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"An oasis for business"
The city of Hesperia, celebrating 12 years as an incorporated city, is blossoming as a well cared for garden oasis. It sends out invitations for businesses to take advantage of the abundance of opportunities available in our desert community.
With a population of more than 63,000, Hesperia is one of the largest of the growing High Desert cities, with available low priced land and business incentives for attracting industrial, manufacturing and distribution companies.
The opportunities for businesses in Hesperia are overwhelming, new projects are continuously under development with the ultimate goal of job creation and economic stability. Lower development costs and increased incentives equal successful growth, as Hesperia makes tremendous leaps forward.
The development of the nearly 500,000-square-foot Heilig-Meyers Southwestern U.S. facility represents a success for the entire San Bernardino County High Desert region,. The project anchors Hesperia's Westside Business Corridor, and will contribute to the economic success of the city by attracting significant additional business activity.
The project received statewide honors from the California Redevelopment Association and the California Association for Local Economic Development. The associations recognized the quality and innovation of the city's efforts to attract the project to Hesperia, the way the project met its stated goals and its positive impact on the community through the creation of jobs.
This award-winning project has created a benchmark and it has set an example for future regional distribution centers.
Three recent participants in Hesperia's business expansion program are Dial Precision, Double Eagle Transportation and C&M Wood. All three of these businesses made wise decisions to expand or relocate to Hesperia by utilizing our incentive programs.
--Dial Precision, a worldwide manufacturer of precision parts for diesel turbochargers, doubled its manufacturing facility and its. staff in Hesperia with the additions of twin 10,000 square foot buildings. Through the Business Expansion Program (BEP), the redevelopment agency provided assistance in the expansion process.
The project provides a textbook example of Hesperia's commitment to business success.
Double Eagle Transportation Inc., using assistance through the Business Expansion Program, decided to relocate its existing operation to Hesperia. The company's 8,000 square foot truck terminal, maintenance, repair and washing facility in the Scarbrough Industrial Park opens the middle of May. Through the use of the BEP, the agency pays all the city and agency related fees during construction, based on certain commitments agreed to in writing by Double Eagle.
C&M Wood, a worldwide distributor of famished wood components for Venetian blinds, will expand its location to nearly 120,000 square feet. The facility will employ almost 300 people.
The $2.4 million expansion, made possible by assistance from the BEP, will enable C&M Wood to grow in its present location. like the other businesses that took advantage of redevelopment incentive programs, C&M Wood plans to continue operations in Hesperia.
The Hesperia Redevelopment Agency works diligently to attract new businesses to the High Desert as well as cultivating existing businesses to grow. Together, a group of business owners, city staff and chamber of commerce representatives formed a cohesive ad hoc committee to develop business retention strategies.
The committee's goals are to combine the strategies into proposed programs for presentation to city council for potential future adoption.
QUALITY OF LIVING
Hesperia also meets the needs of its residents.
Two housing projects are underdevelopment. A plan to redevelop and reconstruct Old Town Village Square in Old Town Hesperia -will bring a 328-bed, senior-care facility by Health Care Developers. The facility will include 48 assisted-living beds and 48 special-care beds in a secured home like environment for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders. This project is currently under construction.
The Santa Fe Apartments, developed by Opportunity Builders of Salinas, will bring affordable housing to Hesperia. The complex will provide 89 affordable units of multi family rental housing, with a 2,200 square foot community building, play area and swimming pool. Opportunity Builders is a nonprofit development company that provides low income individuals with decent, safe and affordable housing.
Drive through pharmacies are a new concept for Southern California and Hesperia will have the first of its kind in the High Desert thanks to Rite Aid and Lundin Development Co.
The City Council recently approved participation by Lundin Development in the retail expansion program as the company proposed to build two 16,000-squarefoot Rite Aid stores in this community.
The upscale drug and merchandise stores will create approximately 50 new jobs for local residents while providing Hesperia with great products and the unique drive through prescription service. Now that is progress!
Learn more about our economic development and business attraction programs by visiting our Web page at www.hesperia.net.