New Partnership Benefits Palm Desert Businesses

By |2023-08-08T14:58:51-07:00August 7th, 2023|Categories: Business Development, Economic Development, News|Tags: , , , |

For business owners, or those who dream of starting a business, the Coachella Valley is an ideal place to be. With numerous business-centric organizations and a strong movement among local chambers of commerce and consumers to shop locally, support networks in the Coachella Valley are in many ways stronger than those in other, similarly sized [...]

CVEP’s CEO Named One of the Top 50 Economic Developers in North America

By |2023-06-01T16:28:42-07:00June 1st, 2023|Categories: Economic Development, News|Tags: , , |

The Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) announced that Chief Executive Officer, Joe Wallace, has been named one of the of top 50 Economic Developers in North America in 2023 – the only one in California and one of three in the western states. Recipients will be presented with their award at Consultant Connect’s ECONOMIX event [...]

Entrepreneurs and City Leaders Meet to Celebrate Innovation Month

By |2023-04-24T20:29:00-07:00April 24th, 2023|Categories: Economic Development, Innovation, News|Tags: , , , , |

Cities invest in economic development programs for many reasons, including enabling job creation and strengthening the economic base of their communities. One increasingly important part of many cities' economic development strategies is entrepreneurial development. Entrepreneurial development programs support high-potential local businesses through startup and growth phases, leading to job creation and increased business success rates. [...]

Laura James to Speak at 2023 IEDC Leadership Summit

By |2023-01-24T21:04:13-08:00January 24th, 2023|Categories: Economic Development, News|Tags: , , |

Economic development leaders from across the globe will convene next week in Tucson, Arizona for the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) 2023 Leadership Summit. The sold-out conference will feature three distinct learning tracks for leaders to choose from: The Intersection of Innovation and Economic Development: Strategies for entrepreneurial and workforce development that will help leaders [...]

Expansion Coming to CSUSB – Palm Desert Campus

By |2022-06-28T22:38:19-07:00June 28th, 2022|Categories: Economic Development, News|Tags: , , |

On Monday, June 27, it became public that the California Assembly and Senate reached a budget agreement with Governor Gavin Newsom that includes $79 million for expanding the CSU San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus capacity to 4,000 students. These funds will serve as the foundation to build out our campus in a way that delivers [...]

Look to the Future! Economic Development Week is Here!

By |2022-05-12T09:52:52-07:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Economic Development, News|Tags: , |

Economic development is back on track! With the Coachella Valley now truly open for business after the return of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach it’s time to reevaluate, reassess and plan for the future of the Coachella Valley. Cue Economic Development Week, a time to celebrate the often-unseen work that builds a [...]

Laura James Earns Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) Designation

By |2022-04-18T15:00:33-07:00April 18th, 2022|Categories: Economic Development, News|Tags: , , , |

Laura James, CVEP's vice president of innovation, earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment, and a commitment to personal and professional growth. Ms. James is the only Certified Economic Developer in the Coachella Valley, a distinction which sets her - [...]

Innovation Month is here!

By |2022-04-06T17:35:20-07:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Economic Development, Innovation, News|Tags: , , |

Innovation and economic development are two complementary facets of the Coachella Valley that go hand-in-hand. From small businesses to tech entrepreneurs, the Coachella Valley is an emerging center for innovation within California. To celebrate our innovators and entrepreneurs Riverside County hosts Innovation Month each year. This year Innovation Month spans the month of April and [...]

The Top 5 Reasons to Co-work from the Newly Opened Palm Desert iHub

By |2022-02-24T12:53:13-08:00February 24th, 2022|Categories: Business Development, Economic Development, News|Tags: , |

Maximum Flexibility Our co-working spaces and membership plans are designed to emphasize flexibility. Come in anytime Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. We have many different kinds of spaces to fill all your business needs. Need a conference room, private office, lounge access or just a desk to work at? We have you covered here at the iHub! Our [...]

CVEP Leaders Speak at IEDC Leadership Summit

By |2022-02-11T18:15:06-08:00February 11th, 2022|Categories: Economic Development, Innovation, News|Tags: , , |

Economic development leaders from all across the country recently traveled to the Coachella Valley for the 2022 IEDC Leadership Summit: the first in-person IEDC conference since the beginning of the pandemic. CVEP CEO Joe Wallace and CVEP VP Laura James had the honor of speaking at the Summit's first and most widely attended breakout session: [...]

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