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.

Employment Levels Before and After COVID

By |2022-11-02T17:11:45-07:00November 2nd, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , |

Halloween was a special treat for all of us at CVEP. We presented our annual Economic Summit live after 2 years of virtual summits due to COVID precautions. You could feel the excitement in the room from getting to meet in person once again. For the next several Data Digests I will be presenting highlights [...]

Employment Recovery by Industry Sector in the Coachella Valley

By |2022-10-18T19:00:21-07:00October 18th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , |

This Data Digest will be the last in a series of “sneak peeks” of our soon-to-be-released 2022 Greater Palm Springs Economic Report. Once again, we encourage you to attend our annual Economic Summit on October 31, the preeminent business event in the Coachella Valley. Our Summit economist, Dr. Manfred Keil, will discuss the impacts of [...]

Change In Employment in the Coachella Valley

By |2022-10-04T23:50:09-07:00October 4th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , |

It’s off to the printers! We’re very excited to debut our latest Economic report at the 18th Annual Greater Palm Springs Summit on Monday, October 31st. We’ve revamped our report with nearly 50 pages of invaluable economic and demographic data. Today’s digest is another sneak peek of useful data and information packed into our report. How [...]

Income Disparity in the Coachella Valley

By |2022-09-06T17:04:21-07:00September 6th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , |

Last time we previewed extensive household income data for the Coachella Valley that will be presented at our Annual Greater Palm Springs Summit. Today we dig deeper with GIS to study these data more closely. Mapping income at large-scale uncovers patterns of income differences across the valley. We often make the mistake of looking singularly [...]

Income Characteristics of the Coachella Valley

By |2022-08-23T23:38:05-07:00August 23rd, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you will see at our upcoming 18th Annual Greater Palm Springs Summit. We are delighted to host this preeminent event live once again on October 31, 9 am-11 am, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert. We encourage you to attend [...]

Community Resilience in the Coachella Valley

By |2022-08-09T21:07:27-07:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , , |

Disasters disproportionately affect individuals and households. As we have learned over these past 2 plus years, the adverse effects of COVID-19 correlate with particular individual and household attributes. Fires, heatwaves, flooding, and the like affect populations differently. The US Census launched the Community Resilience Estimates to track communities typically at-risk during disasters. Today’s Data Digest [...]

Rental Burden in the Coachella Valley

By |2022-07-27T15:14:53-07:00July 26th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , |

A recent headline from a Desert Sun story dramatically summarized the current housing crisis: “‘There’s no place to go’: Coachella Valley rents skyrocket, squeezing working class.” According to the article, “rents in a majority of Coachella Valley Cities have grown between roughly 45% and 55% over the last three years.” At the same time, wages [...]

Small Business Technology transfer in California and the Coachella Valley

By |2022-07-12T21:18:48-07:00July 12th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , , , |

Innovation is a key tenet of CVEP’s mission. Here in the US, innovation is rewarded in myriad ways. One example for small businesses and entrepreneurs is America’s Seed Fund. This program awards grants of up to $1M through two specific programs. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants enable small businesses to “explore their technological potential [...]

The different generations of the Coachella Valley

By |2022-06-28T19:09:44-07:00June 28th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , , , |

So much is happening now – a pandemic, inflation, major supreme court rulings. How you prioritize or interpret these major events may well depend on your generation. Perhaps you are a baby boomer, well into retirement with its associated concerns. Maybe you were born after 1999, a Gen Z, and have an entirely different perspective [...]

The Future College Students of the Coachella Valley

By |2022-06-14T23:03:54-07:00June 14th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , |

As the efforts to build a student services building for the Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert campus pick up steam, we thought it imperative to reinforce the need for a permanent 4-year university in the Coachella Valley. While the common perception is that our valley comprises mostly seniors and retirees, there is a large [...]

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