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The Inland Empire is leading economic growth in the State of California. According to research from UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development, the Inland Empire had 2% job growth in 2019, surpassing the national and state rate. The job growth is directly connected to a recent surge in population growth as California residents look for more affordable housing.

“The Inland Empire has seen higher employment growth than the rest of the state. From 2018 to 2019, payrolls expanded by 2% in the Inland Empire,” Taner Osman, a research manager at UCR Center for Forecasting, tells GlobeSt.com. “That is great, and outpaces the growth in the rest of the state, which was at 1.8%. It is also faster than the growth that we are seeing in other Southern California counties.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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