• Industry Facts

  • Intelligent Community of the Year

    Intelligent Community Forum (2012)

  • #3 Can-Do City

    Newsweek 2011

  • #6 Happiest Place in the Nation for Young Professionals

    Forbes and Career Bliss 2013

Workforce

Riverside has a strong workforce in the professional services sector to meet your businesses needs. The City's wealth of higher education institutions provide a steady supply of highly trained graduates ready to enter the labor force.

The professional and business services industry employment in Riverside County grew by 90.9%, adding 24,114 jobs between 1992 and 2012.

Education

Riverside's three universities and community college provide superior education and training for the next generation of workers in the region. 

The UC Riverside School of Business Administration (SoBA) is a nationally-ranked and internationally-recognized business school and is home to the largest undergraduate business program in the University of California system. UCR's A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management features MBA, Ph.D. Flex MBA, Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) and Master of Finance programs. 

The Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business at La Sierra University includes both undergraduate and graduate business management, finance, human resource management and marketing degree programs. The School of Business also houses two "Startup Garages" functioning as incubators for students with promising entrepreneurial ideas and business plans and an Innovation Lab where students are encouraged to experiment with ideas using several desktop 3D Makerbot Replicator printers to allow students to enter the world of desktop prototyping and manufacturing.

Gregory Lee

Interim Economic Development Manager