Economic Development

  Located in Southern California’s Inland Empire, Moreno Valley has emerged as a significant growth center and a friendly home to retail. As highlighted by Melissa McClain, head of marketing & business attraction for the city, the area’s robust development is driven by substantial job creation and strategic planning. “Truly the catalyst for the growth in Moreno Valley has been jobs. We’ve created more than 34,000 jobs in the last eleven years. And because of that, we now have more than 7,700 single-family and multifamily residential units that are either …

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A strategic location and concierge business services have created robust growth in Moreno Valley, Calif.

Thriving enterprises seeking to broaden their reach recognize a prime destination in Southern California that consistently outperforms others: Moreno Valley. Companies such as Sprouts Farmers Market, Texas Roadhouse, 85°C Bakery, Raising Cane’s, Hilton, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop and WoodSpring Suites are extending their presence in the city for good reason. They benefit from Moreno Valley’s unparalleled business-friendly atmosphere, a driven workforce, strategic positioning and competitive leasing rates. Fortune 500 and global corporations are flourishing in Moreno Valley, and below are some of the reasons why. Strategic Positioning Situated at the junction …

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The retail growth of the City of Moreno Valley, in Southern California’s Inland Empire submarket, has been fueled by jobs and residential development in the area. One of the fastest growing cities in Southern California, Moreno Valley’s population has increased by 3.3 percent over last year, in part because of companies moving into the area, which is already home to two electric vehicle manufacturers alongside ALDI, SKECHERS, Amazon and more. Nearby State Route 60 and Interstate 215 consistently advertise Moreno Valley to the 56.2 million people who pass through the area by car each year. Moreno Valley …

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  The City of New Orleans is famous for its events — from parades at Mardi Gras to its world-renowned Jazz Fest and food-themed festivals. The New Orleans Downtown Development District (DDD) is intent on using those celebratory events to drive the city’s visitors to experience and enjoy all the retail that the Canal Street commercial district has to offer. New Orleans’ focus on history, experiences and food makes stopping and enjoying Downtown New Orleans a natural activity for visitors. Famous restaurants, upscale retailers, music and cultural attractions, plus exciting events repeatedly draw tourists …

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  Glendale, California is home to some of Southern California’s most popular destinations and its draw for merchants, residents and visitors is undeniable. Brookfield’s Glendale Galleria and Caruso’s The Americana at Brand are two of the top shopping centers in California, iconic locations for major retailers. What can Glendale offer to make itself even more attractive for a wider range of businesses? The city is focused on streamlining permitting systems and offering a concierge service to ensure promptness, according to Bradley Calvert, director of community development for the City of Glendale.  “Typically we assign a …

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Frisco Texas Retail Jeff Cheney quote

Just 25 miles north of Dallas sits Frisco, Texas, a city that’s famous for The Star — the 91-acre Dallas Cowboys’ world headquarters and practice facility. Like many Texans, Jeff Cheney, mayor of Frisco, loves The Star, but he loves even more the opportunities it provides to residents, visitors, nearby businesses and anyone who wants to be a part of the action. “With seven million visitors a year, we’re known as ‘Sports City USA,’” Mayor Cheney says. “One of the biggest things you can do as a city is help local …

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Carrie Smith Franklin Street Restaurant Retail

North Florida has been a hotbed of retail activity that hasn’t shown signs of slowing, according to Carrie Smith, senior vice president of retail at Franklin Street in Jacksonville, Fla. “Retail is nothing short of being red hot,” she says. “It’s probably in the most aggressive dealmaking mode since I’ve been in business. The deal flow is very high, and it’s hard to keep up.” Jacksonville boasts low vacancy rates, in part due to its rapid population growth throughout 2022. According to Franklin Street’s latest data, Jacksonville saw deliveries of …

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Glendale California Retail Hub Vang

Less than 10 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles is Glendale, Calif., a city with nearly 200,000 residents and an enviable location if you’re a retailer. “Within a 10-mile radius, we have access to more than 2.5 million people,” says Soua Vang, deputy director of economic development for the City of Glendale. “We are strategically located within the LA marketplace, just minutes away from some of Southern California’s most popular destinations.” If you’re a visitor, those popular destinations may include the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Walk of Fame or Universal Studios. …

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Sandy Sigal NewMark Merrill Communication Retail

Sandy Sigal, president and CEO of NewMark Merrill in Calabasas, Calif., thinks it’s about time we update the real estate adage, “If you build it, they will come.” In a market grappling with online shopping, inflation, high interest rates and more, Sigal believes the real advice today is, “If you communicate, they will come.” This sort of high-level communication shouldn’t just apply to the public but also to a retail landlord’s merchants and company employees. An elevated approach to sharing information means a wealth of accessible data to help NewMark …

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Moreno Valley Retail

One location in Southern California consistently wins out when it comes to successful companies looking to expand their brand: the City of Moreno Valley. Companies like Sprouts, Raising Cane’s, Texas Roadhouse, Hilton, Capriotti’s and WoodSpring Suites are developing and growing here, supported by Moreno Valley’s stellar pro-business environment, strategic location, affordable lease rate and a skilled and motivated workforce. Fortune 500 and international companies are thriving in Moreno Valley, and the reasons why are clear: location, growth and retail incentives within the hottest market in Southern California. Moreno Valley Offers …

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