County of San Bernardino State of the County To Be Held Wednesday, February 29 2012 at Million Air at the San Bernardino International Airport
2012 at Million Air at the San Bernardino International Airport
COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. (December 12, 2011) – The 2012 State of the County, titled “Your County, Your Future” will be held on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Million Air located at the San Bernardino International Airport. The event will provide more than 1,000 business, community, civic and education leaders with an opportunity to hear how the County is facilitating the implementation of the County-wide Vision and learn how they can play an important role in the County’s new future.
On June 29, 2011 the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor’s adopted the Vision. Since that time the focus has been on implementation, engagement and the public-private collaboration taking place to maximize the region’s resources. Focus areas identified as critical to the vision of a “complete county” include Jobs, Education, Housing, Public Safety, Infrastructure, Quality of Life and Environment, among others.
“In an era of limited and competing resources, we must prioritize these resources wisely and invest our energies in aligning priorities with our collective vision for the County. This must be done in a collaborative and complementary manner so that the result is a strong, balanced economy that provides economic investment and job growth, as well as a better quality of life. I look forward to the opportunity at our 2012 State of the County to engage even more of our businesses, education, healthcare, community and government leaders in identifying those actions that will prove to have the greatest value and potential to fulfill our County Vision,” said San Bernardino County Chair and Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales.
The Vision Process gathered input from hundreds of citizens at community meetings held throughout the County, thousands of online surveys and business roundtables with more than 25 expert groups including retail, environment, home building, military, education, health care and commercial real estate. The Process created a portrait of the future the County seeks to create.
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.
State of the County 2012 will be held at Million Air at San Bernardino International Airport located at 295 N Leland Norton Way in San Bernardino. Tickets are $50. To register go to www.sbcountyadvantage.com.
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 go to www.SBCountyAdvantage.com or www.SBCountyBuzz.com