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
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  • (951) 826-5403
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Gregory Lee

Interim Economic Development Manager
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  • (951) 826-5145
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Sherry Shimshock

Business Liaison
Phone
  • (951) 826-2433
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Teresa Rosales

Seizing Our Destiny Coordinator
Phone
  • (951) 826-5367
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Joyce Jong

Agricultural Business Development Coordinator
Phone
  • (951) 826-5265
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Steve Massa

Economic Development Coordinator
Phone
  • (951) 826-5231
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Carlie Myers

Senior Management Analyst
Phone
  • (951) 826-2321
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Jonathan Marks

Administrative Intern
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  • (951) 826-5498
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Paul Bush

Administrative Intern
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  • (951) 826-2311
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Awards & Recognitions

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

(2015)

#5 in Digital Cities Survey

(2014)

#1 Coolest California City

(2014)

America's Best Cities for Global Trade

(2014)

#1 U.S. City for Small Business

(May 2014)

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

(2013)

#6 Happiest Place in the Nation for Young Professionals

(2013)

Intelligent Community of the Year

(2012)

Playful City USA Award (4th year)

(2012)

Top 7 Intelligent Communities of the Year

(2011)

Smart21 Communities Award (4th year)

(2011)

Best Performing Metros, Summer 2011

(2011)