About Coachella Valley Economic Partnership

CVEP is a nonprofit economic vitality organization devoted to attracting, retaining and expanding business and developing a high-skilled workforce to enhance the economy and quality of life of the region.

Author of New Book Looks at Coachella Valley Renewable Energy Prospects

By |2018-04-04T20:37:19-07:00July 26th, 2017|Categories: Business Development|

Dr. James Pick, professor in the School of Business at the University of Redlands, explores the prospects and challenges of renewable energy growth in the Coachella Valley in his new book, Renewable Energy: Problems and Prospects in Coachella Valley, California. Using geospatial mapping and analysis, and interviews with leaders in small innovative firms, government agencies, [...]

CVEP Partners with Austrian Trade Commission

By |2018-04-04T20:37:36-07:00July 26th, 2017|Categories: Business Development|

CVEP recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA, the official Austrian trade commission. CVEP and ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA will work together to attract Austrian renewable energy companies to the Palm Springs iHub. According to the official MOU signed on July 5, 2017, “CVEP has a primary mission to attract, inspire, and mentor start-up [...]

SacTec Demos New Mobile Solar Product at JFK Hospital Drill

By |2018-04-04T20:38:18-07:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Business Development, Innovation|

SacTec Solar launched its mobile solar product, “PowerHop” with a live demonstration at JFK Memorial Hospital on May 31 during a disaster exercise. Several examples of energy generation were used in the demonstration, attended by fifth graders from the Dr. Carreon Academy. […]

CVEP Highlights Strategic Focus at Annual Meeting

By |2018-04-04T20:38:40-07:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Business Development, Innovation|

The 2017 Coachella Valley Economic Partnership’s (CVEP) Annual Meeting set the stage for three bold initiatives: promoting the build-out of business-class broadband service, nurturing a research university to train workers in STEM (science, technology, math and engineering) skills to participate in the growing knowledge economy and the need to create a local source of venture [...]

Greater Palm Springs Poised to Thrive in Emerging Field of Energy Storage

By |2018-04-04T20:11:42-07:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

In the past year or so, the cost of battery backup at the grid level began transitioning toward affordability. “They’ll be especially prevalent in the electric industry, as utilities and other companies use huge battery banks to help stabilize the electric grid and homeowners start pairing rooftop solar systems with batteries to store excess energy [...]

Pam Springs iHub Appears on Fox Business Network’s ‘Talk Business 360’

By |2018-04-04T20:17:23-07:00April 18th, 2016|Categories: Business Development, Innovation|

CVEP INTERIM CEO and Chief Innovation Officer Joe Wallace spoke to Fox Business Network’s Talk Business 360 about the Palm Springs iHub, Wells Fargo IN2 program, and why Greater Palm Springs is a fine place for innovators to live, work, and thrive. “Our companies have the opportunity to test out their innovations out in a [...]

CVEP to Celebrate the naming of Wells Fargo Innovation Center

By |2018-04-04T20:34:05-07:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Business Development, Innovation|

THE COACHELLA VALLEY ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP (CVEP) on April 8, 2016, will celebrate the naming of Wells Fargo Innovation Center at the Palm Springs iHub Accelerator Campus, interim CEO and chief innovation officer announced today. […]

Sun Heating Tec to Create Robotic Assembly Division at Palm Springs iHub

By |2018-04-04T20:49:17-07:00March 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

SUN HEATING TEC Inc. (SHT), a Chinese renewable energy company that pioneered solar hot water collectors, has joined the Palm Springs iHub and will relocate a robotic assembly line to the Coachella Valley, the company founder, Jeff Cheng, announced today at the board meeting of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, which manages the Palm Springs [...]

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