InSoCal CONNECT is a private sector led 501(c)(6) organization focused on connecting businesses, government, and investors in the Inland Southern California region with the goal of upgrading the brand image and culture of the region’s economy. Working together to promote innovation and exports in our region will create higher paying jobs, a more diversified and robust economy, more export opportunities, and sustainable inland southern California communities.

In August 2011, the California Governor’s Office of Economic Development expanded the San Diego Innovation Hub, known as the iHub, to include Riverside County along the Interstate 215 corridor. The Inland Southern California CONNECT region is the Governor’s iHub expanded from the “twin cities” of Temecula and Murrieta, up the I-215 corridor inclusive of the City of Riverside and the University of California, Riverside.

InSoCal CONNECT will expand the best practices of San Diego CONNECT and CONNECT organizations around the world by accelerating innovation and assisting in the expansion, formation, and development of technology companies in the iHub region.

InSoCal CONNECT Executive Board of Directors

Executive Director

Jay Goth


Stephen G. Austin - Swenson Advisors, LLP


Brian Maier - Swenson Advisors, LLP

Executive Committee

Stanley Harter - Reid & Hellyer

Executive Committee

Rebeccah Goldware - University of California, Riverside

Executive Committee

Daniel Rittatore - City of Corona

Executive Committee

Bruce Coleman - City of Murrieta

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