Weekly Wire RoundUp: From Amazon Fresh in Murrieta, to Walmart’s Hiring Spree in Southern California

By: Editorial Staff

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Oct 17, 2021

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Electric Vehicles (EV) Industry: The Future of Southern California

This week we reported about the Karma Innovation and Customization Center (KICC) in Moreno Valley, a dedicated space for EV manufacturing and innovation by Karma Automotive.

It appears Southern California, especially the Inland Empire region will emerge as the EV hotbed. With 40K EVs, the IE region ranked 10th best in EV adoption, we reported last month. Now the innovation center we reported this week has already helped Karma automotive to ink a deal with AYRO, an EV maker. Both companies are set to manufacture 20K electric vehicles worth $300 million through 2023.

“Companies like karma Automotive, AYRO, Ontario-based KIGT, and Phoenix Motor Cars (manufacturer of all-electric medium duty vehicles) are some of the example companies making the region a leader in EV infrastructure and vehicle manufacturing”.

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Retail Sector Heats Up

Amazon Fresh grocery store is coming to Murrieta, CA and Walmart is hiring 20K employees nationwide. In fact, Walmart has already kickstarted its hiring holding job fairs across the country.

This gives an idea that retail is one industry that’s not showing any sign of slowing down. And, that’s good for associated industries like distribution and logistics.

Housing in the Riverside County

We reported that on Oct 5, 2021, The Riverside City Council voted 5-2 approving a plan that opens the possibility of the county adding more than 20k houses, townhomes and apartments by the end of 2030. There are local communities apposing new housing plans citing environment and scarce water resources as reasons not to pursue housing projects in their localities.

Nonetheless, Riverside needs more housing, and that too affordable.

ARPA Funding for Non-Profits in the Riverside County

We reported that under the America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the County of Riverside has set aside $1 million in direct assistance to eligible non-profits of the county.

OASIS

Lastly, we covered OASIS (Opportunities to Advance Sustainability, Innovation, and Social Inclusion), an innovation park by the University of California, Riverside.

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