The 2013 State of the County, titled “Vision In Action,” will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Citizens Business Bank Arena located in Ontario, Calif. The event will provide more than 1,200 business, community, civic and education leaders with an opportunity to hear the latest on the Countywide Vision as well as gain insight from industry leaders. “We look forward to sharing our successes and to discussing the future of our region,” San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chair and Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford said.
County Government worked closely with San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), the county’s 24 cities and towns, residents, and community leaders to create a Countywide Vision, www.sbcounty.gov/vision. The County and SANBAG are now focused on continuing to work with various stakeholders to achieve the Vision by facilitating discussions where goals are set and achieved.
The State of the County event begins at 4:30 p.m. with pre-event networking and registration. The State of the County program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation by the Board of Supervisors. The event concludes with business networking.
The Inland Empire chapter of NAIOP will hold a panel presentation prior to the event from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The panel presentation titled “Economics, Development and the Environment” will be moderated by Kevin McKenna of Colliers International, with panelists: John Condas, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP; Ed Konjoyan, Majestic Realty Co.; and Peter Herzog, Talley & Associates, Inc. For registration information, go to www.naiopie.org.
State of the County sponsorship opportunities are still available. The County recognizes its 2013 sponsors to date including: Related, CORE, County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Systems Source, Motorola Solutions, Majestic Reality Co., Lewis Group of Companies, The Planning Center, Southern California Gas Company, Kaiser Permanente, AMCAL, Dell Corning, First Solar, GM Business Interiors, Amcal Multi-Housing Inc., American Medical Response, Opportune Companies, Arrowhead Credit Union, Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino, Southern California Edison, Ashley Furniture Industries, and Citizens Business Bank Arena along with media sponsors KSPA and Inland Empire magazine. If you would like to learn more about sponsorship of State of the County 2013, contact Kelly Reenders at Kelly.Reenders@eda.sbcounty.gov.
Tickets for the 2013 event are $50. To register go to www.sbcountyadvantage.com.
About: The County of San Bernardino covers over 20,000 square miles of land, making it the largest county in the U.S. With over 2 million residents, the County is the 12th largest county in the nation and is larger than 15 states with a local market GDP exceeding $1 trillion. The County of San Bernardino offers an affordable quality of life and cost effective location for business. The County’s unrivaled access to local and global markets and a diverse workforce of nearly one million people provides significant advantages to business. The region is well known for its unparalleled infrastructure including most major Southern California freeways, two of the busiest rail lines in the country, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and several Southern California airports. Rich in valuable human capital, San Bernardino County is where residents can experience an abundance of opportunity and successful businesses are built and sustained. For information, visitwww.SBCountyAdvantage.com.