About Us:

Bridge

Builders

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What We Do

We help build bridges between businesses and opportunities. As the largest county in the U.S., at over 20,000 square miles, you need an informed partner like us to connect you with the best locations and people our county has to offer.

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How We Do It

By actively engaging with all aspects of the business ecosystem, we stay up to date with what’s happening across our dynamic County. When it comes to making the right connections in San Bernardino County, you can count on us to put you in touch with the resources and people you need to make your business prosper and grow.

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An Array

of Services

At Economic Development, we connect businesses with the people and resources you need to make your business succeed.

Economic Development

The Economic Development Department provides free site selection assistance. If you need help with permitting or understanding local regulations, we’re your go-to resource. Looking for local market information, demographic data, or incentive programs? We’ve got the latest information.

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International Investment

Over 800 foreign-owned businesses have a footprint in the County. Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Japan, and China are the five biggest trade partners. France, Germany, the UK, Sweden, Australia, and Switzerland have a significant presence as well.

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Workforce Development

With a countywide workforce of nearly one million people, our Workforce Development Department helps businesses meet their ongoing hiring and training needs. Businesses need skilled workers, and we can help you find them.

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Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development

When you’re ready to start your own business, let us help you with site selection assistance specific to your needs. We’re happy to help coordinate site tours and connect you with real estate brokers, developers, utilities, and other public agencies. We can also point you in the right direction when it comes to assistance with permitting, regulation, incentives, and accessing market and demographic information.

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Travel and Tourism

People flock to San Bernardino County to hike in our world-renowned national parks, ski our majestic mountains, and explore our intriguing history. We can explain the tourism business landscape across our vast county and connect you with the resources you need to get started.

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Film and Photography Permitting

San Bernardino County has a long working relationship with nearby Hollywood. We can help find accommodations for cast and crew and inform you about incentive programs. We specialize in obtaining film permits for the entertainment industry. Our knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive staff are hallmarks of our service.

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Our

Team

We are your go-to information center for your business services needs.

Derek Armstrong
Director[email protected]
Ana Ambriz
Executive Secretary II[email protected]
Brian Jorgensen
Business & Fiscal Analyst[email protected]
Ryan Niesen
Business Development & Entrepreneurship[email protected]
Melissa Howlett
Business Development & Tourism[email protected]
Mariam Rojo
Business Development & Marketing[email protected]
Marsha Serrano
Film & Marketing Assistant[email protected]

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