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 expect to reach 50,000 students within next 8 years, surpasses the competing community college district to the north. MSJC is investing in the Menifee campus with a planned 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 $40 million into a STEM building which will house labs, Science and Technology Dept. programming to provide the skilled workforce for the incoming labor pools. The college is also investing $11 million in renovations this year alone with campus improvements and technology like the Makerspace, which houses shared tools and space for nano-technology and advanced manufacturing needs. With a $700 million regional impact provided by MSJC, along with housing higher education University, such as Brandman University, 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 with the 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 is also planned for the area. Menifee Union School District is working with their partners, the Romoland School District and the Perris Union High School District, to assist in the unification process for all schools to be recognized under one School District.
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. In 2017 alone, Menifee increased police staffing by 13 positions and fire services by 10 new positions and converted from rural to municipal staffing. 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 public safety, the City is starting 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 is expected to roll-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 community needs and desires.