Awards and Newsroom

Recent Awards

  • 2013: #2 Hot Spot for Tech in the U.S. (Forbes)
  • 2013: #6 Happiest Place in the Nation for Young Professionals (Forbes/
  • 2012: Intelligent Community of the Year
  • 2012: Playful City USA Award (4th year)
  • 2011: Top 7 Intelligent Communities of the Year
  • 2011: Smart21 Communities Award (4th year)
  • 2011: Newsweek, 3rd Top Performing City in the Nation
  • 2011: Best Performing Metros, Summer 2011
  • 2011: MarCom Award, Riverside Government TV public service announcements


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The Office of Economic Development Newsletter received theĀ 2013 IEDC Bronze Award for Excellence in Economic Development.




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This video showcases a few of the things Riverside has done to earn the “Intelligent Community of the Year” designation for 2012.