Located in the heart of Southern California, one of the world's fastest growing economies, the County of San Bernardino is the largest county in the contiguous United States. Its vast borders stretch from the greater Los Angeles area to the Nevada border and the Colorado River, encompassing a total area of 20,160 square miles. Comprised of 24 cities, the County is the fifth fastest growing county in the nation with over 2 million residents. Its assets include numerous colleges and universities supporting a strong, diverse workforce along with an unparalleled collection of highways, runways, and railways that lead to regional, national, and international business centers. The County also benefits from natural assets such as acclaimed mountain resorts, local, regional and national parks and Western rivers.