Healthy Places Index – Coachella Valley

By |2023-01-24T22:39:39-08:00January 24th, 2023|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , |

Sometimes, when our newsletter deadline is looming, I must force myself to stop searching for data. GIS gives one access to an overwhelming amount of geographic and demographic information. Often, I just can’t make a choice! One great source of regional data is the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). CVEP’s illustrious former Board chair [...]

Household Income Indicators in the Coachella Valley

By |2023-01-11T23:38:58-08:00January 11th, 2023|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , , , |

Happy New Year everyone! Of course, I recently wrote 2022 on a check. The fact that I still write checks is a hint that I’m baffled by the quick turn of years. For the first few Data Digests of 2023, we will be using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for a local dive into some basic [...]

Santa’s Trip from the North Pole

By |2022-12-13T23:50:47-08:00December 13th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: |

Inflation. High interest rates. Crypto collapses. Bah humbug. How about we forget about the economy for this digest? Let's take a more festive perspective. Here are a couple of maps about Santa! So how long is Santa's trip from the North Pole to the Coachella Valley? This introduces the cartographer's dilemma. How do we, with [...]

Top 5 Employers – 9 Coachella Valley Cities and Unincorporated Areas

By |2022-11-29T18:30:35-08:00November 29th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , |

Procuring a thorough listing of area businesses is daunting.  Many business databases exist, but they can be frustratingly incomplete or out of date. The best way is of course the most difficult and time-consuming: conducting door-to-door physical searches of business locations. Since this is mostly impractical, databases will have to do. Esri’s subscription Business Analyst [...]

Per Capita Retail Sales in the 9 Coachella Valley Cities

By |2022-11-15T17:08:49-08:00November 15th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , |

Today we continue our exploration of some of the invaluable data found in our just released 2022 Greater Palm Springs Economic Report. The retail sector is a primary driver of the US economy. So too in the Coachella Valley. To best display this, I have taken the data from Figure 46 of the report - [...]

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 [...]

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