Business First

The City of Riverside’s Economic Development Division is taking a proactive approach to better address the increased demands and challenges facing our local businesses by shifting resources and time in order to enhance outreach and ombudsman services through the Business First Initiative.

Providing businesses with personalized customer service.

In the City of Riverside we strive to provide efficient, personalized customer service in every City Department, every day, to every customer. The Business First Program reflects our dedication to giving small businesses, large companies and budding entrepreneurs alike the tools, information and guidance they need to thrive and create jobs in Riverside.

Whether you need assistance with zoning, permitting, code enforcement or any City policy or process; even if you just need direction to the right local resources, you’ve come to the right place! Our Business First Program assures you will have a point person to assist you, backed by a team of knowledgeable professionals.