Riverside County industries ‘continuing to struggle’ following lockdowns

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RIVERSIDE - Some sectors of Riverside County's economy are contending with ongoing hardships and may not return to prosperity in the months ahead because of the lingering impacts of the yearlong coronavirus lockdowns, officials told the Board of Supervisors today. "We have some industries that are really continuing to struggle,'' said Lou Monville, head of the county's Economic Recovery Task Force. "Travel and tourism -- that's the elephant in the room. It's a challenge for us. Restaurants and hotels were hit hard because of what was created.'' Monville, who is senior vice president of the Raincross Corporate Group in Riverside and serves on the task force as a volunteer, joined county Office of Economic Development Director Susan Holland in outlining the effects of the lockdowns, which
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