Weekly Wire RoundUp $4.7M Grant for New State Arts Program, UCR partners with edX, Movers and Shakers of Inland Empire Economy, and more

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Nov 20, 2022


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California Arts Council Announces $4.7M Grant for New State Arts Program in Inland Empire. A nonprofit public charity, the Inland Empire Community Foundation helps individuals, families, and businesses achieve their dreams. The organization received a $4.7 million grant from the California Arts Council to promote California Creative Corps’s initiative. More funding to nonprofits for arts and culture will positively impact the Inland Empire.

UCR Collaborates With Edx to Start Free and Open Courses for Students Millions of students are given the tools and resources through edX to realize their potential and make a difference in the world. UCRX collaborates with them to further this goal. The University of California, Riverside Extension (UCRX) and edX have collaborated to enable students to learn free of cost. UCRX will create its first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the edX platform.

ZEV Station Launches Charging Point in Palm Springs: Awarded $2.7M Three California ZEV infrastructure Grants worth a combined $2.7M have recently been given to ZEV Station. The grants will hasten the development of ZEV Infrastructure, an oasis of nature on a highway.

Corona, CA-based Lucas Oil Gets Business of the Year Award. Lucas Oil, based out of Corona-California, was awarded Business of the Year by the Inland Empire Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). The award was given for the company’s philanthropic contributions to the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in Loma Linda, California. Lucas Oil Products, Inc. is an American manufacturer and distributor of automotive oil, additives, and lubricants. It was founded by trucker Forrest Lucas and his wife Charlotte in 1989.

Inland Empire Garners Portion of Logistics Property Company’s $1.8B Fund. Logistics Property Company, LLC (LPC), an industrial real estate firm, is dedicated to purchasing, creating, and administering contemporary logistics buildings.
With co-investment from Logistics Property Company and total equity commitments of $1.8 billion from several international institutional investors, Logistics Property Company, LLC (“LPC”) launched its second develop-to-core fund, LPC Logistics Venture Two LP (“Venture II”). Part of the fund would be allocated to new developments in the Inland Empire.

Inland Empire Entrepreneurs: Who are the key players? The Inland Empire is the country’s logistics and supply chain hub. It has a massive presence with the biggest retail and e-commerce companies worldwide, including Amazon and Walmart. It is also a booming market for CleanTech startups. With new companies and startups moving to the Southern California region, Inland Empire’s tech scene continues to grow consistently. The empire is home to a variety of innovators in the tech industry. To learn more about the influencers and entrepreneurs, head to the article.


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8:15 • 2022 State of Riverside County – Thur Dec 8 – 8 AM [Morongo Casino Resort & Spa]


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