Murrieta and Temecula have formed the Twin Cities of Southern California. This section looks at the region's major projects and plans.

  • Southwest California economic developers seek more information on regional businesses

    What do you specifically know about a large segment of business and industry in Southwest Riverside County? If you are an economic developer for a city or economic development organization, the answer is “not enough.” The Economic Development Corp. (EDC) of Southwest California has undertaken the population of a comprehensive innovative asset and support service database for the Southwest region. Its membership, which includes the cities of Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Temecula and Wildomar, wants to know more than which companies are located in the region.

  • Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

    Whether you come to play, relax, explore or relocate, Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country has something for everyone. Temecula Valley is a place where you can find a rare blend of natural space with plenty of recreational opportunities.

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  • Corporate headquarters in Murrieta?

    Truax Development is pleased to announce its Creekside Corporate Campus is moving forward. Located adjacent to the I-15 and I-215 freeway connection, in Murrieta, the 18-acre site includes three identical 81,000-square-foot buildings totaling 243,000 square feet in a campus-like setting. The campus features floor plates of 27,000 square feet, allowing for a large corporate plan layout. The Creekside Corporate Campus buildings can be made deliverable during the first quarter of 2012.

  • Target Corp. opens Super Target in Murrieta

    Retail Development Advisors Corp. of Yorba Linda, Calif., opened a second Target store in Murrieta in July 2009 at The Orchard - Stone Creek Shopping Center. At nearly 180,000 square feet, it is one of the largest Target store concepts to open in the country.

  • Retailers, hospitality see growth in Murrieta

    Optimism about future growth has all but vanished from many communities during the current economic downturn, but not in Murrieta. A rare combination of public and private efforts has made optimism a common thread between the city, retail developers and the hospitality industry. As a result, Murrieta continues to attract national and regional businesses despite current economic conditions.

  • Retail demographics study shows Murrieta as high income community

    The city of Murrieta retained Speer Consulting of Coronado in April 2009 to conduct a retail study to compare Murrieta’s demographics with communities in San Diego, Orange and Inland Southern California counties in preparation for the International Council of Shopping Centers convention in Las Vegas. Some of the key findings of the report were as follows:

  • Is high speed rail in Murrieta’s future?

    Like many “frontier” communities, Murrieta’s foundation was set when the California Southern Railway came to town in 1882. When the railroad gave way in 1935 to more efficient means of transportation, only the places with a solid community foundation like Murrieta were able to survive.

  • Murrieta -- a great place to grow and play

    A community, as a whole, benefits from recreation programs and aesthetically pleasing parks in a variety of ways: people learn, exercise and compete and challenge one another; they relax with a change of pace or scenery; they enjoy the beauty, peace and solitude of nature; and they visit with family, friends and neighbors. The city of Murrieta’s leisure facilities, parks, open spaces, trails, activities and events do more than provide recreational opportunities and outdoor enjoyment for its residents; they epitomize what is unique about Murrieta. In the case of its parks, they offer a distinctive heritage to hand down to future generations.

  • Murrieta schools offer more than just traditional education

    Murrieta Valley Unified School District offers diverse students from kindergarten through high school with an excellent, comprehensive academic program with award-winning student activities, highly acclaimed visual and performing arts and outstanding interscholastic athletics.

  • Murrieta Learning Center opens new Student Resource Center

    University of Phoenix Southern California Campus’ Murrieta Learning Center is pleased to present students with a new and improved Student Resource Center (SRC) where they can complete assignments, log in to online classes, meet with their peers in the designated “student collaboration rooms,” receive one-on-one tutoring, relax at the coffee bar or even watch their favorite television show on the mounted flat screen TVs. In addition, students are given the options of both Mac and IBM computers so they can work on whichever operating system they prefer.

  • Murrieta promotes international investment, trade

    With the financial and banking downturn affecting the ability of developers to locate traditional sources of financing for new development projects, the city of Murrieta has initiated the process of encouraging international investors to consider opportunities for attracting overseas investments to the community.

  • Murrieta Education Center breaks new ground in education

    Murrieta Education Center LLC is moving forward with plans to build a $50 million higher education facility in Murrieta that would provide Southwest Riverside County residents with convenient access to a wide variety of affordable higher-educational resources.

  • Murrieta Chamber Of Commerce, school district form unique partnership to promote career technical education

    As part of a highly unique program to link the Murrieta business community with the Murrieta Valley Unified School District, the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce has relocated its offices to the new Murrieta Mesa High School. Murrieta Mesa is Murrieta’s third comprehensive high school, which opened its doors last year. Consistent with this new partnership, the Chamber of Commerce and the Murrieta Valley Unified School District have created the Murrieta Education Resource Center to promote technical training and education in the community.

  • Murrieta attracts technology businesses

    As Murrieta has continued to grow as one of San Diego’s newest bedroom communities, it has also become increasingly attractive to technology and manufacturing companies that have set up business in the community. More than 100 manufacturing and other technology companies now make their home in Murrieta. Many of these companies have indicated that they have located in Murrieta due to the proximity to San Diego and Los Angeles/Orange County, affordable land along both I-15 and I-215 freeways, the Southern California quality of life and an educated work force.

  • Murrieta approves comprehensive strategy for economic development

    While many cities in California focus their economic development efforts on attracting new retail businesses to their communities, the Murrieta City Council has approved a comprehensive approach to economic development. Each year, the City Council establishes its goals and objectives. As in previous years, the council has established its No. 1 priority as “aggressively pursuing measurable economic development.” While retail development is certainly important in order to provide new services and sources of municipal revenues for Murrieta, the council’s goal is to pursue a “broad approach to economic development so as to diversify our economic base and encourage the private sector to create new higher end jobs in Murrieta for our residents.”

  • Retail study shows low vacancy rates in Murrieta

    Retail Development Advisors Corp. of Yorba Linda, Calif., completed its second annual study of retail vacancy rates in shopping centers and potential anchored centers in the Murrieta trade area in September 2009. The study analyzed all anchored retail shopping centers and furniture centers within the Murrieta trade area. The Orchard - Stone Creek trade area was defined as within a 3-mile radius of the Orchard at Stone Creek Center in Murrieta, while the larger trade Murrieta trade area of is an 8-mile by 8-mile area with The Orchard - Stone Creek shopping center at the interchange of I-215 and Clinton Keith Road as the center.

  • Construction under way on Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta

    Construction is well under way on the first phase of the new Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta campus. The first phase, which will open in early 2011, will consist of a five-story, 106-bed teaching hospital and a five-story medical office tower.

  • New Jerome’s Furniture store serves customers in Murrieta

    Jerome’s Furniture has been supplying furniture to San Diego since 1954 and has recently opened a new store in Murrieta, which marked the beginning of the company’s latest series of new store openings and greater footprint in southern California. Jerome’s has seen a boom in customers driving to its stores from the Inland Empire, and is now better serving those consumers with new stores in the city of Murrieta and Corona.

  • Crossroads Corporate Center: Southwest Riverside County’s Class A office alternative

    In just its fifth year of existence, the two 78,000-square-foot Crossroads Corporate Center buildings -- part of a planned 273,000-square-foot campus located at the confluence of the 15 and 215 freeways in Murrieta -- continues to provide regional top-tier tenants a Class A alternative.

  • City approves BMW of Murrieta luxury car dealership

    The city of Murrieta approved the construction of the new BMW of Murrieta automobile dealership on an 8.41-acre freeway-adjacent site located at the southwest corner of Madison Avenue and Auto Mall Parkway, in the Murrieta Auto Mall. The dealership will be developed by the Hendrick Automotive Group of Charlotte, N.C.

  • APU Murrieta Regional Center

    Azusa Pacific University has educated adults in the Southwest Riverside County for more than 20 years. In 2002, APU put down roots in Murrieta, on Los Alamos Boulevard, where each week more than 600 students are earning teaching credentials, plus a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

  • Murrieta ranked as nation’s 2nd safest city

    According to 2008 FBI statistics, Murrieta is the second safest city in the nation for cities with population over 100,000. Murrieta ranked immediately after, Irvine which was classified as the safest city in the United States. The third safest city was Cary, N.C., which is part of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park.

  • Murrieta/Temecula housing report: June sales up; prices stable for two years

    While the quiet lull of slowed home sales still whispers throughout the country, Southern California’s Twin Cities are still buzzing. The cities of Temecula and Murrieta remain premier cities within Southwest Riverside County. Residents and businesses have been attracted to these cities for a number of reasons, including our highly skilled labor force, top notch K-12 school system, quality and affordable housing, and an exceptional quality of life. It is with these attractive qualities that residents continue to be drawn to the region.

  • French Valley Parkway freeway interchange, I-215 widening improving Twin Cities’ accessibility

    Access to the cities of Temecula and Murrieta will soon have a smoother ride due to two major infrastructure projects in the works. A new freeway interchange called French Valley Parkway and the widening of the Interstate 215 freeway will significantly impact the western Riverside County road network and change the landscape of how the Twin Cities are accessed. These two major infrastructure projects will also undoubtedly influence the region’s economic future in a positive way.

  • Murrieta, Temecula form strategic partnership: Twin Cities of Southern California

    Murrieta and Temecula, the Twin Cities of Southern California, recently established a joint economic development marketing partnership. Murrieta and Temecula found themselves addressing many interests that affect both communities pertaining to economic development, including attracting/expanding businesses that offer high-paying jobs, attracting additional higher education institutions including vocational/technical schools, improving and expanding health care options and implementing new infrastructure projects.

  • Temecula: The next 20 years

    The city of Temecula has embarked on an exciting process called the Quality of Life/Temecula 2030 Master Plan, which will be used as a road map and planning tool for the next 20 years. This plan will be a living document that defines the city’s long-term goals in a variety of areas, including but not limited to sustainability of quality of life, continual maintenance of public infrastructure, public safety, higher education, business retention and attraction, economic development and fiscal stability.

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center to study feasibility of building new hospital in Temecula

    Officials of Loma Linda University Medical Center are commencing with a feasibility study on building a new hospital in Temecula, to complement the services to be offered by Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta.

  • Promenade Temecula expansion offers upscale shopping, dining experience

    After a quick drive north on the I-15 freeway, visitors make a right turn at Winchester Road and are met with inspired shopping and outstanding style at the Promenade Temecula. With more than 170 specialty shops and restaurants, the Promenade Temecula is on course to be one of the region’s most visited shopping malls.

  • California State University San Marcos at Temecula: preparing a region’s work force

    Well known as the destination location for scenic wineries, championship golf courses and a growing and innovative business base, now the Southwest Riverside region is garnering notice for something new: the innovative public higher educational opportunities offered at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) at Temecula.

  • Temecula’s Civic Center: A wise business investment

    Old Town Temecula was glowing (literally) this past holiday season. It wasn’t just the lighted garland adorning the street poles, the sounds of laughter from ice skaters in the square or even the pizzazz from the 1st Annual New Year’s Grape Drop. Old Town was glowing from the thousands of residents and visitors of all ages spending time in the merchant shops, dining in restaurants and enjoying their community and the newly constructed Town Square. Old Town has never been more alive.

  • Old Town Temecula becomes thriving downtown business, cultural, entertainment district

    Since the late 1990s, Old Town Temecula has gone through a modern-day renaissance, resulting in the largest expansion of development in its history. Unprecedented levels of investment -- both private and public -- have transformed a popular antique district into a thriving downtown.

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