Riverside, California - Best City to Live and Work

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  • The community of Riverside, set in California's Riverside County, has a population of more than 255,000, and is the largest in the Inland Empire area. The city is the birthplace of California's orange industry, which dates to the importation of the Brazilian navel orange in 1871. (As a little piece of trivia, one of the city's two original orange trees can still be found producing oranges today).

    Set just an hour east of Los Angeles (JOBS), the people of Riverside have built (and preserved) some elegantly designed buildings over the years. The famous Fox Theatre, built in 1929, for instance, hosted many celebrities over the years and showed the first public screening of Gone with the Wind in 1939. Another landmark of much renown is the Mission Inn, a lavish four-star hotel, which has hosted a number of heads of state and celebrities. The hotel provides tours of its majestic grounds.

    These are but some examples of the rich heritage upon which Riverside built its foundation. While preserving its past, Riverside plans to support its future. Careful planning has led to a well-developed city that is dynamic and progressive. With its thriving economy and gorgeous scenery in concert with a lively history and culture, Riverside is a great place to live.

    The six-county region of Greater Los Angeles is home to about 900 life science companies. Riverside is a good drive away from the area's largest life-science companies. Part of the Inland Empire, Riverside is home to Watson Pharmaceuticals and KC Pharmaceuticals Inc.. A drive away in the cities of Orange, Tustin and Irvine, you will find Ista Pharmaceuticals, Stason Pharmaceuticals, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc., Zymo Research Corporation, Irvine Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cortex Pharmaceuticals, ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Allergan Inc. Closer to the city of Los Angeles you will find Amgen and Catalyst Pharmaceutical Research.

    The Southern California Biomedical Council also known as SoCalBio is the trade association of the life-science industry in Greater Los Angeles. The mission of SoCalBio is to represent and promote medical device and biotechnology industry in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and the Inland Empire and Gold Coast.

    For more information about opportunities in Los Angeles, visit the Biotech Beachâ„¢ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in the area and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.

    Check out job opportunities by visiting the BioSpace Career Center. Here you will find the life sciences most premier career events which showcase an array of local employers. At the Career Center homepage you can even check out video to see what the career fair experience is like and hear what job seekers and employers have to say.

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    Government City of Riverside
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    Real Estate  
      Inland Valleys Association of Realtors
      Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce (Real Estate Directory)
      Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce (Accommodations & Lodging)
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      Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)
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      Riverside County Office of Education
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      California Baptist University (Riverside)
      California State University, San Bernardino
      La Sierra University (Riverside)
      Riverside Community College District
      San Bernardino Community College District
      San Bernardino Valley College
      University of California Riverside
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