Regional Business Summit:

State of
the County

Innovate. Transform. Grow.

The State of the County 2019 Regional Business Summit is a dynamic event that attracts more than 1,000 industry professionals representing more than 300 organizations within the San Bernardino County. This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with the most influential business owners, presidents, CEOs, and other decision makers in both the public and private sectors.

The largest annual business forum in Southern CA., the event program provides updates on public/private collaboration, strong government leadership, and ways in which businesses can tap into economic investment and growth opportunities in the region.

In Case You Missed It

Key Take Aways:

Our 2019 theme - Innovate. Transform. Grow. - recognizes the innovative ideas, economic transformation, and business growth that position the region for success:

  • San Bernardino County continues to lead California and the Nation in job growth (3.69%), and wage growth (2.7%)
  • Significant growth in Manufacturing (22.5%); Transportation and Warehousing (13.8%); and Healthcare (59%) contributed to our GDP growth of 2.9% in 2017.
  • With our business-friendly environment, unprecedented investments in the region include an additional $300 million by FedEx and $1.3 billion by UPS to expand its west coast hub.
  • In 2019, our region became the largest export market in the United States.
  • As an international trade catalyst, China Airlines began daily service from ONT to Asia driving historic new opportunities for Foreign Direct Investment.
  • All 33 school districts have implemented Career Pathways preparing our students for the workforce of the future.
  • Vision2Succeed launches to strengthen our workforce through mentorship, apprenticeship, volunteering, training, and education for a brighter future.

“The County continues to lead the state and nation in job and population growth. At a time when business and residents are being priced out of coastal markets, we continue to be a quality choice for business expansion and for a quality lifestyle,”
- Chairman and Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman

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