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News Release

Moreno Valley Celebrates a Record Year

For immediate release: January 10, 2018

2017 will be remembered as a record-breaking year for the City of Moreno Valley.  Fulfilling priorities established by the Mayor and City Council, the City is focusing on creating jobs, attracting new businesses, encouraging development, supporting existing business expansion, and developing workforce readiness for new employment opportunities.  The commitment is already paying dividends; Moreno Valley’s new business licenses increased by 10.2% in 2017 with more than 14,000 new jobs that have been created in Moreno Valley over the last four years.

Following is just a few of the new businesses that joined the community in 2017:

  • Authentic Cutz Barbershop
  • Berumen Dance Studio
  • Botanica Guadalupe
  • Café Rio Restaurant
  • Cajun Wild Restaurant
  • Culichitown Restaurant
  • Cupcake & Espresso Bar (2nd location)
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
  • Farm Market
  • Fern’z Barbershop
  • Floor & Decor (distribution facility)
  • Hibbett Sporting Goods
  • IHOP restaurant (2nd location)
  • Jerome’s Furniture
  • Karma Automotive
  • Miniso
  • Organic Nail Bar
  • Paris House of Crepes
  • Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen
  • Pieology
  • Red Carpet Hair Studio
  • Saigon Bistro
  • Somay-Q Floor Coating
  • Uncle Em’s Southern Smokehouse
  • Wiseway Trucking

With strong growth in the commercial, hospitality and industrial sectors in 2017, private development invested more than $400 million in new businesses and construction projects in the City of Moreno Valley.

Moreno Valley Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez, expressed his dedication to maintaining the City’s strong Economic Development efforts.  “As Mayor and as a former business owner, I am proud of the successes experienced by Moreno Valley businesses and developers,” said Mayor Gutierrez. “I continue to prioritize opportunities for bringing more jobs and private investment to our community.  Working with our corporate citizens and small businesses, we are demonstrating Moreno Valley’s commitment to our businesses success and our job growth.”

For 2018, the City anticipates more new businesses to open:

  • Hyundai of Moreno Valley
  • Residence Inn by Marriott
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
  • Fatburger
  • Habit Burger
  • Mountain Mike’s Pizza
  • Sit 'n Sleep
  • Solaris Paper Regional Headquarters
  • Waba Grill
  • Z Pizza Tap Room

For more information about the City’s new businesses or to learn more about establishing a new business in Moreno Valley, please visit www.morenovalleybusiness.com and contact the Economic Development Department at EDTeam@moval.org or at 951.413.3460.


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Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.


Mike Lee
Economic Development Director