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City Resources

Business Visitation Program

The Economic Development Division’s Business Visitation Program provides a great opportunity for company representatives and economic development staff to meet and discuss business operations, business information and resources, future expansion plans and many other business-related topics. It also provides businesses with an opportunity to share and showcase what they do best.

Whether your Redlands-based business is large or small, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and let us know when a visit to your facility would be convenient.

Please contact the Economic Development staff at (909) 335-4755 ext 1, to schedule your business visit.

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. To learn more, click here.

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing Programs

The City of Redlands, in participation with the California Enterprise Development Authority (CEDA), the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) and their affiliated financing partners, is offering commercial and residential property owners multiple programs for financing energy upgrades and improvements. Learn more here.

Redlands Chamber of Commerce

Incorporated in 1893, the Redlands Chamber of Commerce continues to provide a service for local businesses and professionals looking to improve their business and build a better community. The Chamber’s programs and activities are focused on three main themes, business promotion and assistance, community development and community promotion.

SCORE – Inland Empire

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. With over 30 volunteer mentors in the Inland Empire and 900 years of business experience, we are a very active chapter providing a full range of counseling services as well as putting on workshops covering a wide range of topics.

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County Resources

Workforce Development Department

The County of San Bernardino’s Workforce Development Department provides programs that can assist employers with hiring and training new employees, as well as developing customized programs to meet a company’s current workforce needs. Services include worker recruitment and advertising, tax credit verification for hired applicants and space to conduct interviews. Contact the WDD directly or the City of Redlands Economic Development Division for more information. 

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a program offered by the County of San Bernardino’s Workforce Development Department to assist businesses and offset the training costs of new employees. Normally when businesses hire new employees there is a period of time when the employee is learning the job and he/she is not as productive as more experienced employees. OJT assists in offsetting these costs and helps your company hire and train highly qualified employees.