Not only is Menifee booming with residential growth, but Menifee is also home to the fastest-growing California Community College, Mt. San Jacinto Community College (MSJC). Over the past two years, MSJC has grown 16% and is expected to reach 50,000 students within the next 8 years, surpassing the competing community college district to the north. MSJC is investing in the Menifee campus with a 5,000 seat stadium for their award-winning athletic program, and to feature community events and concerts. With a concentration on Science and Technology in the City, MSJC has plans to invest $60 million into a STEM building that will house labs, Science and Technology Dept. programming to provide the skilled workforce for the incoming labor pools. In 2019 college also invested $11 million in renovations with campus improvements and technology like the Makerspace, which houses shared tools and space for nano-technology and advanced manufacturing needs. With a $900 million regional impact provided by MSJC, along with housing higher education universities including the University of Massachusetts Global, and Bellevue University, Menifee is proud to be recognized as a “College Town.”
Menifee schools are ranked 2nd in Academic Achievements in Riverside County and 1st in Science-based learning. With incoming young families in Menifee at record numbers, Menifee school districts are adding schools to keep pace with Menifee’s booming population. There are 5 future schools planned within the City limits, including 4 elementary schools, and 1 middle school. A new high school, Liberty High School, is now open.
Menifee was recently recognized by Safewise.org as one of the safest cities in California. Menifee leadership is committed to maintaining this standard, as the City continues to increase public safety services and recently opened up a storefront police substation in the Sun City community of Menifee. Public safety continues to be a priority for the City Council, as they recognize the importance of a safe community for the success of Menifee’s increased quality of life for residents. As an effort to enhance Menifee's public safety, the City has started its own municipal police department. The City of Menifee has appointed its first Chief of Police, Pat Walsh. Chief Walsh joins Menifee after a 35-year law enforcement career. The new municipal police department officially rolled out on July 1, 2020.
Attractive Business Incentives
Constantly seeking new and innovative ways to partner with our business community to contribute to Menifee’s thriving economy, the City of Menifee offers attractive business incentives for incoming businesses that appeal to the communities needs and desires.