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2022 State of the County to draw local leaders, businesses, nonprofits and residents together

November 16, 2022


Following a three-year hiatus, the 2022 County of Riverside State of the County event will bring hundreds of stakeholders together to discuss Riverside County’s growth and opportunities as a premier destination for business investment. Other key drivers of Riverside County’s strong regional economy include job growth, high quality of life, as well as the tourism and hospitality industries.

The State of the County event will be held on Dec. 8 at the Morongo Resort in Cabazon. The event will run from 8 a.m. through 11 a.m., with speeches on Riverside County’s outlook delivered by Board Chairman Jeff Hewitt, Supervisor Karen Spiegel and Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. The master of ceremonies will be County Executive Officer Jeff Van Wagenen. The event also includes networking opportunities and an expo of businesses and services.

“Riverside County is the fastest growing county in Southern California,” said Chairman Hewitt. “With a booming population and an emerging tech ecosystem, we are the premier location in Southern California for business investments. The State of the County event is a central gathering to share our tremendous growth and outlook for all of our businesses, nonprofits and residents to see.”

Typically an annual event, the last State of the County event was held in 2018 and rescheduled the last two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The recent 2020 Census data confirms what we’ve known for years,” said Van Wagenen. “We believe our rapid growth is proof that we’re doing something right as more people choose to live and work here. We are growing by 30,000 people every year – that’s like adding a city the size of Desert Hot Springs, Norco or Wildomar every year. We are optimistic that our population growth will also pave the way for new and increased funding that provide for critically important services to our residents.”

Visit to register for tickets. Advanced tickets are $50 per person. Tickets on the day of the event will be $65 per person.