What is High Desert Opportunity?High Desert Opportunity "Discover the Difference" is a half day annual business conference presented to showcase the opportunities and advantages the High Desert offers to new and expanding businesses and developers. The event's organizers share a common goal with economic development organizations in the High Desert by supporting economic growth and stability through attracting businesses and jobs to the area. "The mission of High Desert Opportunity is to promote economic growth by presenting a conference that showcases business opportunities in the High Desert."
When and Where?WHEN: Thursday, November 2, 2017 TIME: 8:00am - 2:30pm WHERE: 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
What's Included?Attendance at a half day conference with Continental Breakfast, Sponsor Exhibits, Networking, and Free Parking.
Who Attends?The conference continually draws nearly hundreds of participants representing the fields of real estate, insurance, manufacturing, engineering, architecture, and economic development. Some are investors who own property in the High Desert or who are considering purchasing property in the High Desert. Many of the attendees are from out of the area, including from Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Inland Empire communities.
Who organizes the conference?The committee is composed of a group of approximately 30 local business professionals and community leaders who volunteer their time to organize and present this premier annual business conference. The High Desert Opportunity team's goal is to bring an interesting and informative conference to the business community. Many area organizations support High Desert Opportunity, including through sponsorship's.
How did HDO Start?High Desert Opportunity was founded in 1981 and incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 1985. It started with phone banks for people to use to conduct business and bus tours to visit the region. We have evolved since then to a premiere Business Conference that shows the strengths and advantages of doing business in the High Desert.
How has HDO contributed to economic development in the High Desert?High Desert Opportunity is one part of a community-wide effort to foster economic development in the High Desert. Our role is to showcase, through various activities offered over half a day, the advantages of doing business in the area. Some of the newest companies to the High Desert include Super Target, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Panera, Walmart Distribution, Macy's, Ultra Star Cinemas, Jersey Mike's, Steak & Shake, Dunkin Donuts, Jimmy John's, Menchies, and Fat Burger.
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