The 2016 State of the County extravaganza was held Wednesday,
April 6, 2016 at the Citizens Busness Bank Arena in Ontario, California.
Making An Impact was the theme as roughly one thousand attendees participated
in the event showcasing opportunities for economic development.
Featured speakers from the business and education professions spoke
on the growing business opportunities available in San Bernardino County.
The State of the County is an annual event where businessmen,
community leaders, and county personnel network together for the sharing of ideas and
opportunities to expand economic development within the county's cities and communities.
Hundreds of name badges of preregistered guests are shown on the right
waiting to be claimed by arriving attendees.
The event started with a special panel discussion for early arrivals.
Standing at left is Gregory Devereaux, Chief Executive Officier, of the County of San Bernardino.
With a population of 2.1-million, San Bernardino County has a workforce
of nearly 900,000. By population, the county is the 5th largest in the state,
the 12th largest in the United States.
The Newberry Springs Community Alliance appeared to be the lone Newberry
representative at the event.
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The event concluded with a networking period where walk-up
food stations circled the arena floor and live music was provided.