Economic Development

Overview

Economic Development Division

NOTE:  EFFECTIVE MAY 3, 2021, Development Services Department, Economic Development Division public counter is now open for services between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, closed alternating Fridays.  To minimize impacts of potential COVID-19 exposure, there is currently no waiting in the lobby area of the Development Services Department.  Please respect the six-foot  social distancing guideline set by the CDC by forming a line using the available ground place markers and entering one person at a time.  Thank you.

The Economic Development Division administers a variety of economic development programs and services that support businesses and residents in the City of Redlands. Division staff is involved in business retention and attraction activities, business networking, marketing, workforce development, tourism and project support.

We encourage you to explore the following links to learn more about our resources and services.

Business Resources

Business Information, Data and Resources

Visit the business section to learn about current programs, city data, online tools, business licenses, One Stop Permit Center, as well as, city, state and federal resources.

Housing Information

Housing Development and Programs

Learn about current residential developments, San Bernardino County’s affordable housing initiatives, and energy improvement financing programs.

Education Resources

Schools and Career Resources 

Visit the education section to learn about the Redlands Unified School District, University of Redlands and career resources.

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Opportunity Zone

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 established Opportunity Zones as a mechanism to provide tax incentives for investment in designated U.S. Census Tracts. Investments made by individuals through special funds in these zones would be allowed to defer or eliminate federal taxes on capital gains.

The City of Redlands has one (1) Opportunity Zone, which includes Census Tract 80.02, identified in the map below. 

map of redlands' opportunity zone

To learn more about Opportunity Zones, please visit the following resources for additional information: