LOCAL PROGRAMS Business Assistance Services

Site Selection Assistance Riverside County Office of Economic Development team members will work with you to find a building or site that meets your needs. You can also search for sites by using Riverside County’s advanced site selection tool - Incentive Zones Our staff will help you navigate through the different Incentive Zones that may benefit your business. Being located in an Incentive Zone provides opportunities to obtain below market terms financing, tax incentives, and a multitude of foreign trade benefits. • Riverside County Recycling Market Development Zone • 49 Opportunity Zones • 44 HUB Zones • 3 Foreign Trade Zones Lending Partners The Office of Economic Development works with regional partners that can offer financial assistance for your business. Our staff would he happy to connect you with the appropriate contact. AmPac Business Capital - provides loan products and resources to foster the success of small businesses at all stages of growth. International Business Office The International Business Office is available to assist you with international investment, exports, underwriting, banking with the Export-Import Bank of the United States, EB-5 Regional Investment Centers & programs, Riverside County’s 3 Foreign Trade Zones, and international investment programs abroad. The International Business Office also maintains the county’s official diplomatic relationship with 180 nations in an effort to increase trade, investment, and build lasting international partnerships that help the private sector create jobs and investment in the County of Riverside.

Riverside County Office of Economic Development is ready to help businesses locate and grow, and we are prepared to connect your business with the resources and programs to make it happen! With office staff in the city of Riverside, city of Indio and the southwest region, we have you covered regardless of your location. Business Assistance NOW Program We understand working with some local government processes can be complicated and confusing at times. Through the Business Assistance NOW Program, the County of Riverside’s Economic Development business support team will work closely with the County’s Ombudsman to provide a clear path to navigating Transportation Land Management Agency’s Planning and Building and Safety departments to get your business established and growing within Riverside County. The Business Assistance NOW Program will support your business with occupancy permit assistance, financial resources, hiring and training, and more. Visit the Business Assistance NOW request portal at: program . Small Business Advocate A Small Business Advocate with the Office of Economic Development department is available to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs with development and support through many tools, programs, and resources. Areas we can support include: COVID-19 Specific Guidance and Support, Information & Resources to Start, Manage and Grow Your Small Business, State and Local Incentive Resources, Grant, Loan and Financial Programs, Liaison to Navigate Planning and Permitting, and Assistance with Workforce Training. Call (951) 955-2044 to speak with one of our team members today.

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Riverside County Center for Demographics To help business and public agencies plan for the future and make educated decisions on future growth


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