Economic Impact on the Community
Currently, the SBCCD oversees San Bernardino Valley College, Crafton Hills College, the Economic Development and Corporate Training division (EDCT) and its own public television and radio station (KVCR TV-FM). The SBBCCD provides 200 plus academic and career education programs. Annually, the SBCCD’s economic impact is over $621 million.
SBCCD creates a significant positive impact on the business community and generates
a return on investment to its major stakeholder groups—students, taxpayers, and society.
SBCCD promotes this economic growth in the SBCCD Service Area in a variety of ways. The district is an employer and buyer of goods and services, and the living expenses of students benefit local businesses. In addition, SBCCD is a primary source of education to the SBCCD Service Area residents and a supplier of trained workers to the SBCCD Service Area industries.
The district benefits local businesses by increasing consumer spending in the region and supplying a steady flow of qualified, trained workers into the workforce.
With the passage of Measure CC, it will continue to add to the District’s economic impact. Measure CC will create internship opportunities for students and thousands of construction related jobs over the next decade that will translate into millions of dollars in salaries. The added workforce will equate to an increase in local spending, in turn supporting local businesses.
SBCCD’s will continue to transform the lives and landscape of the diverse communities in the region by providing high quality, effective and accountable instructional and training programs and services to the students and communities we serve.
Learn more about:
Measure CC and BP 6610
Measure CC will generate $470 million in local funding to ensure our community has
structurally safe and quality classrooms, STEM labs, and workforce training facilities
at Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College.
An important part of Measure CC includes providing opportunities for local businesses. Board Policy 6610 is intended to promote the participation of Local Businesses. “Local Business” shall mean a business serving as a contractor or supplier that has its principal headquarters or permanently staffed regional office located within the Inland Empire (defined as San Bernardino and Riverside Counties), and that has held a business license with one of the cities within the Inland Empire for a minimum of 3 months.
In accordance with BP 6610, the District invites local, minority, women and veteran owned businesses to participate in current and upcoming bid opportunities.
Local Business, Minority, and Veteran Owned Enterprise Program
The Governing Board of the San Bernardino Community College District strongly encourages
Local, Minority, Women and Veteran Owned Enterprises and apprenticeship participation
in the construction workforce. See Board Policy 6610.
Other opportunities to work with the SBCCD include the Prequalification & UCCAP Program. For more information visit here.