Jim Watson Recognized by the San Bernardino EDA

Metro Business – Supplement to Inland Empire , January, 2007

Jim Watson and eleven other community leaders were recently recognized by the San Bernardino Economic Development Agency. Highlighted categories included leadership in global growth, investment, economic growth, and cultural and lifestyle enhancements.

2006/07 CLASS LEADERS:
Taking the Lead in Growing San Bernardino Globally…

Mike Gallo
President & CEO
Kelly Space & Technology, Inc.

“We were very impressed with the large qualified work- force from which to select, as well as the training available from local universities and colleges.”

Garner Holt
President
2006 Entrepreneur Award/ Technology
Garner Holt Productions
“The City’s Economic Development Agency personnel were extremely helpful in making our move to a larger facility.”

Gary Liau
Vice President
Lucky Farms Inc.

“Our San Bernardino location is just minutes from both the airport and the train station, allowing us to bring fresh produce from anywhere in the world.”

Susan Russell
Director of Tax and Insurance
Medline Industries

“We were very impressed with the large qualified work- force from which to select, as well as the training available from local universities and colleges.”

2006/07
CLASS LEADERS:
Leading
the Way in Investing in San Bernardino…

Jack H. Brown
Chairman of the Board / CEO
Stater Bros. Markets

“It’s a simple business decision when the offer is: an excellent work-force, affordable land, and affordable housing for employees, and a city that works with you. ”

John Magness
Sr Vice President
Hillwood – A Perot
Company

“Hillwood looked nationally for a city and location that could compliment the Alliance Texas project and found exactly what we were looking for in San Bernardino, Alliance California.”

Larry Sharp
President / CEO
Arrowhead Credit Union

“Our San Bernardino location is just minutes from both the airport and the train station, allowing us to bring fresh produce from anywhere in the world.”

Harold Street
President
Street Manchester
Development

“We were very impressed with the large qualified work- force from which to select, as well as the training available from local universities and colleges.”

2006/07
CLASS LEADERS:
San Bernardino Growth in Economy, Culture & Lifestyle…

Jim Watson
President / CEO
Watson & Associates

“We think San Bernardino spells OPPORTUNITY, with its business friendly attitude and abundant resources to help any business succeed.”

Larry Quiel
President
Quiel Bros. Signs

“The City’s Economic Development Agency’s marketing and business support network provided us with invaluable tools to identify our market and growth potential.”

Carolina Garcia
Chief Financial Officer
Amapola Rico Taco

“The City’s Economic Development Agency connected us with so many resources – no other financial institutions came close to the ‘Grow America Fund’ package. ”

Carlo Ponti Jr.
Maestro

San Bernardino Symphony
Orchestra

“I chose to be part of San Bernardino – a City that affords me the opportunity to make a difference in children’s lives through music… by encouraging kids to become future musicians and future audiences.”