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Economic Development

The City of San Bernardino, Office of the City Manager administers a variety of economic development programs and services that support businesses and residents. The City's Economic Development Team has an entrepreneurial approach to doing business and works closely with our regional partners on collaborative efforts to support business retention/attraction, business networking, marketing/branding, workforce development, filming, tourism and project support.

For more information please contact Cruz Esparza IV, Economic Development Manager at (909) 384-5122 or Esparza_Cr@SBCity.org.

Mission Statement

"Our mission is to provide quality and cost effective services to the people of San Bernardino. We will provide excellence in leadership through the allocation of public resources to City programs that are responsive to community priorities and maximize opportunities for economic, educational and cultural viability."

Latest News

Council approves Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with developers, AECOM and The Fransen Company to redevelop Carousel Mall.

  • News release
  • Staff presentation, resolution, images and agreement

City of San Bernardino Sales Tax Update Q4 2015 (HdL Companies)


City demographic information

Reference USA - Consists of various modules including the business database of 24 million U.S. businesses containing information such as address, phone number, type of business, number of employees and sales. Advanced searches can be made with various limits including geography. These results are of interest to business people, job hunters, marketers and others. Among the other modules are a database of 4 million new businesses, a Lifestyle/Consumer database of more than 262 million American consumers with demographic information; some 2.5 million available jobs and internships from Indeed.org and the residential database including phone listings for 89 million U.S. households.

The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, Go-Biz, offers Tax Incentives!

The California Competes Tax Credit Program is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to relocate to or stay and grow in California.

For fiscal year 2016-17, GO-Biz will accept applications for the California Competes Tax Credit during the following periods July 25, 2016, through August 22, 2016 ($75 million available) January 2, 2017, through January 23, 2017 ($100 million available) March 6, 2017, through March, 27, 2017 ($68.3 million plus any remaining unallocated amounts from the previous application periods)

If you are interested learning more about relocating or expanding your business in the City of San Bernardino, please contact Cruz Esparza IV, Economic Development Manager, at (909) 384-5122 or Esparza_Cr@SBCity.org.