To help stop identity theft and as a service to our residents, the City of Murrieta City Clerk Department is hosting a FREE Document On-Site Shredding Event. The event will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. or until the truck is filled to capacity. Residents may bring up to FIVE banker-sized boxes per trip, to the back parking lot of City Hall.
Items that may be included are paper documents such as legal, medical, financial, tax, bank, photos, and credit card statements (no need to remove staples or paper clips). Residents may also bring credit cards and CDs. No businesses please.
For more information on this event, please call (951) 461-6013.
Utility construction has started for the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel being developed on Madison Avenue, immediately southwest of the Murrieta Walmart store. The 4-story Courtyard by Marriott will join the Residence Inn by Marriott which is currently under construction.
Car Max has submitted an application to the City of Murrieta for the development of a new 40 acre Car Max facility to be located on Madison Avenue, just south of the Walmart. This will be Car Max's "flagship" store and will be the largest Car Max facility in the United States – providing services from its central location in Murrieta for the entire Los Angeles-to-San Diego corridor.
Murrieta continues to grow as the region's center for healthcare. The City is releasing the Environmental Impact Report for the new Kaiser Permanente Murrieta Valley healthcare campus to be located on an approximately 40 acre site at the northeast corner of Keller and Antelope in the North Murrieta Technology Corridor, adjacent to the future I-215/Keller Road interchange. The project is a master planned campus to consist of a variety of healthcare facilities to be developed under a phasing plan. Kaiser Permanente will join the Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta as the second anchor in the North Murrieta corridor. HealthSouth has indicated that they will be demolishing the existing house on the property they acquired on the east side of Whitewood, just south of Baxter. This is the first step toward moving the HealthSouth project along. HealthSouth would serve as the third healthcare anchor in the North Murrieta Technology Corridor. HealthSouth is based in Birmingham and is the largest developer and operator of brain rehabilitative hospitals in the United States. They selected Murrieta for their regional healthcare facility. Anthem Memory Care has submitted an application for the development of a healthcare facility on Washington Avenue.
Construction is underway at the Murrieta Innovation Center to ready the facility for health IT, wireless health and health-related innovative firms and other startup companies. The Innovation Center is located in the former Murrieta City Hall at 26442 Beckman Court and serves as Murrieta's tech business incubator. Construction work includes new flooring and other tenant improvements to modernize the building and make it ready for additional tech-related startup companies. The City recently signed an agreement to establish the Loma Linda University Regional Healthcare Innovation Center as the key anchor in the facility. The tenant improvement work is needed to accommodate LLU and to grow additional companies at the Murrieta Innovation Center.
The City hosted a business roundtable with the editor of the San Diego Daily Transcript in March. The San Diego Daily Transcript is San Diego's daily business newspaper. The roundtable included a variety of Murrieta based technology and manufacturing companies and organizations, including Waterstone Faucet Manufacturing, Puzzle Piece (software), Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley, the Temecula-Murrieta Software Developers Group, InSoCal CONNECT and Novohit. This was an opportunity for these businesses to go "on record" in a leading Southern California business publication about why they decided to locate their businesses in Murrieta.
The State reported that Murrieta’s unemployment rate in December was 4.8 percent which is comparable to San Diego at 5.2% and Orange County at 4.4%. Riverside County as a whole had an unemployment rate of 7.4%.
Murrieta continues to gain recognition for its unique international business initiatives. The City actively participated with the US Small Business Administration at the Korea-USA Business Summit in Fullerton in March. In addition, Murrieta was the only US city to attend the Finland USA Business Summit in Downtown Los Angeles which was attended by Finnish companies seeking to locate in the US. Murrieta had early discussions with the City of Nokia, Finland about creating a partnership relationship between the two cities. The City also participated at an evening business reception with the Hong Kong Government at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles with numerous international companies and at the Hong Kong spring reception in Newport Beach. Murrieta is helping to host the Israel Business Summit with the Israeli Consul General at the Port of Los Angeles. Murrieta also hosted a visit at City Hall by the German American Chamber of Commerce of California and a private cargo airport in Germany in order to introduce Murrieta Valley companies to opportunities to export their Murrieta-made products to Europe through that airport. This activity is designed to encourage additional exports by Murrieta companies and to facilitate additional international investments in Murrieta to promote additional local area job growth.
The City of Murrieta – in cooperation with the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce – and the Riverside County Manufacturers and Exporters Association - are pleased to announce that Joel Johnson of AKA Products will take on the helm as Chairman of the Southwest Riverside County Cluster of the County-wide Manufacturers and Exporters Association. AKA Products is a world-class company based in Murrieta which produces race car-related products. The company exports its products all round the world.
Bully Burgrz opened next to the Farmstead Market opposite City Hall and Tonino’s Wine Bar and Italian Restaurant opened at the Village Walk Shopping Center. Dunkin Donuts is submitting an application to the City for the development of their first facility in Southwest Riverside County, to be located on Murrieta Hot Springs Road east of Alta Murrieta. Baron’s Market is under construction at the former Ralph’s on Cal Oaks and are expected to open in late Spring/early Summer.