The industrial market has boomed during the pandemic throughout the country, and the activity could spell good news for some markets hit hard by the downturn. Markets like San Bernardino County are a perfect example. Modway recently announced plans to expand to Heperia, a submarket in the county, and others could be soon to follow. The activity could help to offset losses suffered during the pandemic.

"Like many regions across the country and around the world, San Bernardino County's High Desert which includes cities such as Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley, Barstow and Adelanto, has been impacted by the pandemic and the subsequent restrictions on business operations. However a number of initiatives have been enacted to offset the impacts of business closures and restore job losses," Soua Vang, interim economic development director at San Bernardino County, tells GlobeSt.com.

Through the pandemic, the County has worked to provide resources as needed to impacted businesses. "The County's COVID Compliant Business Partnership program and Victorville's Small Business Assistance Grant program are both providing financial support to eligible businesses. The County is also holding business webinars that help guide companies through the variety of programs and resources that are available to them," says Vang.

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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.