California’s inland region key to statewide vitality By KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN | PUBLISHED: June 21, 2019 at 6:24 pm | UPDATED: June 21, 2019 at 6:24 pm   When it comes to investing in California, the smart money is heading inland, home to one of the most robust employment, innovation and opportunity centers in the United States. That might surprise those who still view the Inland Empire and Central Valley as distant outposts — barely mentionable in…