Located at the heart of the fastest growing region in California, Riverside is a recognized retail destination of its own. With a population of over 300,000, strong demographic profile with an average income of $71, 592 and a student population of over 40,000 with four universities and colleges, Riverside offers retailers and businesses a prime market in which to do businesses. Approximately 100 businesses open in Riverside monthly, providing a strong daytime population in the city’s 28 neighborhoods. As a destination, or as a place to live or work, Riverside has grown to be a big city, while still maintaining a small town feel.

As the City of Arts and Innovation, Riverside has lived up to its moniker:

  • For the first time in five years that a North American city has won, and the first time in ten years that a U.S. city has won, Riverside was named Intelligent Community of the Year 2012 by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) an independent think tank, at a conference attended by nearly 300 thought leaders from around the globe, including the world’s Top Seven Intelligent Communities.
  • Riverside is the first city in California to be designated “Emerald City” in recognition of the city’s sustainable green initiatives (by the State of California Department of Conservation).

Based upon community feedback and Retail Gap Analysis, we have created a list of our Targeted Retail: These are retail establishments that we are currently targeting for recruitment. Visit back often for updates.



How We Can Help

  • Regional retail destination
  • Over (count) household count with 100K+ household income 
  • Large supply of affordable land for development
  • Skilled workforce
  • Centrally located in the heart of Inland Southern California
  • Home to major universities and community college
  • Access to major interstates and freeways
  • Farrell’s
  • World Kitchen
  • Riverside Community Hospital

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  • Lower cost of doing business
  • Site selection assistance
  • Liaison services
  • Fast track permitting and review
  • Public utilities Economic Development rates* and Incentives

*Subject to certain conditions.

Learn more about making Riverside a Location of Choice for your business. Talk to a member of our team or call us at (877) RivSide