PROFIT TALKS: Riverside County Office of Economic Development

Feb 13, 09:27 PM

Joaquin Tijerina, Director of the Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) joins us to discuss his work there helping small businesses thrive and grow (and get started). And with the overall Riverside County Office of Economic Development that helps fund this center and so many other programs like Riverside County's Small Business Thrive Program, Business Assistance NOW Program, International Trade, and Innovation Programs, partnered with the University of California Riverside, the State of California and the US Small Business Administration (among others).

Hear all that's happening in Riverside County today from warehouse logistics to more tech savvy agriculture (that's pioneering how to grow more with less). Along with thriving tourism in the Coachella Valley to continued wine growth in Temecula.  And the promise of turning the abandoned area around the Salton Sea into the "Lithium Valley": of the future,   Staring a new "gold rush" for more mineral extraction and the processing needed to drive the booming EV market.

On this week's PROFIT TALKS podcast. Brought to you by your Orange County/Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (OCIE SBDC). Funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the California Office of the Small Business Advocate.