The Public Policy Institute of California has released a new report on the future of San Bernardino and Riverside counties: Report on the Inland Empire in 2015. It makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the demographic, educational, and economic development of the region.
“Lowering the region’s relatively substantial high school dropout rate and encouraging more young people to attend college would raise the region’s educational achievement level-thus providing more skilled workers
for higher-paying jobs. More businesses and jobs located within the region would mean a reduction in commuting, benefiting families and communities. And encouraging more participation in local democratic processes by Latinos, Asians, and other ethnic groups could mean that policy decisions for the future would be made by those who will be more widely affected by them.”