Greiner: The High Desert Is The Perfect Place To Start Up A Company

David Greiner explained that the City of Victorville is friendly to businesses. Photo courtesy VV Chamber.

By Nikki Garrett Metzger

Managing Editor

(Victorville) –If someone were to ask you, “What positive things are going on in Victorville?” how would you answer?  You might talk about affordable housing, or all of the new shopping centers, movie theaters, the schools, or the new businesses that are opening up in town and bringing new jobs.

This question has many residents and business leaders speaking up about the positive things going on in the city and in all of the VictorValley.

David Greiner, President of Greiner Buick GMC, pointed out some of the many positive aspects of living in Victorville, “From a residential standpoint – the reason why you would want to move here is to get out from under. I know professional people that live in more congested areas south of here don’t have not enough square footage or any of the amenities to suit their family.”

“Living here in Victorville you can afford a house to fit your entire family with land and parking for your guests.  You have the ability for your family to go outside and play. You don’t have to live in a rat race. You don’t have to wait 3 hours for dinner. You can join a country club for $250 per month and you can play golf at any time. You don’t have to get up at 4 in the morning to go hit the municipal golf course. Every single recreation thing is available to you up here, but you don’t have to wait.”

A positive that Greiner pointed out that is not talked about as much is the affordability of starting a small business in this area. “If you’re entrepreneurial this is the ONLY place you should look to start up your company because it is the only place where you can get your cost structure set up to survive those first couple of years,” explained Greiner. “We have office space for lease at just over a dollar per foot. We have access to communication and FIOS internet for much cheaper than anywhere else.”

“I can’t imagine why anyone would want to locate to Fontana or San Bernardino with the congestion and the crime, when they can locate here and have access to all of those amenities at a lower cost structure with less crime and less congestion,” said Greiner.

Greiner also spoke of the success of the Southern California Logistical Center at the former George Air Force Base. “SCLA is fully leased, so everyone is already coming to Victorville.

You’ve got United Furniture Industries, Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Million-Air, GE, Boeing, Red Bull, M&M/Mars, and Pratt Whitney just to name a few, explained Greiner. “It is perfect for business – it offers aviation and freeway access, plus future rail access as well. It has public infrastructure in place, like a waste water treatment plant and electricity that they sell to their end users for a lot less money.”

Greiner also explained that the City of Victorville is friendly to businesses and works with them to get their environmental regulations passed, including air resources. “That is a big reason why you would want to come if you are a business,” said Greiner.

The City of Victorville, as well as the High Desert as a whole, has many positive aspects to offer residents and businesses alike: a business friendly atmosphere, available workforce, less congestion, family friendly environment, amenities, less crime, and affordability of both housing and office space.

There are many more positive things to come.  Visit the City’s website for more information http://ci.victorville.ca.us/

3 comments for “Greiner: The High Desert Is The Perfect Place To Start Up A Company

  1. Mike Rothschild
    October 25, 2011 at 7:37 am

    David is right on with what we have done at SCLA (former George AFB). More to come inspite of California government. Power plant #2 and DesertXpress to name just two.

  2. Pat Bridges
    October 25, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Good positive article. Keep pushing the positive – it’s worth it. Matter of fact, I drove up this weekend to partronize a local pumpkin patch – in Hesperia.
    See? People DO come to Victorville.

  3. Mike Rothschild
    October 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Pat does the owner know? 🙂

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