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Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship publishes annual Impact Report
Sept. 12, 2023

The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) has published the 2022 Impact Report and the data shows that the IECE continues to have a growing and impactful economic presence in the region. Since 1999, IECE's impact on the region is more than $534 million.

The findings show that in 2022, the IECE continued to increase its economic impact on the region with a net positive contribution of more than $129 million when total loans, contracts and exports are combined. That was a $50 million increase over 2021.

"That's only the direct economic impact, that doesn't account for any multiplier effects," said Mike Stull, director of IECE. "We are thrilled our programs continue to make an impact on entrepreneurship in the region."

Hate crimes spike in Houston in 2022, report shows, including increase against transgender residents
Houston Chronicle via MSN
Sept. 11, 2023

Between 2021 and 2022, the number of hate crimes reported to the Houston Police Department increased from 49 to 65, according to data from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.

 That’s an increase of around 26 percent. Reported hate crimes targeted many groups remained consistent with 2021's numbers in Houston, according to the report. But some categories, such as crimes against transgender residents, increased from two in 2021 up to seven in 2022.

“There’s massive underreporting with this type of crime,” said Brian Levin, the director emeritus of the center. “That’s part of what’s behind the increases seen in Texas, it’s in part due to enhanced reporting efficiencies. But we also believe the number is organically increasing.”

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