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Economic Development is responsible for providing professional services that focus on 1) marketing to enhance the City image and showcase the City's assets and opportunities; 2) business retention and attraction efforts to encourage job creation and increase general fund revenue; 3) workforce development efforts to provide residents access to quality local jobs; and 4) building strategic partnerships with intergovernmental and community based agencies such as local educational institutions, medical service providers, businesses, state, local, county, and regional entities, and local joint power authorities to both leverage and attract funds and resources.


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Economic Development Newsletter | February 2024
Court Appoints Receiver to Oversee Former American Sports University Dormitory

Receiver empowered to rehabilitate, demolish, or sell property due to ongoing inaction by the owner.

Economic Development Newsletter | December 2023
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Economic Development Newsletter | August 2023

Economic Development Newsletter

San Bernardino Planning for the Revitalization of Its Downtown

The City Council will be considering a series of initiatives to expand economic activity, job creation, and investment.

Small Business Conference

San Bernardino Welcomes Entrepreneurs and Businesses to the America’s SBDC Small Business Conference