Victorville, California, has made impressive strides toward achieving its strategic goals for a thriving economy, robust community connections, and reduced homelessness.
During Victorville’s recent State of the City presentation, city officials announced that over 200 commercial businesses, including 69 retail companies, were opening in 2022, making Victorville a top choice for both large and small businesses.
Victorville’s Thriving Economy – Ranked 13th on Smart Asset’s list of fastest-growing cities in the nation.
Victorville Mayor Pro Tem Liz Becerra announced that the city’s economy shows continued growth and has become the top choice for large and small businesses. Moreover, SmartAsset ranked Victorville 13th on its list of fastest-growing cities in the nation. This ranking was due to the increase in commercial businesses in the city, especially at the city’s Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA).
SCLA: Industry leaders are putting Victorville on the map
The city is experiencing tremendous growth at Victorville’s Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA). Industry leaders like Boeing, GE Aviation, and Newell Rubbermaid are putting Victorville on the map as regional heads in aviation and industrial warehousing.
In 2022, three industrial buildings totaling 2.4 million square feet were constructed at SCLA, including a 1-million-foot Amazon fulfillment center expected to create 1,000 jobs. The development will also house a distribution for Mars Petcare and an Ironman Mountain storage facility.
Sprouts and Carmax – Newest Industrial Development
Aligned with Victorville’s strategic goal for a thriving economy, the city anticipates new commercial developments, including Sprouts Farmers Market, Carmax, Dollar General, and Superior Grocers. In 2022, Six Beans, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Dutch Bros., and Vegan Vato, are some of the businesses that opened locations in Victorville. The city received applications from more than ten commercial businesses within the first few weeks of 2023, expected to open within the next 12 months.
Community Revitalization: Old Town Victorville to get a new Community Revitalization Investment Authority
To help further strengthen community connections, Victorville established a Community Revitalization Investment Authority for Old Town Victorville. The city is also making significant progress on the Wellness Center to help homeless individuals stabilize their lives, and the project is supposed to reach completion in the summer of 2023. Additionally, improvements are in the works for Brentwood, Center Street, and Eva Dell Parks.
Victorville is making remarkable progress toward achieving its strategic goals, and its economy continues to thrive, attracting multiple businesses across the globe. The city’s community connections are strengthening, and its efforts to reduce homelessness are progressing significantly. With new commercial developments, including a Sprouts Farmers Market and Carmax, coming soon, Victorville is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for businesses and residents.