For the second quarter in a row, business activity in the Inland Empire has outperformed the nation as a whole. The new Inland Empire Business Activity Index released by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development shows a jump of 2.3% in the region’s business activity in the third quarter compared to 1.9% growth for U.S. GDP. The Index reports that business activity in the Inland Empire is forecast to rise between 1.9% and 2.4% over the next year. Read more, here.