Fisker Automotive Selects Moreno Valley
The City of Moreno Valley welcomes Fisker Automotive and Technology Group (FATG) and celebrates the company’s decision to choose Moreno Valley to be the home of its new state of the art manufacturing facility. Fisker chose Moreno Valley after a lengthy national site competition among numerous states for this prestigious American car maker.
Over the course of the past several weeks, and under terms of strictest confidentiality, the City’s economic development team worked diligently with developer First Industrial Realty Trust as well as the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to bring this world-class automotive manufacturer to Moreno Valley.
Fisker announced that it will lease a newly-constructed 555,670 sq. ft. facility located at 17100 Perris Blvd. in Moreno Valley’s South Industrial area.
This project will bring highly skilled jobs to Moreno Valley and will introduce the electric hybrid car manufacturing industry into the region. In partnership with the City’s “Hire MoVal Program,” Fisker’s opening will provide approximately 150 job opportunities for Moreno Valley residents. The company also intends to feature its Moreno Valley facility as a showroom and to provide tours of the car manufacturing process.
“This is a landmark moment for our City,” said Mayor Jesse Molina. “Fisker’s presence will provide a tremendous long term benefit for the future of Moreno Valley and the State of California. The City is very proud to welcome Fisker and we are grateful that the company is committed to hiring from Moreno Valley’s highly qualified workforce,” he said.
“Fisker believes in the quality, work ethic and competitiveness of manufacturing in the USA,” said Jim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Fisker. “California's natural beauty, trend setting, technology, and environmental focus are perfectly aligned with our Karma re-launch.”
This project required unprecedented coordination by multiple parties working together to site Fisker’s manufacturing facility in California. The Moreno Valley City Council thanks the many organizations for diligent and creative collaboration that made this project possible, including First Industrial Realty Trust, State of California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), the City of Moreno Valley Economic Development Team, March Joint Powers Authority, Riverside County Workforce Development, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Southern California Gas Company, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and others. Fisker and First Industrial were thoroughly impressed by the commitment, expediency, business friendliness, and display of extraordinary team effort and coordination led by the City and its development team that resulted in Moreno Valley’s success over competitors at the national level.
For more information about the Fisker Automotive project or for development of new businesses, contact the Economic Development Department at 951.413.3460 or EDTeam@moval.org.