Growth as usual?

Growth as usual?

Last month, a report issued by the California Department of Finance indicated Inland Southern California will likely double to 8 million residents by 2050. Whether all 4 million new residents show up within the next 40 years or not, recent history indicates the region can still expect a large influx of new residents. As we previously noted, the million-dollar question…

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Time to grow up

Time to grow up

If population projections released this past week come to fruition, Riverside County will be the second most-populous county in California by 2050, ranking behind only behemoth Los Angeles County. The report, issued by the California Department of Finance — the folks responsible for statewide fiscal planning and demographics — says Riverside County can expect to house 4.7 million residents in…

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Census: Riverside County third in total residents added since 2000

Census: Riverside County third in total residents added since 2000

New Census figures released this week show Riverside County ranked third in the nation in total residents added (481,000) since the 2000 Census while neighboring San Bernardino County ranked sixth (290,000). Together, the two-county Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario MSA added 771,000 residents between 2000 and 2006, putting the region on track to add over 1 million new residents between 2000 and 2010…

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4 million and counting

4 million and counting

New figures released last week by California Department of Finance indicate that both San Bernardino and Riverside counties each passed the 2 million mark in population in 2006, making the two counties the 4th and 5th most-populous counties respectively in California. It also signals Inland Southern California has reached the 4 million mark in overall population, which places the region…

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Inland growth driving SoCal region

Inland growth driving SoCal region

Inland Southern California’s growth continues to lead the six-county Southern California region according to an annual report released by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Although the State of the Region report says the Inland area’s home affordability index is fast dropping inline with its coastal neighbors, the area continues to attract both jobs and population, many arriving from…

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Want the NFL back in LA? Think Inland.

Want the NFL back in LA? Think Inland.

Let’s face it, the NFL has wasted nearly a decade attempting to place a team back in Los Angeles. Outside of a few fancy stadium proposals, nothing even close to concrete has come of it. And now, some within the league are saying the cost to re-enter the metropolitan LA market may simply be too high: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry…

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‘A Sleeping Giant’ – part deux

‘A Sleeping Giant’ – part deux

As mentioned in the last post, a report released earlier this month by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. indicated Inland Southern California (Riv-SB-Ont) will continue to lead the state in population, housing and employment growth. It also reports the region’s personal income and taxable sales continue to climb as well. Likewise, a similar report by local economist John…

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‘A Sleeping Giant’

‘A Sleeping Giant’

A report released this week by Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. says Inland Southern California will continue to lead the state in jobs and housing growth, confirming what many area residents have felt the past few years as the region’s population nears 4 million: Setting the pace, once again, in Southern California will be the Riverside-San Bernardino area with…

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Office, retail picks up

Office, retail picks up

Three recently released reports by commercial real estate brokerage CB Richard Ellis Inc. says that, although housing remains big within Inland Southern California, both the commercial and industrial sectors are doing brisk business as well. All together, the reports indicate 34 million square feet of on-going construction activity in retail, office and industrial projects within the two-county region. Although there’s…

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3.8 million and counting

3.8 million and counting

According to the latest population estimates just released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Inland Southern California once again led the state in population growth as both Riverside and San Bernardino counties ranked in the top 5 in the number of new residents. Together, the two counties added nearly 150,000 residents between July 2003 and July 2004, giving the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario…

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