If the conventional wisdom is right, you go to Los Angeles to make it in show business and the Bay Area to make it in tech. But what are the major economic attractions of the Inland Empire? Turns out there are several. Recently, the LA Times reported that Riverside and San Bernardino counties saw the second- and third-largest job gains in the country from 2014 to 2015.
For a closer look at these job gains, here are some of the major industries in the Inland Empire and the career opportunities they offer.
Healthcare: The region has a number of top-rated hospitals and healthcare facilities. Kaiser Permanente operates hospitals in Riverside, Redlands, Chino, Moreno Valley, Ontario and throughout the region. There are many other hospitals as well, such as San Antonio Regional Hospital, which has been named one of the top hospitals in the United States.
Warehousing and manufacturing: Centrally located between the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and at the hub of major population centers, the Inland Empire has become a center for warehousing and manufacturing. Some of the largest warehouses in the country are here, including a 1,700,000-square-foot (160,000 m2) distribution center in Perris, leased by the Whirlpool Corporation. The retail giant Amazon has multiple distribution centers here, as well as a million-square-foot fulfillment center that will be coming to Riverside.
Education: With top-rated school districts, the Inland Empire is a magnet for teachers. In addition to great opportunities in secondary education, major universities like University of California Riverside, Cal State San Bernardino, Redlands College and a host of other institutions offer careers for academics and administrators.
Many economic indicators point to the fact that the Inland Empire will see rapid economic expansion in the coming decade. With so much opportunity, it helps that there are also some great apartment communities to call home. To preview some of the finest, check out Lewis Apartment Communities online or contact us to learn more about the specific area you’d like to call home.
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