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Global Engineering Firm Moves to Enterprise Zone

Parsons Brinckerhoff relocates to accommodate business, workforce growth

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Sept. 8, 2011) –The San Bernardino Valley Enterprise Zone (SBVEZ) is pleased to announce that Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global planning, engineering and project/construction management firm, has located to the zone. The firm has relocated to a 20,000 square-foot office building located in the Tri-City Corporate Centre complex in San Bernardino. The new inland address is 451 E. Vanderbilt Way, Suite 200.

Parsons Brinckerhoff previously operated two inland offices in Ontario and San Bernardino. The move took place in June to accommodate potential future expansion plans and to better serve the needs and increase responsiveness to clients in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Existing inland clients include the San Bernardino Associated Governments, Inland Valley Development Agency, Caltrans, Riverside County Transportation Commission, and many other local counties, cities and private developers.

The current staff numbers approximately 75 and there are plans to increase the workforce by an estimated 25 people in the next few years. The firm is pursuing the enterprise zone program as a tool to bring in more employees.

“Our company is growing at a tremendous rate in Southern California, and our plan is to recruit from the local labor pool to meet increased demand,” said Doug Sawyer, Inland Empire area manager for Parsons Brinckerhoff. “We look forward to utilizing the enterprise zone to help us create more local job opportunities.”

Parsons Brinckerhoff assists public and private clients with the planning, development, operation and maintenance of critical infrastructure and facilities projects. The firm services the transportation, aviation, water/wastewater, environmental and land development industries. Parsons Brinckerhoff was founded in 1885 and employs a California staff of 750 in six-full service offices, and a worldwide staff of 14,000 people in approximately 150 offices on five continents. For more information about Parsons Brinckerhoff, call (909) 888-1106, or visit

About the San Bernardino Valley Enterprise Zone

The San Bernardino Valley Enterprise Zone is an Enterprise Zone established by the California Department of Housing and Community Development to encourage investment, growth, development and job creation in economically distressed areas of the county. The zone covers approximately 42 square miles and includes areas of Colton, San Bernardino and unincorporated portions of San Bernardino County. The Enterprise Zone is a joint effort between the Inland Valley Development Agency, City of Colton, City of San Bernardino, and the County of San Bernardino.  For more information, visit, or email

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