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News Release

City of Moreno Valley Wins Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet Award

For immediate release: February 27, 2017

Red Carpet Award

The City of Moreno Valley is proud to announce its Employment Resource Center Relaunch took home a first place finish at the Inland Empire Economic Partnership’s (IEEP) Fourth Annual Turning Red Tape to Red Carpet Awards.

The Cooperation Among Cities, Counties or Agencies award was given to the City of Moreno Valley for its efforts to modernize the Employment Resource Center (ERC) to better serve employers, workforce and economic development professionals and job seekers.

The City was also named IEEP’s runner-up for its Sustainability and Green Development award for ALDI’s Sustainable LEED Gold Certified Moreno Valley Headquarters and Distribution Center, and a finalist for the Business Retention & Expansion award for its Momentum MoVal Business Visitation Program.

The IEEP’s Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet event honors agencies that have developed innovative ways to avoid bureaucratic red tape for the betterment of local economies and communities.

"The City of Moreno Valley is committed to innovating ways to make it easy for companies to do business in our City and for job seekers to find the right opportunities to get back to work," said Moreno Valley Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. "Cutting through the red tape and rolling out the red carpet strengthens the regional economy and puts people back to work."

The City of Moreno Valley used a $53,000 grant from the Western Regional Council of Governments to give the ERC a complete facelift.

Since opening its doors in 2009, the ERC has helped lower the unemployment rate, create jobs and raise the quality of life for Moreno Valley and County residents. In 2016, staff embarked on the ERC Relaunch program that included:

  • Computer Lab Upgrade – New computers for staff, the workshop/training room and public computer lab
  • Facility Facelift – Included new paint, carpet, window treatments and plumbing upgrades
  • Internet Upgrade – The 4 mbps internet connection was upgraded to 40 mbps connection
  • New Software and Operating System – Prior to the program upgrade, the facility was running Windows XP on previously surplused computers

The upgrades have allowed clients to receive vital services in a welcoming and efficient environment.

The IEEP is a regional economic development organization dedicated to improving the economic vitality of the Inland Empire for more than 30 years. The organization is focused on bringing jobs to the region, fostering economic opportunities, and enhancing the quality of life for residents of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

For more information about establishing a new business in Moreno Valley, please contact the Economic Development Department at EDTeam@moval.org or at 951.413.3460.

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Kimberly Sutherland
Public Information Officer