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State of Innovation in the Inland Empire

The innovation economy in the Inland Empire—whether measured by startup formation, acquisitions, investments, jobs, research and development activities—have grown significantly in the last decade, and offer great promise for the thousands of bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates who graduate each year from the region.

This report provides an overview of the innovation eco-system in the Inland Empire, offering an opportunity for investors and stakeholders alike to better understand the landscape of assets, relationships, and activities that are diversifying the region’s economy and enabling it to grow more high-skilled jobs.

The report touches on relevant research in the field and offers several models for understanding the concept of an innovation ecosystem and how it functions. Additionally, we catalogue the most significant innovation sectors in the region, including those with long histories and those of more recent vintage.