The Public Partner of the Year is open to all cities, counties and agencies located within the Inland Empire. The award highlights those public partners that went above and beyond to best support the overall real estate industry efforts for the better good of all vested parties.
“We are committed to providing businesses, owners, developers, residents and other key stakeholders with an environment that encourages job growth and economic success,” said Kelly Reenders, economic development administrator, County of San Bernardino. “We are honored by this recognition but even more importantly feel that it emphasizes the critical relationship between the public and private sector in building a strong regional economy.”
“The County of San Bernardino continues to set the bar in the Inland Empire in terms of how a public agency can work as a partner and asset for the positive future of the real estate industry,” said Stephen Batcheller, partner with Panattoni Development Company and 2014 president of NAIOP Inland Empire chapter.
The NAIOP Inland Empire chapter is the definitive resource for the Inland Empire real estate industry. The chapter is dedicated to providing leading-edge education and information, proactive legislative support, and critical business development. Combined, these objectives support the chapter’s mission to advance the real estate profession, contribute to the greater community and positively impact economic development and improved quality of life throughout the Inland Empire.
About the County of San Bernardino: Located at the heart of Southern California, an economy of 22 million people, the County of San Bernardino is the largest county in the United States. Its vast borders stretch from the greater Los Angeles area to the Nevada border and the Colorado River encompassing a total area of 20,160 square miles. Comprised of 24 cities, the County of San Bernardino encompasses more than two million residents with a workforce exceeding 900,000. Its assets include an innovation corridor of close to two dozen colleges and universities supporting a strong, diverse workforce along with an unparalleled collection of roadways, runways and railways that lead to regional, national and international business centers. One of its transportation assets is the Ontario I nternational Airport featuring the western hub for UPS. Visit www.SBCountyAdvantage.com.