Economic Development Division focuses on fostering private and public sector investment within the City’s economic development target areas and throughout the community as a whole. The Economic Development division is responsible for business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts. In addition marketing and promotion as well as increasing the City's workforce and senior housing stock. As always improving the quality of life via an array of services intended to support these goals is crucial.
Barstow is nestled alongside the Calico Mountains and Mojave River, rich in history and posed to be at the center of regional economic growth. Located at the crossroads of two major interstates, midway between Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV, Barstow serves as a major transportation center for the Inland Empire.
Major highways including Interstates 15, 40 and CA Highways 58 and 247 converge in the City serving more than 60 million travelers and 19 million vehicles visiting each year. Barstow is home to the Marine Corps Logistics Base and is in proximity to the Fort Irwin Military Reservation.
Barstow has roughly 245,250 sf of retail space available; is home to the Tanger Outlets and Barstow Outlet providing shopping usually only found in metropolitan areas; has an ultra-modern 82,500 sf new Community Hospital, is the site of a proposed Casino & Resort and has several new residential development in the planning process.
For more information contact Economic Development Department