Promoting Inclusive Economic Growth in the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino

Inland Economic Growth & Opportunity (IEGO) unites a diverse set of community leaders from the combined metropolitan area of Riverside County and San Bernardino County, a 4.5 million- resident region also known as the “Inland Empire” or “Inland Southern California.” Leaders in the region are steadfast in their commitment to expanding access to full-time jobs that enable working families to make ends meet.

Private and public sector leaders from Riverside and San Bernardino counties have catalyzed an effort to forge a strategic agenda for advancing inclusive growth and opportunity that will benefit residents of both counties and put the region on the path to a more prosperous and secure future. This strategic agenda endeavors to lift thousands out of poverty and broaden local access to opportunity by investing in better pathways to good jobs, improving educational outcomes, inspiring the region’s brightest young people to stay, and strengthening civic infrastructure necessary to address emerging opportunities.

Read the IEGO strategy report and market assessment from Brookings

FALL 2020 UPDATE: Throughout 2020, IEGO has made significant progress towards implementing its economic development strategies including responding to impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and considering the short-term and long-term paths towards recovery. Highlights include: investing in a cluster strategy focused on sustainable logistics to grow quality jobs, environmental sustainability, and inclusive growth; aligning IEGO efforts to numerous collaboratives in the regional ecosystem; and taking deliberate action to formalize inclusion in the IEGO work and process. Read more in the IEGO: 2020 and Beyond

FALL 2019 UPDATE: IEGO is now entering its implementation stage, and the lead organizational contact for presentations and partnerships is the Inland Empire Community Foundation (contact: Michelle Decker, CEO and Kim Potter, Executive Assistant/Office Manager).