Office of Economic Development Launches New Website Designed for Business


The Office of Economic Development is pleased to announce the launch of a newly redesigned website that was built around the philosophy of Business First by keeping the needs of business foremost in the design and function of the site. The website was developed by MAVEN, a Riverside-based digital creative agency and anchor tenants of 

"Having had the chance to work closely with the Office of Economic Development, we were able to see firsthand how passionate their team is about innovation and creating an environment for businesses to flourish here in Riverside,” says Ralph Richardson CEO of MAVEN. "We were challenged to design a website that was intuitive, informative, and reflected the City’s innovative brand image, and we definitely feel that our highly skilled team of Digital Craftsmen were able to accomplish this.”

The redesigned website furthers the City’s long term vision of Seizing Our Destiny and illustrates both of the City’s values of arts and innovation. It contains valuable information for existing and prospective businesses such as demographics and market data, blog posts, incentives, a directory of our community partners and information relating to our business ombudsman services. The economic development team also made a distinct effort to include the use of videos and testimonials to share the stories of successful businesses in Riverside. 

Additionally, the Office of Economic Development was focused on providing an opportunity for businesses to connect with us through several different channels of communication. The website includes links to all of our social media outlets, the weekly electronic newsletter and includes message forms which can be found on several pages throughout the site and allow for direct communication between businesses and the economic development team.

Our mission is to help businesses create jobs for our community and we are confident that the new website offers the necessary information, tools and resources to help businesses grow and thrive in Riverside.