Wholesale and Commercial Manufacturing

Eastvale’s wholesale and commercial manufacturing industries are crucial drivers of economic growth and prosperity. They also contain a proportionate share of the region’s in-demand jobs.

Advancing the competitiveness of these industries can help ensure we continue to provide opportunities to local workers as the region diversifies into other tradable business sectors. 

Manufacturing includes the processing of raw material into products for trade such as:

  • Food manufacturing
  • Apparel manufacturing
  • Wood product manufacturing
  • Petroleum and coal products manufacturing
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Plastics and rubber products
  • Primary metal manufacturing

Made in Place

Wholesale and commercial manufacturing are compatible with Eastvale which presents a dual opportunity to simultaneously grow these business sectors and contribute to neighborhood revitalization efforts.

The typical practice of mixed-use development includes retail, office, and residential space to promote city growth and revitalization.

Supporting a diverse variety of businesses across industry sectors creates jobs for a various range of skillsets and wages, and helps buffer our local economy from dramatic fluctuations in any one individual industry.

Building Inclusive Business Continuity

In addition to diversifying our local business ecosystem, commercial and wholesale manufacturing firms have the added benefit of expanding economic opportunities to a range of residents.

Data shows that manufacturing entrepreneurs come from a range of ethnic and racial backgrounds and includes men and women, and Eastvale’s diverse community fits the bill for added employment opportunities.

Space for Small-Scale Manufacturing
and Wholesale

Small commercial and wholesale manufacturing integrates well with Eastvale’s existing community development. Most small-scale manufacturers fall into one of three categories in our city:

1.- Artisan industry: A business using small tools, light machinery, and hand tools. These businesses are most often consumer-facing and sell through a variety of channels, including online, at craft fairs or pop-up markets, and/or in a small storefront.

2.- Small production: These businesses might provide contract production services to other designers and producers alongside the production of their items. These businesses produce goods for both consumers and other businesses and may sell directly to consumers and/or wholesale.

3.- Small production and scaling: These businesses often work in textiles, hardware, or food and beverage, with some or all products on site. Some of these businesses may have a dispersed production model and uses multiple contract manufacturers for specialized items.

Eastvale Has Funding Sources

The city of Eastvale has created a program that connects small producers to micro-lending and building investments that provide low-cost space for local producers, or a product-based incubator or accelerator. Our funding programs help:

• Utilize the U.S. Economic Development Administration Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program to fund infrastructure improvements, site acquisition, rehabilitation, and equipment for small manufacturing. 

• Help to connect Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFI) with small-scale manufacturers. CDFIs have experience funding unconventional borrowers to help small businesses meet their goals.

Eastvale Can Create Cross-Sector Partnerships

For manufacturing and wholesale to succeed, the City of Eastvale has forged partnerships throughout the private, philanthropic, and non-profit sectors. Our economic development team can convene these stakeholders and develop goals to support small-scale manufacturing, identify training needs, and bring additional partners to the table.

Anchor institutions, community colleges, workforce development programs, and cultural and ethnic institutions all serve key roles in this process. The City of Eastvale can: 

Engage local non-profit organizations that work directly with businesses owned by people of color, women, and local immigrant populations to build an inclusive network and services.

Convene local philanthropy and corporate investors to support maker spaces, apprenticeships, and workforce training programs with placements in local manufacturing jobs.

Build a partnership with anchor institutions that commit to purchasing a minimum percent of supplies or services from the local small-scale manufacturing community.

Partner with community colleges to offer vocational training that includes industrial manufacturing tools as well as entrepreneurship programs for the trades that support Eastvale. 

Work with workforce development programs to help small-scale manufacturers find local hires and showcase manufacturing employment opportunities through internships and events. 

In Eastvale, our economic development division is here to support the growth of existing businesses and attract new opportunities that will contribute to the vitality of the city and its residents.

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