News Article | 3/28/2014

San Bernardino: Industrial development flourishes, air service slow to take off

The Press-Enterprise: Millions of square feet of new industrial buildings now occupy space that was once home to Norton Air Force Base — a sign, local officials say, of the successful civilian transformation of the base since it closed 20 years ago. Efforts to attract new business gained momentum in 2002 when Hillwood Development Corp., a Dallas-based firm owned by the son of Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot, was hired to be master developer for everything but the airfield. Amazon and Stater Brothers are just two new occupants that have created 10,500 jobs and $1 billion in economic activity, according to officials of the Inland Valley Development Agency, which oversees non-airport endeavors at the former base. See full story.