Our Mission is to help businesses create jobs for our community.

What is Economic Development?

Economic Development is the collaborative effort of community, business and government to grow the local economic base through actions to support the creation and expansion of businesses, develop new markets for goods and services and attract top talent into the workforce.

Our Values

  • We take an ENTREPRENEURIAL approach to our jobs.
  • We are DRIVEN to pursue excellence.
  • We seek COLLABORATION with community partners.
  • We are PASSIONATE about our mission and community.
  • We are OPTIMISTIC that our work makes a difference.
  • We embrace TEAMWORK to accomplish our mission.
  • We have FUN while getting the job done.
  • We are ACCOUNTABLE to our community.
  • We CELEBRATE success!

Our Team

Al Zelinka

Assistant City Manager
Phone
  • (951) 826-5403
Email
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Sherry Shimshock

Business Liaison
Phone
  • (951) 826-2433
Email
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Social

Joyce Jong

Agricultural Business Development Coordinator
Phone
  • (951) 826-5265
Email
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Steve Massa

Economic Development Coordinator
Phone
  • (951) 826-5231
Email
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Social

Jonathan Marks

Project Assistant
Phone
  • (951) 826-5498
Email
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Social

Awards & Recognitions

#1 U.S. City for Small Business

(May 2014)

#3 in CA for Economic Performance, #103 in the World

(2015)

America's Best Cities for Global Trade

(2014)

#5 in Digital Cities Survey

(2014)

#1 Coolest California City

(2014)

#2 Hot Spot for Tech in the U.S.

(2013)

#6 Happiest Place in the Nation for Young Professionals

(2013)