Incorporated in 1984, Moreno Valley set the US record for growth in the late 1980s, claiming the “nation’s fastest growing city” title. Now with a population exceeding 146,500, the City is still young. Most commercial and industrial buildings, housing, shopping centers, and offices were built after 1985.
Moreno Valley is well situated. The city is served by the Moreno Valley Freeway (Route 60) and Interstate 215. Rail service is available and an intermodal facility is less than 18 miles away. Moreno Valley neighbor, March Inland Port is under development as an air cargo port. Ontario International Airport can be reached in less than 30 minutes. Fiber optic, wireless, and copper telecommunications infrastructure is accessible.
Recent economic growth has created more than 3,000 new jobs at employers like Porvene Doors, Riverside County Waste Management, the Federal Bureau of Land Management, Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, Aurora Modular, Thor California, and the Walgreens Distribution Center.
Commercial and industrial growth is supported by access to the Inland Empire’s 27 community colleges and world-renowned universities, the development of more than 2,600 new homes, and a strong pro-business attitude among residents and civic leaders.