Business Resources

Moreno Valley Provides the Tools, Analytics and Support You Need to Succeed

Companies consistently choose Moreno Valley because we deliver.

The City of Moreno Valley is committed to both growing and maximizing the success of local businesses. The Economic Development Team provides connections, tools, data, and programs to support companies with their business needs.

Support ranges from site selection and navigating the development / permitting processes to fulfilling your business’ workforce recruitment needs.

Tools

Services

Start-up MoVal

As new businesses get started within the city boundaries, there are always permits and inspections required. For the City of Moreno Valley, this review process typically includes the Planning, Building & Safety, Fire Prevention and Business License offices. To help you get started, the City created “Start-up Kits” (below) to describe the process that you will need to complete and the information that you will need to provide.

Start-up Kits

To complete the permitting and inspection steps, you will need to meet with City staff in person at City Hall. These meetings generally occur on a walk-in basis. Most businesses fit into either Commercial Location or Home Based Business categories.

If you have general questions about the process, please contact a member of the Business License team at 951.413.3080 or by email at businesslicense@moval.org. If you have specific questions, you can call one of the numbers below for assistance.

Entitlement & Permitting Concierge

Take advantage of our concierge service to businesses and developers. We serve as your project partner at City Hall during all phases of the site selection, due diligence, entitlement, permitting, and construction processes. If an issue arises, the ED Team collaborates with the City’s Development Divisions and outside agencies, as necessary.

Let us track down solutions! Contact us by phone at 951.413.3460 or by email at EDTeam@moval.org.

Workforce Recruitment

Hire the best talent. The City’s Employee Resource Center (ERC) operates a one-stop job resource center that provides workforce development, recruitment, and job fair support to connect Moreno Valley businesses with the right staff.

The City of Moreno Valley encourages our businesses to hire locally. We want to be a helpful resource in this effort by promoting employment opportunities and supporting your workforce recruitment efforts. The City and Riverside County Workforce Development staff members work hand in hand with our businesses to conduct

  • Recruitment Advertising / Outreach
  • Employment Testing & Pre-screening
  • Interview Support
  • Job Fairs

Recruitment events can be hosted at your choice of location, including FREE use of the Employment Resource Center facility. These services are provided at NO COST to Moreno Valley businesses!

The City also connects businesses to employee training incentives. Funded by the State of California, the ERC can connect Moreno Valley businesses with Employment Training Panel (ETP) dollars and conduct various types of customized training programs.

Contact us to get started with your workforce recruitment

Employment Resource Center
12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday and Alternating Fridays
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Business Workshops & Consulting

Small Business Development Center

The City of Moreno Valley contracts with the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (IE-SBDC) to provide services for our booming small business community.

One-on-One Business Consulting

IE-SBDC provides one-on-one Business Consulting sessions for new and existing businesses. All sessions are confidential and FREE of charge for Moreno Valley residents and businesses. Topics include:

  • Starting & Expanding a Business
  • Business Planning/Business Plan Resources
  • QuickBooks Consulting & Financial Projections
  • Loan & Funding Assistance: Small Business Administration and Conventional
  • Government Contracting & Marketing

Sessions are scheduled in advance and hosted at the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce located at 12625 Frederick Street, Suite E-3, Moreno Valley, CA 92553.  Call 951.781.2345 to schedule an appointment today!

Workshop Training Schedule

The IE-SBDC also provides FREE business development workshops throughout the year for Moreno Valley businesses and residents.  Whether you are a new business owner, thinking of starting a business, or have been in business for years, these workshops provide valuable information for entrepreneurs at every stage. A sampling of topics includes starting a new business, learning financial tools, email marketing, and social media. Check out the full line-up of workshops scheduled for this year!  Sign-up for one of the following FREE workshops online at www.iesmallbusiness.com or call 951.781.2345 to reserve your seat today!

SCORE

The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a national, non-profit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start-up or grow. SCORE is an active partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The effort in Moreno Valley is part of the Inland Empire Chapter.

SCORE provides Moreno Valley’s small businesses with FREE business mentoring. They also offer business workshops and webinars to Moreno Valley businesses.

To register for a workshop or webinar, or to request a mentor, contact SCORE online at www.score.org.

AMPAC 

AMPAC is a non-profit Community Development Corporation, certified by the Small Business Administration, that provides financial literacy workshops to Moreno Valley businesses. Workshop topics include how to receive an SBA loan, what banks are really looking for, and how to read and prepare a balance sheet. Please visit AMPAC’s website for additional information on workshops and services provided.

Programs

Business Spotlight

“Spotlight on Moreno Valley Business” is a free business recognition program that promotes awareness about Moreno Valley’s variety of local businesses.  The Spotlight is a 30-second professionally produced video created by the award winning City of Moreno Valley media team to promote your business.

The Spotlight lives on the MVTV-3 YouTube Channel. Businesses receive a copy of the video on a DVD. It runs on MVTV-3 and is showcased on the City’s website for approximately two weeks. It is also posted on the City’s Facebook page. Businesses selected for the program are highlighted during a scheduled special presentations segment of City Council meetings. At that meeting, the video will be played and your City Council Member will present a certificate of recognition to the business.

View Recent Spotlights

Eligibility

All businesses and nonprofit organizations with a valid City of Moreno Valley business license that occupy a commercial business location or utilize a permitted vehicle for mobile businesses are eligible to apply. The prestigious Spotlight slots are limited; the Mayor and City Council each recognize four businesses per year.

Process

  • City staff reviews the application for completeness and verifies the business license status.
  • City staff contacts the business to schedule an interview/video shoot time and date.

    View the Council District Map to find your Council District.

    Download the Photo/Video release form (Required upon selection)
    You can download, complete, scan and e-mail to mvtv3@moval.org or mail to:
    MVTV3
    14177 Frederick Street
    PO Box 88005

  • City staff contacts the business to schedule an interview / video shoot time and date.

Business Roundtable

Connect with the Business Roundtable

The Business Roundtable program promotes dialogue between the business community and City officials. Roundtables are hosted five times annually, once in each Council District. Attendees include business owners and managers representing retail, restaurants, services, non-profits, industrial, and development firms within the city.

Roundtables are held at establishments located within the Council District. The meal is provided and RSVPs are required.Moreno Valley Business Roundtable

View the Council District Map to find your Council District.

Contact the ED Team to learn when the Roundtable is coming to your District by phone at 951.413.3460 or by email at EDTeam@moval.org.

Benefits and goals of the Roundtable:

  • Meet with Council Members and City staff
  • Share information about your business
  • Provide feedback about the City’s business environment
  • Connect with fellow business owners
  • Meet with local business service providers
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest Economic Development news

Business Visitation

City Executive Team members and key business development staff visit Moreno Valley companies to open the lines of communication and maintain good working relationships with our business community.

Based on each company’s interest, the City provides one-on-one consultations to describe City programs or services that can save the business money.

To request a Business Visit, contact the ED Team at 951.413.3460 or email EDTeam@moval.org.

Shop Moval

Shop Moval and support Local Business!

The City of Moreno Valley supports our retail businesses by encouraging residents and businesses to shop locally.  With more than 40 shopping destinations to choose from, shopping in Moreno Valley is easier than ever! Shopping MoVal is the best way to get great deals, retain local jobs, support other Moreno Valley business owners, and expand the economic health of our City.  Plus, when you Shop MoVal, your hard earned dollars help keep sales taxes in our city to help fund vital services.

Contact

Helpful Contacts:  We’ve collected a database of organizations – City, Government, Utility, and Resource Partners (organizations focused on business development and financing assistance for startups and well established businesses, plus chambers of commerce, export assistance agencies, and many more):

Click below to sort contacts by category

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22365 Barton Rd, Ste 210

Grand Terrace, CA 92313

(909) 915-1706

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CalGold can assist you in finding the permit information you need for your business, including contact information for the various agencies administering the permits. [More]

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The Secretary of State supports California Businesses by registering and authenticating business entities and trademarks, and enabling secured creditors to protect their financial interests. [More]

1500 11th Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 653-6814

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    Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

    You’re at the front door of CDC Small Business Finance, a nonprofit with a passion for helping Main St. small businesses grow and create jobs.… [More]

    1650 Iowa Ave, Suite #150

    Riverside, California 92507

    (951) 905-5700

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    Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

    The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as California’s single point of contact… [More]

    1400 10th Street, 2nd Floor

    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Jeff Malin

    Senior Business Development Specialist

    jeff.malin@gov.ca.gov

    (951) 322-0694

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    Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

    Through its business assistance programs dedicated to helping existing or aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners in the community and formal educational programs and experiential… [More]

    5500 University Parkway Jack Brown Hall, Room 284

    San Bernardino, CA 92407

    Michael Stull

    Director

    mstull@csusb.edu

    (909) 537-3708

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    Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

    The Inland Empire SBDC provides existing and start-up businesses with technical assistance designed to improve their competitive standing in the marketplace. SBDC clients receive expert… [More]

    15490 Civic Dr

    Victorville, CA 92392

    Vincent McCoy

    Executive Director

    vmccoy@iesmallbusiness.com

    (951) 781-2345

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    Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

    The Inland Empire Women’s Business Center (IEWBC) is a program of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at California State University, San Bernardino. In partnership… [More]

    3780 Market Street

    Riverside, CA 92501

    Michelle Skiljan

    Executive Director

    mskiljan@iewbc.org

    (909) 890-1242

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    Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

    The IRS provides information about basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business, as well as information to assist in making basic… [More]

    290 N. D St.

    San Bernardino, CA 92401

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      Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

      The Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce supports our community, fosters the growth and strength of our members, and engages federal, state and local officials on… [More]

      12625 Frederick St

      Moreno Valley, CA 92553

      Oscar Valdepeña

      President/CEO

      office@movalchamber.org

      (951) 697-4404

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      Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

      Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership organization representing the unified interests of Moreno Valley business. [More]

      25920 Iris Ave. Suite 13 A, PO Box 342

      Moreno Valley, CA 92555

      Gilbert Espinoza

      President

      (951) 399-3030

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        Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

        The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all industries. It… [More]

        P.O. Box 1501

        Upland, CA 91785

        Robin De Ivy Allen

        IE Chapter President

        president@nawbo-ie.org

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        Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

        The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) designated the University of California, Riverside Libraries as a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) to stimulate patent… [More]

        900 University Ave.

        Orbach Science Library

        Julie Mason

        PTRC Representative

        Julie.Mason@ucr.edu

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          Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

          The Office of Economic Development at Riverside Community College District is committed to advancing our community’s economic growth, our constituents’ personal growth and workforce competitiveness… [More]

          152 East 6th Street

          Corona, CA 92879

          John Tillquist

          PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor

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            Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

            Congress created the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) to help businesses seeking to compete successfully in federal, state and local government contracting. Funded through Cooperative… [More]

            152 East 6th Street

            Corona, CA 92879

            Julie Ann Padilla

            Director

            Julie.Padilla@rcc.edu

            (951) 571-6442

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              Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

              The County Clerk Provides the Following Services: Files fictitious business name statements. Files statements of abandonment of use of fictitious business name. Files withdrawal from… [More]

              4080 Lemon Street, 1st Floor

              Riverside, CA 92501

              (951) 486-7000

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              Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

              The Office of Foreign Trade (OFT) is part of the County Economic Development Agency and is the official agency and representative body for international trade,… [More]

              3403 10th Street, Suite 500

              Riverside, CA 92501

              Tom Freeman

              Foreign Trade Commissioner

              OFT@rivcoeda.org

              (951) 955-9812

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              Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

              SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and… [More]

              11801 Pierce Street

              Riverside, CA 92505

              Tom Evans

              Business Counselor

              (951) 652-4390

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              Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

              We are responsible for administering two of California's major tax programs: Personal Income Tax and the Corporation Tax. We also have responsibility for administering other… [More]

              300 S. Spring Street, Suite 5704

              Los Angeles, CA 90013

              (800) 852-5711

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              Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food-Related Industries, Health & Medical, Professional Services, Retail & Restaurants, Technology & Entrepreneurship,

              The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the… [More]

              455 Market Street, Suite 600

              San Francisco, CA 94105

              (818) 552-3434

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