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) 826-5553
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Rafael Guzman

Director
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  • (951) 826-5556
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Ted White

Deputy Director
Phone
  • (951) 826-5371
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Sherry Shimshock

Business Liaison
Phone
  • (951) 826-2433
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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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Jonathan Marks

Project Assistant
Phone
  • (951) 826-5498
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Connor Biggerstaff

Administrative Intern
Phone
  • (951) 826-2403
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Awards & Recognitions

#1 for Best Paying Cities for Teachers in the U.S.

(2017)

#4 Top Cities for Minority Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

(2017)

#1 in Business Retention & Expansion in the Inland Empire

(Feb 2017)

Economic Development Partnership Award

(2016)