The Inland Empire Economic Partnership provides a forum for business, academic and public sector community leaders to proactively address the county’s business climate. Whether it’s our Turning Red Tape to Red Carpet Awards that highlight the success stories of outstanding public agencies that are proactively cutting through bureaucratic red tape and opening the door for business growth, or IEEP’s Annual Dinner bringing together business and community leaders from across the region. IEEP brings innovative, informative and fun events to Riverside and San Bernardino counties.


November 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


















On November 7, 2018, the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) will host its Sixth Annual Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Awards Reception where it will recognize the Inland Empire’s outstanding public agencies that are proactively cutting through bureaucratic red tape, opening the door for business growth and success, and who work to eliminate barriers to economic growth and support job creation for our region.

Program Awards recognize outstanding and innovative programs in economic and business development that retain or generate jobs and investment on an ongoing basis.  The awards presented are for:

  • Business Retention and Expansion

This award honors economic development initiatives that focus on retaining and growing existing businesses within communities and regions.

  • Responding to Globalization

This award acknowledges economic development strategies and programs that seek to enable communities, businesses and/or economic development organizations to better integrate into the global economy or to more resiliently respond to the challenges brought by globalization.

  • Sustainable and Green Development

This award recognizes programs that simultaneously target and create relationships between economic development and environmental sustainability.

  • Cooperation among Cities, Counties or Agencies

This award will recognize efforts by multiple-jurisdiction such as cities, counties or special districts that partnered to achieve a common goal that benefits the region.

  • Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse

This award recognizes innovative real estate development projects or reuse purpose-built projects that create jobs or increase the tax base.

  • Innovative Use of Technology

This award recognizes the utilization of technology that advance and improve government services in a way that produces efficiency and cost effectiveness, establishing ease of service to the public program for both the government entity and the community at large.

  • Smart City Award / Smart County Award

This award recognizes cities that have taken innovative approaches to providing reliable high-speed internet to their residents and businesses.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

This award recognizes outstanding and innovative development projects that have significantly enhanced the economic revitalizations of distressed communities.

  • Leadership Award for Public Service

This award recognizes an elected or public official who has served as a committed advocate for economic development in the public sector.

To NOMINATE an organization or project please CLICK HERE and email the nomination form to

To ATTEND the Sixth Annual Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet please CLICK HERE

For more information contact Luis Portillo, IEEP Director of Public Policy at 909-944-2201 or by email at

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