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Making Barstow the "Crossroads of Opportunity"

“Since we are in the process of building a new hospital, our general contractor has had many interactions over the past year with the City of Barstow staff. They continuously commend the city...

Working with Barstow is a Pleasure

“The service and efficiency that the City of Barstow shows makes working with them a pleasure as opposed to a nightmare that you can experience with other cities. Development is stressful at best...

Willing to Act Quickly

“We chose the City of Barstow because of the proximity to the freeway systems running north, south, east and west, the available labor pool, and because Barstow was much more willing to act...

Can-Do Attitude

“That we chose Barstow is a vote of confidence in its people and leadership. We believe they embody the kind of spirit and can-do attitude that will ensure effective and efficient service to our...

Population:
22,639
Year founded:
1947

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Barstow

The City of Barstow is conveniently located at the junction of Interstates 15 and 40, midway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas and is known as “California’s Crossroads of Opportunity.” Barstow offers all the major conveniences of small town living with close proximity to major metropolitan areas. Barstow is proud to be home to the U.S. Army National Training Center at Fort Irwin, the Marine Corps Logistics Base (Barstow), BNSF Railway’s classification yard, NASA’s Goldstone Deep Space Network and the Veteran’s Home of California.

Being located within a major transportation corridor, the City of Barstow welcomes more than 60 million people in 19 million vehicles traveling through the City each year. Catering to both residents and tourists, Barstow boasts approximately 50 outlet stores, countless eateries, lodging and fueling facilities and numerous family-owned and operated businesses.

The City of Barstow and the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians are actively working to develop a destination resort and casino project which would provide jobs and revenue to both the City and the Tribe. Tourists can enjoy the resort while exploring the Barstow Area. Retailers, manufacturers and builders have shown a renewed interest in locating within the City. Wal-Mart Super Center, Dollar General and Family Dollar have chosen Barstow as the location for their newest retail ventures. The City has recently welcomed Church’s Chicken, as well as a newly constructed Subway and Jumpin’ Juice and Java. City departments are also finalizing reviews for the construction of model homes for a proposed 58 lot subdivision which will add to the housing inventory stock. The City will also welcome the opening of the newly constructed Barstow Community Hospital, a 30 bed acute-care facility, expected to open in late 2012. The City continues work on a $13M Capital Improvement Program for the reconstruction of numerous City streets.

The cornerstone of the City’s business attraction effort is the 1,200-acre Barstow Industrial Park. A rail spur is planned for this park, which will then offer rail service and large parcels of land within three miles of Interstates 15 and 40. This makes the Barstow Industrial Park one of the most sought-after industrial locations in Southern California.

Wal-Mart announced its plan to build and operate a food distribution center in the Barstow Industrial Park. The first phase will consist of a 475,000 square foot perishable distribution center. Phase two will add 550,000 square feet of non-perishable food product.

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Population: 
22,639
Year founded: 
1947

Barstow

The City of Barstow is conveniently located at the junction of Interstates 15 and 40, midway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas and is known as “California’s Crossroads of Opportunity.” Barstow offers all the major conveniences of small town living with close proximity to major metropolitan areas. Barstow is proud to be home to the U.S. Army National Training Center at Fort Irwin, the Marine Corps Logistics Base (Barstow), BNSF Railway’s classification yard, NASA’s Goldstone Deep Space Network and the Veteran’s Home of California.

Being located within a major transportation corridor, the City of Barstow welcomes more than 60 million people in 19 million vehicles traveling through the City each year. Catering to both residents and tourists, Barstow boasts approximately 50 outlet stores, countless eateries, lodging and fueling facilities and numerous family-owned and operated businesses.

The City of Barstow and the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians are actively working to develop a destination resort and casino project which would provide jobs and revenue to both the City and the Tribe. Tourists can enjoy the resort while exploring the Barstow Area. Retailers, manufacturers and builders have shown a renewed interest in locating within the City. Wal-Mart Super Center, Dollar General and Family Dollar have chosen Barstow as the location for their newest retail ventures. The City has recently welcomed Church’s Chicken, as well as a newly constructed Subway and Jumpin’ Juice and Java. City departments are also finalizing reviews for the construction of model homes for a proposed 58 lot subdivision which will add to the housing inventory stock. The City will also welcome the opening of the newly constructed Barstow Community Hospital, a 30 bed acute-care facility, expected to open in late 2012. The City continues work on a $13M Capital Improvement Program for the reconstruction of numerous City streets.

The cornerstone of the City’s business attraction effort is the 1,200-acre Barstow Industrial Park. A rail spur is planned for this park, which will then offer rail service and large parcels of land within three miles of Interstates 15 and 40. This makes the Barstow Industrial Park one of the most sought-after industrial locations in Southern California.

Wal-Mart announced its plan to build and operate a food distribution center in the Barstow Industrial Park. The first phase will consist of a 475,000 square foot perishable distribution center. Phase two will add 550,000 square feet of non-perishable food product.

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SUCCESS STORIES

New Resort and Casino
Retail Stores Coming In
Increase in Construction
Community Hospital
Street Improvements
New Resort and Casino

For nearly a decade, the City of Barstow and the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians have worked to pursue the development of a casino destination resort.

Retail Stores Coming In

The City of Barstow has not been immune to the effects of the depressed economy; however, there have been signs of positive changes for the local economy. Retailers and manufacturers have shown a renewed interest in locating within the City.

Increase in Construction

The City of Barstow has begun to see an increase in construction. Although not nearly the magnitude shown in past years, it appears that construction is beginning to rebound and Barstow looks to help developers make the process as easy as possible.

Community Hospital

The City of Barstow celebrated a community milestone in September 2010 with the groundbreaking of the new Barstow Community Hospital.

Street Improvements

The Barstow City Council approved a $13 million Capital Improvement Program for the reconstruction of numerous city streets. To date, the City has completed reconstruction of over 5.6 miles of local streets, with an additional 1.8 miles planned for Fiscal Year 2012 (July 2011-June 2012).

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THE COUNCIL MANAGER RELATIONSHIP

What is a City Manager? Imagine your city government as a football team, with skilled players and keen instincts, ready to lead a drive to the goal line. On the field is the City Council, acting in every way as the city’s coaching staff. The...

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