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Manufacturing remains a bright spot in the Inland Empire, where the sector is doing better than in the rest of the state and the nation.
For example, manufacturing jobs in San Bernardino County grew by 13 percent from 2009 to 2016 — from 49,000 to 55,500 jobs — according to Robert Kleinhenz, economist for The Center for Economic Forecasting and Development at UC Riverside.
As part of her "Made in the 35th" tour, Rep. Norma Torres (D-Pomona) visited four Fontana businesses that have helped create numerous manufacturing jobs.
The five-day tour in the 35th Congressional District came to Fontana on Aug. 8 and also included stops at manufacturing-focused businesses in Ontario, Pomona, Chino, Rialto, and Bloomington.
Lawmakers face a full agenda when they return to Capitol Hill next month: a new federal budget, the debt ceiling, tax reform and infrastructure spending. Plus, President Donald Trump still wants Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, and then there’s North Korea.
FONTANA >> Manufacturing jobs have been increasing in the Inland Empire at a much faster rate than the state and nation.
From 2009 to 2016, manufacturing jobs in San Bernardino County increased 13.3 percent — from 49,000 to 55,500 jobs, said Robert Kleinhenz, economist for The Center for Economic Forecasting and Development at UC Riverside.
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ONTARIO >> A local manufacturer of fiberglass shipping crates for military weapons is hoping to double in size and output over the next decade. The owners also want to leverage its status as a minority-owned business.
POMONA >> The U.S. Department of Justice awarded Pomona a grant to combat human trafficking and prostitution, the office of Rep. Norma J. Torres, D-Pomona, announced Wednesday.
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant is in the amount of $69,550, a news release states. Pomona will use the money to bolster the city’s human trafficking and prostitution enforcements.