Global Trade & Logistics

Priority and Emerging Sectors

 

Two people in hard hats working inside a factory Description:

Although the Inland Empire, comprised of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, is located east of Los Angeles and away from major import/export areas, according to a study by the Brookings Institution, the region now ranks 24th in the nation in export-supported jobs, and its export-related jobs are expanding at 11.5% per year, a much higher rate than the 8.7% average for the 100 largest metro areas. Key merchandise export categories include computer and electronic products, transportation equipment, machinery manufactures, miscellaneous manufactures, and chemicals. Trade and transportation are vital components of the region’s successful logistics economy, and provide close to 340,000 jobs for area residents.


The Global Trade and Logistics grant will lead regional efforts in identifying opportunities, establishing collaborative systems and structures that involve regional secondary and post-secondary schools and industry partners, and the integration of resources to design and deliver workforce training and business development services into regional projects that advance and sustain California’s economic growth and increase jobs through global trade.


  • Contact:

    Robert Corona, Deputy Sector Navigator

    robert.corona@rcc.edu

    Hosted at Riverside Community College District

    152 East Sixth Street

    Corona, CA. 92879

     

    Jeffrey Williamson, Statewide Sector Navigator

    jeff.williamson@rccd.edu

 



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