flats, Rancho California, Soboba Hot Springs, Valle Vista and Winchester.

FOURTH DISTRICT :: Supervisor V. Manuel Perez
The Fourth District is geographically the largest by far, covering the eastern two-thirds of the county. Within the Fourth District are the cities of Blythe, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.

Unincorporated communities in the district include Bermuda Dunes, Chiriaco Summit, Colorado River communities, Desert Center, Desert Edge, Eagle Mountain, Indio Hills, Lake Tamarisk, Mecca, Mesa Verde, North Shore, Oasis, Ripley, Sky Valley, Sun City. Palm Desert, Thermal, Thousand Palms and Vista Santa Rosa

FIFTH DISTRICT :: Supervisor Marion Ashley
The Fifth District is a truly unique and diverse area that stretches from Palm Springs in the north east to Menifee in the south. The cities within the Fifth District are Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, Menifee, Moreno Valley and Perris. Unincorporated areas include Banning Bench, Cabazon, Cherry Valley, Desert Hills, Desert Hot Springs, El Nido area, Juniper Flats, Lake Perris, Lakeview, Lakeview Mountains, Mission Springs, Nuevo, North Palm Springs, Painted Hills, Quail Lake, Reche Canyon, San Jacinto Wildlife Reserve, San Timoteo Canyon, Snow Creek, the Sovereign Nation of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Twin Pines, West Garnet, Whitewater and Windy Point.