About Joe Wallace

Joe is a technology entrepreneur who came to the Coachella Valley to start the Palm Springs iHub. With degrees or credentials from Stanford, Harvard, Evansville, and MIT plus a dozen startups under his belt, Joe values common sense business solutions that are rooted in scientific analysis. He chose engineering and entrepreneurship over his early goal of becoming a rock star. His first book is Living Outside the Box.

The PPP Application Process, Explained

By |2020-04-14T15:46:35-07:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Jobs, News|Tags: , , |

CVEP is one of the founding partners of the Coachella Valley Economic Recovery Team (CVERT). But before our Valley can recover, CVERT members are assisting businesses with the more immediate task of staying afloat. Each founding partner seeks to help in unique ways. One of the actions CVEP is currently taking is assisting businesses with [...]

Auto Repairs: This is the Perfect Time to Get Your Car in Tip-Top Shape

By |2020-03-25T15:23:28-07:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Jobs|Tags: , , |

It was a relief to see that the service departments of automobile dealerships and independent auto repair outlets were included on the list of essential services issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom. Knowing this, I decided to get some deferred maintenance done since my mechanic is only 2 miles from my home. I called for [...]

Ways That COVID-19 May Change Our Lives

By |2020-03-23T18:03:00-07:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , , |

CVEP’s staff is now beginning our second week of sheltering in place.  As the television reports of the growth of the virus is like a light bulb to a moth, there are permanent lessons we are learning from this experience. We continue to see how COVID-19 will change our lives for the long term. The [...]

Updated: Federal Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15

By |2020-03-20T17:29:17-07:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Business Development, Coronavirus, News|Tags: , , , |

Updated March 20, 2020: Today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Tweeted: “At @realDonaldTrump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties". Like so many other things in our world right now, resources are changing [...]

Making Sense of Government Assistance for Businesses

By |2020-03-18T11:11:31-07:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, News|

CVEP is diligently monitoring the responses by the United States and California governments to assist both people and businesses. Our goal is to communicate with the Coachella Valley's business community about what can be done within the framework of passed legislation to mitigate the negative impacts of the COVID-19 threat. To date there have been [...]

I Found No Golf Balls Today

By |2020-03-13T10:45:08-07:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Economic Development, News|Tags: , |

I found no golf balls today.  On most days when the March weather in the Coachella Valley is sunny, I find about 2 balls for every mile I walk.  Today, I walked five miles and found no golf balls. I have been walking or running this route for the last seven years and there has [...]

Lessons from Durwood’s Neighborhood Garden

By |2019-07-08T14:31:17-07:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Innovation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

As a child in rural Kentucky it was common for all of the people who lived in our neighborhood to know and like one another. On the rare occasion that there were personal differences, they were set aside for activities that aided the common good.  One of those common-good activities was pitching in to plant, [...]

The Financial Burden of Jury Duty in California

By |2019-06-25T11:54:15-07:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

In the fall of 1996, I was selected and sworn onto my first jury.  It was a civil case in Ventura County: a dispute between neighbors over a home improvement project's impact.  We listened for a week and deliberated for a couple of days, only to be told that the case was settled. They thanked [...]

Spending Habits That Waste Over $10K a Year

By |2019-06-17T12:23:28-07:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Economic Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , |

I recently overheard a young professional discussing the high cost of living. He asked his colleague how it would ever be possible to save enough money to make a down payment on a house. The young man's spending habits were observed over the course of a few hours. During that time, he consumed a bottle [...]

Desert Hot Springs Cannabis Park Transformation Video

By |2019-06-04T11:46:01-07:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Economic Development, Innovation, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , |

CVEP has produced two videos that show renderings of what can happen in the Coachella Valley by the year 2050.  In these videos, our concentration has been on traditional economic development needs. These needs include a comprehensive public university, an intermodal trade hub, state-of-the-art bandwidth, a fully developed Salton Sea, and entrepreneurship.  These are all [...]

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