Neil covers the economy for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, The Sun and the Redlands Daily Facts.
New residential construction
Demand for single-family homes in the Inland Empire has fueled the strongest building activity in nearly a decade, according to a new report from UC Riverside, though experts say the recent spike is nowhere near the intensity and volume of the mid-2000s.Construction on single-family homes construction in the region hit its highest level for a single quarter in nine years, at 2,182 units, in the first quarter, according to the
Logistical and moving services
FONTANA >> As the number of people who shop online rises, so does demand for more distribution centers in the region, like the one that opened Thursday in Fontana to help speed up...
Metals and minerals
RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> The Gerdau Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga, the last full-production steel mill in California, aims to turn a traditionally dirty business into being nearly emission-free.The company on Wednesday celebrated the groundbreaking for an emissions-cleaning building, which also coincided with the...
Joni Mitchell once lamented how developers “paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” But what happens when demand for parking lots fades? For more than a century, the urban landscape of Southern California has been shaped by the century-old technology: the car. But now developers and urban planning experts are envisioning how the next disruptive...
LA County Fair
POMONA >> The L.A. County Fair is coming and with it its bringing more than 1,000 jobs.Fairplex in Pomona is hosting a job fair Tuesday, June 27 to fill 1,200 seasonal positions at this year’s fair.“We actually get people of all ages (over 18), so we see a very diverse workforce,” said Renee Hernandez, Fairplex spokeswoman. “Most...
CHINO >> After 60 years of strikeouts, home runs and stolen second bases, Mayo Briones Field is closing.The field, which belongs to the Chino Valley Unified School District and is adjacent to Chino High School, has been the longtime home to Chino American Little League. The district plans to use the land to expand and modernize the campus, one of the older high schools in Southern California. The league...
The Inland Empire led Southern California in construction of logistics and freight-related warehousing real estate, according to a report released from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.While just released Monday, the data is based on 2015 numbers. The report found logistics-type construction in the Inland Empire dwarfed the...
ONTARIO >> On a trial basis, Ontario International Airport will start to receive flights from China this summer — part of a larger effort to help spur development and expand international flights between the Inland region and the Asian country, officials announced Thursday.Dynamic International Airways, a charter airline service based out...
FONTANA >> Pizza lovers, rejoice (and pass the antacid): A 1.3-mile pizza may become reality in Fontana on Saturday. A pizza restaurant equipment distribution company based in Kentucky, with a branch office in Carson, will attempt to assemble the mega-pie at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.If successful,
RIALTO >> The Rialto Marketplace, the city’s largest shopping center to date and anchored by a Walmart Supercenter, is set for a grand opening July 20.The Walmart Supercenter, which opened April 5 at 1366 S. Riverside Ave., is complemented by Jersey Mike’s Subs, Chipotle, Carl’s Jr., Pieology, Les Schwab Tires, GNC, Kelly’s Nails,...