San Bernardino Hires New Economic Development Administrator

The County of San Bernardino has hired Riverside economic development director Larry Vaupel as head of its Economic Development Agency. Vaupel’s selection was announced Friday by county CEO Greg Devereaux. He takes over the new position Monday.

“Larry’s background and enthusiasm will be great assets as we work to attract and retain investment in San Bernardino County and continue our work toward achieving the Countywide Vision,” Devereaux said, referring to an ambitious project which establishes key goals for the community.

Vaupel called the appointment a great honor and opportunity. “I look forward to joining a team of hard-working professionals who are passionate about securing economic growth for our region and helping our county community achieve the Countywide Vision,” he added.

Vaupel has overseen economic development for Riverside since September 2012. As the city’s economic development manager, he was responsible for managing a team of 11 professionals dedicated to expanding business and jobs within Riverside. He also has more than two decades of experience in city planning, as well as economic and real estate development.

As the new director for the Economic Development Agency, Vaupel will oversee 139 professionals working across three separate departments: Workforce Development, Community Development, and Housing and Economic Development.

Read more about Vaupel’s appointment here.