The City of Riverside wants to help your business succeed. In an effort to provide personalized customer service and opportunities for you to showcase your business to the community, we provide two highly specialized programs: the Business First initiative and the Shop Riverside campaign.

Business First

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.

Shop Riverside

Shop Riverside is a three-fold campaign designed to educate residents on the benefits of shopping locally, generate excitement about Riverside’s broad range of retail and restaurant options and increase sales tax revenue to fund city services. By spending your dollars where you live you are directly impacting your community and quality of life.

The City of Riverside is proud to present the Shop Riverside Community Card. The Community Card increases awareness and traffic for participating businesses and builds shopping loyalty in Riverside, as well as support city services and local education. The card is a remarkable marketing opportunity for local businesses, as well as a highly-effective fundraiser for the local schools and organizations in Riverside.

To participate in the Shop Riverside Program, click here.