Why Riverside

The rapidly growing City of Riverside currently ranks as the 12th largest city in California, 6th in Southern California, and is the largest city in one of the fastest growing regions in the United States.

It is home to four internationally recognized universities and colleges which support an estimated 50,000+ students.  The University of California, Riverside, California Baptist University, La Sierra University, and Riverside Community College, offer specialized training, research partnerships, and a high-technology environment to support emerging and innovative companies.

As an important financial and professional center, Riverside offers the support of numerous legal, accounting, brokerage, architectural, engineering and technology firms as well as banking institutions.  It is also the county seat for the fastest growing county in California.

Businesses also benefit from an exceptional freeway system, BNSF and UPSP rail access, high-speed fiberoptic telecommunications, city-owned electrical and water systems, and a large corporate jet and general aviation airport.


“The show Splash would not have happened without the Riverside team receiving ABC and Splash productions with open arms! KUDOS to Riverside for becoming our go-to city for shoots!
The show looked AWESOME – it was hard to imagine it was the same pool we shot the promo from –
absolutely looked otherworldly!  – The show had great ratings and we project the show will do well for the season.” – Jabali Hicks, ABC Producer for “Splash”


“Riverside was the best and easiest city to work with. They welcomed us with open arms for bringing 170 jobs, and they made the process so easy.”
– Mike Fleming, Farrell’s Chief Entertainment Officer


“Riverside proved to be an ideal location as it is part of Inland Southern California with close proximity to the Port of Long Beach. We were able to expedite a solution to ensure maximum efficiency with a long-term, west coast operation and as a result, the city and facility will help us to continue to distribute our world-renowned products.”
– Chris Roth, vice president of global direct sourcing at World Kitchen.

“The City of Riverside team has been fantastic to work with throughout this
entire process. 
We’ve been working with a compressed timeline to get World
Kitchen up and operating and City staff has made every effort 
to help us meet
our deadlines.” 
–Jay Tanjuan, Panattoni Development


“Riverside Community Hospital’s $315 million expansion project represents the single largest investment in the Hospital’s 111 year history.  With a project of this size, we were delighted that the City’s streamlined process helped us secure financing for the project and will allow us to meet our important construction timelines.”
– Patrick Brilliant, President and CEO of Riverside Community Hospital