In his regular weekly
conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent, Inland Empire Economic Partnership
economist John Husing explains the decline of the once-booming manufacturing
sector in the Inland Empire, and how it's been replaced by the growing
shipping, distribution, and logistics industries.
Three top city officials face recall in today's San Bernardino city election. Reporter Steven Cuevas has more.
We continue with out series, "State of the Cities," conversations with Inland Empire mayors about their cities and how they have fared through the great recession. In Part 1 of her conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent, Banning Mayor Debbie Franklin talks about her city's continuing recovery from the economic downturn. Franklin also reveals a number of resources the city is using to try to lure new businesses and residents up The Pass to the far eastern edge of the IE.
In Part 2 of her conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent, Banning Mayor Debbie Franklin talks about the natural advantages that Banning is using to lure new residents and businesses to the pass: a drier climate, cleaner air, beautiful mountain vistas, and a less crowded, family-oriented, more laid back pace of life than the more urbanized areas of the Inland Valleys.