Renowned experts, economist Dr. John Husing and site location consultant Don Schjeldahl, have both recognized the locational assets of the City. During a regional consultation site analysis of the Victor Valley, Don Schjeldahl, National Site Selection Consultant of The Austin Company, said, “Hesperia’s I-15 and Highway 395 sites are the Victor Valley’s prime location for light industry, office and service oriented facilities.”
Dr. John Husing, of Economics and Politics, Inc. (prominent Inland Empire economist) has stated, “Industrial land in urban areas is disappearing. Hesperia is becoming a competitive location for firms interested in available and inexpensive space; a growing labor force willing to work for less to avoid commuting; and centralized freeway access to all of Southern and Northern California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.”
Unique and Cohesive
Lisa Hill-McCoy, Vice President of Buxton Community ID has said, "Hesperia is unique. They have a cohesive staff of business-savvy people who work the way private sector would work. They value due diligence and work very well in targeting retail, streamlining processes and developing retail initiatives."
According to Johnny and Sheri Rojo, Golden Corral Restaurant Franchisees, "City staff has helped us resolve issues before they became major obstacles. The relationship we have established with the City has been invaluable to ensuring success of our business."
"Economic Development staff understands the needs of small business, they understand that time is truly of the essence when you are a small business owner. Hesperia's willingness to expedite entitlement has been am immeasurable asset to our project." -Vimal Bhanvadia, Farmer Boys Franchisee
Quite Simply, Hesperia Works for Business
Randall Lewis will tell you that one rule is sacrosanct in a business as complex and competitive as retail development: locations is paramount. So when Lewis Retail Centers discovered Hesperia's ideal freeway visibility and pent-up markets demand for new retail, High Desert Gateway was envisioned. Today, with the unqualified success of the first half of the 57-acre shopping center, anchor tenants are being sought for Phase II. The singular location has established Hesperia as the definitive gateway to the High Desert region.