Help Our Recovery. Get Tested.

By |2020-05-21T14:46:23-07:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Economic Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , , , |

An overwhelming number of the businesses we’ve talked to are eager to re-open. Despite some of the negative labels being hurled about, these people aren’t all denying science, nor are they all putting profit over health. These are entrepreneurs, independent contractors, and small business owners who have spent lifetimes building their businesses, brands, or skills. [...]

COVID-19 PPP Loan Programs for Small Business

By |2020-05-11T14:02:46-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Economic Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Updated 5/11/20: The new funding for the PPP & HCE Act became available on Monday, April 27 after original funding from the CARES Act ran out of money. While it was expected that funds might run out within a few days, as of the end of last week there were still over $1B in funds [...]

Contacting CVEP During Social Distancing and Remote Work

By |2020-03-16T14:39:19-07:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Economic Development, News|Tags: , , , |

Public health officials have called for social distancing measures. Social distancing works based on mathematical principles: the more people that come in contact with one another, the more opportunities for transmission. In accordance with  to the CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease, CVEP is taking precautions to [...]

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 [...]

What to Expect at the 2019 Economic Summit

By |2019-10-28T15:08:44-07:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Economic Development, Innovation, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , , |

The 2019 Greater Palm Springs Economic Summit is rapidly approaching. Those who have bought tickets or reserved tables need only wait a few more weeks until the business event of the year. Our staff is planning out all of the final details, making sure everything will run smoothly on event day. One thing we strive [...]

2019 CVEP Board of Directors Retreat a Resounding Success

By |2019-06-25T11:50:55-07:00June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Economic Development, News|Tags: , , , , |

On Wednesday June 19, 2019, the CVEP Board of Directors assembled at the University of California Riverside's Palm Desert Campus for its second annual board retreat.  The retreat brings together those leaders in Greater Palm Springs who are most committed to key regional economic development priorities. Every seat in the room was taken, and some [...]

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 [...]

Future of Everything Part 4: Income Options After the Robot Apocalypse

By |2019-05-23T13:39:19-07:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Economic Development, Jobs|Tags: , , , , |

The final day of the Future of Everything Festival focused on new income options and how to manage displaced workers. These are necessary considerations for the near future, after the widely-predicted Robot Apocalypse puts millions of people out of work. Two plans were discussed: a Guaranteed Job plan, and a Universal Income plan. Guaranteed Government [...]

Future of Everything Part 2: Sustainable Fashion

By |2019-05-21T10:48:50-07:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Economic Development, Innovation, News, Sustainability|Tags: , , , |

If there is one thing that the Coachella Valley is well known for, it is fashion. From Trina Turk, to Fashion Week in Palm Desert, to the Palm Springs iHub's Eco Sustainari headed by Nima Pauline, we are an oasis of fashion. Even the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is known for its attendees' [...]