San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman welcomes attendees to the State of the County 2019 Regional Business Summit at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

By Sandra Emerson | semerson@scng.com |
Published: February 12, 2019 at 7:35 pm | Updated: February 12, 2019 at 7:39 pm

County and business leaders touted the region as a fast-growing, innovative place to live and work during the State of the County 2019 regional business summit Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.

“San Bernardino County’s growth is outpacing both the state and the country’s,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman said. “We’re unleashing the power of technology and innovation to help us work more efficiently and to spur growth. With over 20,000 square miles, we’re always looking for ways to reduce the need for travel and increase our productivity for ourselves and our customers.”

Meanwhile, about 100 members of the Teamsters Local 1932 painted a contrasting picture of the region, passing out copies of a UC Riverside report that found many Inland families do not earn enough to make ends meet, despite continued job growth.

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