About the area:
Southern California's Inland Empire is a popular informal name for a region located in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The area was established at the end of the 19th century and was a major center of agriculture including citrus, dairy, and wine-making. The name "Inland Empire" was first used in the 1950s to distinguish the region from the communities of the Los Angeles area, and Los Angeles itself.
The area is attracting the interest of business executives around the country and the world. The region's assets are plentiful, and include vast expanses of undeveloped land, right in the heart of Southern California. Some 27 colleges and universities produce an educated and highly-skilled labor force.