Our strategic location, strong partnerships and values of creativity and innovation set us apart as an ideal place to do business.

  • About Riverside

  • 12th Largest City in the State of California

    With a population number of 330,063 Riverside is the 12th largest California city.

  • World Renown Higher Education

    Riverside is home to three universities and one community college which support a student population of over 50,000.


The City of Riverside's Economic Development Division has several free resources available to businesses including site selection and business analytics tools, economic data, partner organizations and our Business First Program.


Learn more about local, state and federal incentives your business may be eligible to receive.

Small Business

The City of Riverside is committed to cultivating and expanding the entrepreneurial spirit in our community. Learn more about resources to help you start and grow your business in Riverside.

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