Weekly Wire Roundup Lithium Valley Developments, Federal Grant Guidebook, California’s Critical Minerals, and more

By: Editorial Staff


Jan 29, 2023


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Lithium Valley Developments 2023: Controlled Thermal Sources and others Make Progress

CTR’s (Controlled Thermal Resources Inc.) lithium optimization plant has used an integrated design approach and optimized several process steps to recover lithium in real time. CTR’s Hell’s Kitchen project has plans for job opportunities and co-locating battery factories in Imperial County. The Lithium Valley Commission has released a draft report that acknowledges concerns about the impact of lithium projects on the community and the environment.

Chino Valley Champion Celebrates 135 Years with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the New Location

The Chino Valley Champion celebrated its 135th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new location at 13617 12th St., Unit B. The Champion, founded by Richard Gird in 1887, is the oldest company in Chino and the first newspaper with the same name to publish in San Bernardino County. The publication has a combined full-run net circulation of 20,020 and is read by over 45,000 readers per week.

A Comprehensive Federal Grant Guidebook from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

The Federal Grant Guidebook by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is an eBook that provides guidance and information on federal grants in California. The Business and Labor section in the book provides information on federal grant opportunities related to business development, workforce training, and labor standards. The Energy and Transportation book section provides information on federal grant opportunities related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and transportation infrastructure.

The AmPac Team featured in FORTUNE Magazine: Making a Positive Impact on Communities!

AmPac Business Capital, a CDFI established in Ontario, California, has provided more than 1,000 firms with loans totaling close to $1 billion. The organization has helped over 4,000 enterprises grow or maintain their operations by serving non-traditional clients. AmPac had a successful year in 2022. It was featured in Fortune Magazine for combating poverty through entrepreneurship.

California’s Critical Minerals back in Limelight: Termed as the Future of Supply Chain

California is rich in critical minerals such as rare earth elements, lithium, and cobalt, essential for producing renewable energy systems, electric vehicles, and high-tech electronics. An event regarding Building the Supply Chain for Tomorrow was held on 18th January in Palm Springs. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) also participated in the event and outlined four main priorities for California’s critical minerals and supply chain opportunities.

Liberty Lane in Redlands Receives $23 Million to Build 80 Affordable Housing Units.

Liberty Lane, a project based in Redlands that supports veterans by providing them with safe housing, received more than $23 million in government financing. U.S. Representative Pete Aguilar states that 80 affordable housing units will be built at West Lugonia Avenue and Texas Street in Redlands. The funding comes from a $50 million initiative in San Bernardino County funded by the American Rescue Plan, which also formed the California Housing Accelerator program.


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1) Riverside Job Fair – Tue- January 31 at 4:30 PM [Galleria at Tyler]

2) The Southwest Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Event- February 1, 2023 – [AmPac Business Capital, Inland Empire Blvd, Ontario, CA]

3) Fontana State of the City – February 16, 2023
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm | Location: Water of Life Community Church | 7625 East Avenue, Fontana

4) Community Conversations: Black History Month – Thu, February 16, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST [Council Chambers at Corona City Hall]

5) Annual LEILA Awards by National Latina Business Women Association – Inland Empire- Friday, May 12th, 2023
[DoubleTree Hotel / Ontario Convention Center]


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