Weekly Wire Roundup iHub entrepreneurs, Inland Empire’s Population Growth, Artificial Intelligence, and more

By: Editorial Staff


Mar 5, 2023


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Mission Heritage Plaza in Riverside is looking for qualified veterans to fill six openings

Riverside County officials seek veterans for a housing community. Two- and three-bedroom units are reserved for veterans at Mission Heritage Plaza. Eligible veterans making 30-45% of the area median income can apply for six available units.

Congressman’s office meets with iHub entrepreneurs to promote innovation in Coachella Valley

Congressman Ken Calvert’s office representatives met with entrepreneurs from Palm Springs and Palm Desert iHub programs. The purpose was to promote the status of iHub client companies and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the Coachella Valley.

Inland Empire’s Population Projected to Grow by 20% in 25 Years

According to projections, the Inland Empire’s population is expected to increase by more than 20% in the next 25 years, equivalent to adding the Riverside, Moreno Valley, Fontana, and San Bernardino population to their respective counties. The population growth will significantly increase buying power, making the Inland Empire an attractive market for businesses and investors. The Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Governments, Kome Ajise, believes that the Inland Empire will become the center of action due to the expected growth in population and buying power, indicating a promising future for the region.

USPTO’s AI/ET Partnership Seeks Ideas at the intersection of intellectual property and AI

The USPTO incentivizes and protects AI-enabled innovation to maintain U.S. leadership in emerging technologies. The AI/ET (Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies) Partnership) platform allows stakeholders to share ideas and experiences on the intersection of intellectual property and AI/ET. The partnership aims to foster collaboration and innovation to advance the development and adoption of AI and other emerging technologies.

California’s Convening on Critical Materials Ecosystem

California recently convened in Palm Desert to discuss the state’s emerging and accelerating critical material ecosystem across multiple regions. The discussion centered on the need for essential minerals and materials to build the complete supply chain for zero-emission vehicles, clean energy technologies, semiconductors, aerospace and defense, and more.

The convening revealed that California has the necessary building blocks to support a resilient, secure, and sustainable future for the collective supply chain transition.


  1. SBDC Start – Feb 2 – Mar 9 – 10 AM [Online]
  2. Annual LEILA Awards by National Latina Business Women Association – Inland Empire – Fri, May 12 [DoubleTree Hotel / Ontario Convention Center]
  3. The CBU Family Business Center Breakfast Series – Thu, Mar 16 – 7 AM [Innovators Auditorium]


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