San Bernardino city is well-known for its exceptional scenery and ethnic diversity. The city combines the several influences from emigrants, ranging from the Native Americans to the Spanish Missionaries, has helped this interesting and culturally diverse city develop. The city was named by Father Dumetz, a Franciscan missionary, in 1810. The city itself is located west of the lower desert and south of the San Bernardino Mountains. It is currently the county seat of San Bernardino County and hosts a population of more than 205,000.
The economy is dominated by the government, retail, and services businesses. All together, there are over 97,000 kinds of work provided in San Bernardino, with roughly twenty thousand provided by the government, Sixteen thousand provided by retail, and thirteen thousand offered within education.
Situated at the intersection of the SR-210, I-10 and I-215 freeways, the city of San Bernardino has a strategic location. The region is likewise near the Cajon and San Gorgonio passes. In the city lies the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway's Intermodal fright transport yard, and the Pacific Motor Trucking and the Yellow Freight Systems' cross-docking trucking center. There are some warehouses situated close to the San Bernardino International Airport for big companies, such as Mattel and Kohl's.
The Riverfront District, located along Hospitality Lane and close to the Santa Ana River, has been the economic development hub within the city for the last couple of years. Numerous large office buildings, restaurants, retailers and hotels have been built here instead of downtown.
The Nortan Airforce Base was closed in 1994, almost causing the whole San Bernadino's financial system to collapse. The rate of joblessness was over 12% with nearly 10,000 individuals lost their jobs and many of the neighborhoods were emptied. The area still hasn't completely recovered and those within one mile of the centre of the city have a meager median income of $20,480.