I’ve often referred to our community as the 'Jewel of the Inland Empire', but with world-class businesses and innovation, Rialto is fast becoming much more than that.
Our success stories could fill an encyclopedia, from the mission critical work that Martinez & Turek Inc. does as a major aerospace and defense contractor to, more recently, Amazon’s new Rialto distribution center, which will help the online retailer meet its goal of same-day delivery.
We’re home to globally respected manufacturers such as Biscomerica and Monier Lifetile, logistics and distribution centers for giants such as Federal Express, Target,Staples and Toys R Us, and a robust transportation network that includes two major freeways, rail service and convenient access to major airports. All of this translates to a quality of life we treasure and are committed to build upon. In the months and years ahead, we will see the Renaissance Rialto development spring to life on our former general aviation airport site. We’ll see more jobs for working families and our young people. We’ll reap the benefits of wise investment in infrastructure and public safety. As we grow, we celebrate our diversity as well. Our business ownership rates for women (32 percent), Latinos (48 percent) and African Americans (15 percent) all exceed the state average, creating vibrant opportunities not found elsewhere.
There are reasons Rialto is home to all of this – a City staff second to none, leaders committed to our future, businesses who see themselves not only as private enterprises but as community partners, and, most of all, residents proud to call Rialto home.
Thank you to all for making Rialto the Crown Jewel we’ve become.
Mayor Deborah Robertson