Economic Development


For inquiries regarding Economic Development, contact Karen Peterson at (909) 820-2505.

The mission of the Economic Development Division is to:

  • Seek out and attract quality businesses to diversify the local business base.
  • Improve and increase employment opportunities for local residents.
  • Conduct business communications, outreach, and retention activities.
  • Facilitate redevelopment and revitalization of blighted sites.
  • Encourage growth in the retail sales tax-producing business base so as to provide additional tax revenues to the City to support municipal services and operations.

The Economic Development Division also provides many important services to prospective businesses or developers, including:

  • Site Selection Assistance
  • Demographic Information
  • Ombudsman and Expedited Services for City Approval Process
  • Referral Services to Business Assistance Agencies

If you are an existing business looking to expand or a new business looking for a place to conduct business here in Rialto, your first call should be to the Economic Development Division (909) 820-8016. We can assist you in finding a site and in obtaining necessary approvals to help get your business up and running faster.


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