VICTORVILLE – During Victorville’s recent State of the City presentation, city officials announced that over 200 commercial businesses – including 69 retail, opened for business in 2022. Aligned with Victorville’s strategic goal for a thriving economy, the city anticipates a new Sprouts Farmers Market, Carmax, Dollar General and Superior Grocers to open soon.
“Our Victorville economy continues to thrive. In fact, SmartAsset ranked Victorville 13th on its list of fastest growing in the nation,” said Victorville Mayor Pro Tem Liz Becerra in the 2023 State of the City presentation. “Our favorable economy continues to make Victorville a top choice for large and small businesses alike.”
In 2022, Six Beans, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Dutch Bros., and Vegan Vato are some of the businesses that opened locations in Victorville. The city says within the first few weeks of 2023, they received applications from more than 10 commercial businesses expected to open within the next 12 months.
An all inclusive elderly care facility – PACE Center at the corner of Palmdale Road and Highway 395, will have a Chipotle, Jersey Mike’s, Holiday Inn Express and an avid Hotel.
Becerra says that the city is also experiencing tremendous growth at Victorville’s Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA).
“Industry leaders like Boeing, GE Aviation, Newell Rubbermaid are putting Victorville on the map as regional leaders in aviation and industrial warehousing,” said Becerra.
Three industrial buildings totalling 2.4 million square feet were constructed at SCLA in 2022. The development included a 1 million foot Amazon fulfillment center expected to create 1,000 jobs. It will also house a distribution for Mars Petcare and an Ironman Mountain storage facility.
Another 475,000 square foot industrial building is under construction at SCLA with 2 million square feet of future commercial development already planned. The city says SCLA is its largest employer providing more than 3,400 jobs.
We continue to attract great businesses here in the #cityofvv. Last year we welcomed more than 200 new commercial businesses. Learn more in this short clip from our recent State of the City. To watch our full State of the City, visit https://t.co/Z2Q5rY9oZG pic.twitter.com/2Jc1Y1f2Zi
— City of Victorville (@cityofvv) April 14, 2023
A thriving economy is one of several goals set forth in the city’s strategic plan developed two and a half years ago. The plan details a safe, clean, fiscally healthy city, with strong community connections, reduced homelessness, and a great park and recreation program.
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Other highlights from Victorville’s 2022 achievements include:
- Collected more than 1,600 tons of unwanted items and trash through free disposal services
- Used Measure P revenue to add five code compliance officers who addressed more than 4,300 cases
- Hosted first Fall Festival since 2019 with over 20,000 people in attendance
- Improvements in the works for Brentwood, Center Street and Eva Dell Parks
- Plan for a larger, modern city library to be located at the Green Tree Golf Course clubhouse
- Secured $38 million in grant funding
- Helped 200 households pay down outstanding utility bills
- Awarded $2 million in grants to local nonprofits
- Established a Community Revitalization Investment Authority for Old Town Victorville
- Made significant progress on the Wellness Center that will help homeless individuals stabilize their lives – expected to be completed in Summer 2023
“We’re happy for the progress we’ve made so far,” said Victorville Mayor Debra Jones. “Our passion and commitment to work for an even stronger Victorville never stops.”
To view the full Victorville State of the City presentation visit: https://www.victorvilleca.gov/our-city/state-of-the-city