About David Robinson

David is the Director of Analytic Services for CVEP. David lives for travel, loves everything about maps, listens to too many podcasts, and spoils his cat. He has graduate degrees in Architecture and Geographic Information Systems and is passionate about gathering, organizing, and disseminating data about the Coachella Valley.

Dining Out in the Coachella Valley – Fast Food or Fine Dining?

By |2024-04-16T19:08:20-07:00April 16th, 2024|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , , , |

We don't want to get too esoteric or specialized for most Data Digests. There are no maps about the average consumption of organic hotdogs per household here (although we would be happy to share the data if you're interested). Still, Geographic Information Systems modeling techniques offer a dizzying array of data aggregated to usefully small [...]

Climate Resiliency in the Coachella Valley

By |2024-04-02T20:04:23-07:00April 2nd, 2024|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , |

Inevitably, CVEP has seen its fair share of climate change conversations. But despite differences of opinions or passions, discussions often turn to "what should we do about potential consequences?" A word repeated often is resilience. How do we create a more resilient valley? Hurricane Hilary reminded us that unexpected challenges will occur. How can we [...]

Broadband Internet Access in the Coachella Valley

By |2024-03-25T10:54:35-07:00March 19th, 2024|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , , , |

We had so much fun creating interactive content for the last Data Digest that we decided to do it again. Today we present an interactive map showing broadband internet availability in the Coachella Valley. CVEP has long championed high-speed internet availability as a crucial component of attracting and retaining businesses in the valley. Remote-work households [...]

Check out our first Interactive Web Map – Annual Household Income Comparisons for the Coachella Valley

By |2024-03-05T16:10:02-08:00March 5th, 2024|Categories: Data Digest, Economic Development|Tags: , , , , , |

For today's Data Digest, we are shaking things up a bit. Prepare to get interactive! Instead of a static map and commentary, today we present to you an interactive web map application. This web map allows you to investigate household income statistics at the Census Block Group level. Click here to explore today's map more [...]

Optimizing Locations – The Power of GIS

By |2024-02-13T17:13:14-08:00February 13th, 2024|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , , , |

At CVEP, we support our iHub clients with customized data to help their businesses grow. In addition, we have worked with many potential businesses contemplating locating in the Coachella Valley. Not knowing our market completely, they are looking for local data matched to their specific business profile. For example, an established retirement community with many [...]

Neighborhood Mobility Areas in the Coachella Valley

By |2024-01-30T18:24:14-08:00January 30th, 2024|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , , |

My role at the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership is rather unique. You don’t see many Geographic Information Specialists (GIS) employed by economic development agencies in regions of our size let alone a Director of Analytic Services. I’m proud to be the first of its kind at CVEP and grateful to our CEO Joe Wallace for [...]

Educational Attainment in the Coachella Valley

By |2024-01-17T17:30:36-08:00January 17th, 2024|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , , |

I can't believe I started the 2024 Data Digests (Employment Profile of Coachella Valley Residents) without a map! Well, today's digest will rectify that. As I noted in the last digest, we usually use the first few digests of the new year to share socioeconomic data specific to the Coachella Valley. In 2024's first digest, [...]

Employment Profile of Coachella Valley Residents

By |2024-01-04T00:49:25-08:00January 4th, 2024|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , |

I don't know about you, but I'm not much of a resolutions person. Instead, I see the new year as a time to reflect and recharge. In that spirit, as I usually do each New Year, we will look at some fundamental economic and socioeconomic data about the valley over the next few weeks. We [...]

Land Conservation in the Coachella Valley

By |2023-12-13T09:43:42-08:00December 13th, 2023|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , , |

Promoting a region's "quality of place" is essential to regional economic development and business attraction and retention. Lucky for us, the Coachella Valley abounds in "sense of place." We have world-class cultural amenities. We have globally recognized music festivals. We have a sophisticated food scene. We have unparalleled accommodations of all types. We have world-renowned [...]

For-profit? Non-profit? In which type of businesses do Coachella Valley employees work?

By |2023-11-28T14:33:15-08:00November 28th, 2023|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , , |

I always find it fascinating to see how the Coachella Valley compares demographically with other geographic areas. Such comparisons give a fresh perspective on what is unique about our Valley. What are our particular strengths and weaknesses? Today we will compare the distribution of our workforce in terms of "class of worker." The US Census [...]

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