What is the Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA)?

Formed in 1990, the Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA) is a special military base reuse Joint Powers Authority (JPA) created by and through specific State of California Legislation (AB 419) pursuant to Public Law 100-526 under BRAC-I. The IVDA is dedicated to the effective reuse of the former Norton Air Force Base for the economic benefit of the East Valley.

  • IVDA is a public agency established under Federal and California law.
  • IVDA is governed by its Board of Directors, comprised of appointed public officials from its local member entities: the County of San Bernardino, and cities of Colton, Loma Linda, and San Bernardino.
  • IVDA sole and specific purpose is to achieve:
    • Comprehensive Military Base Reuse and Development of a Safe and Sustainable Public Airport; and
    • Community and Economic Revitalization through furtherance of its unique Federal Base Reuse Obligations and Regional Support
      IVDA is Economic Development, Infrastructure, Job creation and Retention.

The IVDA is charged with obligations and responsibilities to serve as the Local Reuse Authority to achieve successful implementation of the base reuse plan for the effective reuse of the former Norton Air Force Base. This includes support for a public airport and various lands and buildings. In 2002, the IVDA entered into an Exclusive Master Disposition and Development Agreement with Hillwood – a Perot Company.  The successful public-private partnership is now known as Alliance-California and is home to multiple Fortune 100 and 500 firms.


In addition to the approximately 600 acres on the former base, the IVDA also has a base reuse project area of approximately 14,000 acres of surrounding properties.  The project area contains over 22,000 individual parcels of land, with land use designations that include:

  • Light and heavy industrial
  • Office
  • Commercial
  • Residential


Click on the Map below to view the IVDA base reuse project area.

IVDA Base Reuse Project Area