San Bernardino, California - Best City to Live and Work

  • Jobs in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, and Diagnostic Industries
  • Companies, Real Estate, Schools
  • You want it all: mountains and palm trees, city convenience and natural surroundings, great weather and inexpensive golfing. Where do you go? San Bernardino, of course!

    This city of more than 185,000 is set in San Bernardino County, just 59 miles (94 kilometers) east of Los Angeles, (JOBS) yet it is still close to nature, with the San Bernardino National Forest within close range. And speaking of ranges, there are mountains here – go to the top for winter skiing or stay at the bottom for camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, cycling, and golfing. Or go up, up in the air for paragliding – for a view like no other. But if you're tired of these wonderful activities, there is also the Mojave Desert nearby or acres of cherry and apple orchards to wander through. And for a quick getaway, you are near the Ontario International Airport.

    In downtown San Bernardino, Main Street's Court Street Square is a great place to bring a picnic lunch or to participate in a variety of events, including the Route 66 Rendezvous, an annual event that attracts 500,000 antique car enthusiasts from all over the world. Of course, malls abound, and, if you are in the market for antiques, you will find all kinds of different original shops throughout the city. And being in such proximity to the Mexican border, you can be assured of getting some great authentic Mexican food in the local restaurants.

    There are plenty of restaurants and bars to fill your nightlife with excitement, not to mention the San Bernardino Symphony, the California Theater of Performing Arts, or the Sturges Theater for evening performances. Then there is the Redlands Symphony, the Light Opera Association, the Community Concert Association, and the Sinfonia Mexicana.

    The six-county region of Greater Los Angeles is home to about 900 life science companies. San Bernardino is a drive away from the area's largest life-science companies. Part of the Inland Empire, Ontario 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 Beach™ 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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