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News Release  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2010
CONTACT:Michelle Dawson
Assistant to the City Manager
951.413.3053    michelled@moval.org

Moreno Valley Brings in Nearly 2,000 New Jobs

Nearly 2,000 new jobs were created in Moreno Valley over the past two years, as reported to the Mayor and City Council Members last night by the Economic Development Department. Despite the poor economy experienced nationwide, the City attracted numerous new businesses to the Moreno Valley community, including distribution, logistics, manufacturing, retail, restaurants, and three new hotels. New jobs created over the past two years total 1,896.

The businesses bringing the largest number of new jobs to the Moreno Valley community include United Natural Foods, Inc., which brought 398 new jobs when it opened its 613,200 s.f. distribution center in Moreno Valley (the company's largest distribution center in its Western Region). O’Reilly Automotive recently brought 375 new job opportunities to town, and Philips Electronics and the expanded Ross Distribution Center added 250 and 200 new jobs respectively.

“Despite the challenging market, numerous new businesses continue to select Moreno Valley as a place to do business,” reported Barry Foster, Economic Development Director. “Burlington Coat Factory, which had a hugely popular and strong opening last week, hired 86 people, three-fourths of whom live in Moreno Valley.”

The Economic Development Department anticipates an additional 700 new jobs in 2010 with the introduction of new businesses and the expansion of existing facilities in the community.

For further information contact the Economic Development Department at 951.413.3460.

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