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 [...]

Join Us For Coachella Valley Fast Pitch 2022

By |2022-04-02T11:22:17-07:00April 1st, 2022|Categories: Innovation, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Riverside County Innovation Month is a chance to celebrate all types of innovators. On the official events calendar, you might find webinars, workshops, podcast premieres, networking events, virtual tours, and more. But the real showcase of Innovation Month is the series of Regional Fast Pitch events and the Fast Pitch Finale. One of only four [...]

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: [...]

Apply to One of Our Pioneering iHub Programs

By |2022-03-15T14:58:19-07:00December 20th, 2021|Categories: Innovation|Tags: , , , |

When an entrepreneur or a small business comes to us for assistance, the first step is determining what type of assistance is really needed. Because the iHub program receives a fair amount of publicity, many assume that they should apply to the iHub as the mandatory first step on a path to success. For some [...]

The Coachella Valley: Our Own Unique Economy

By |2021-05-13T17:59:11-07:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Data Digest, Economic Development, Innovation|Tags: , |

In an earlier blog, I discussed how the Coachella Valley is subsumed by the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Recently we teased the idea of succeeding and creating our own MSA, an idea that has been floating around the valley for quite some time. It turns out that MSAs must contain at least one [...]

Broadband Internet Availability in the Coachella Valley

By |2021-05-11T14:46:34-07:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Business Development, Data Digest, Economic Development, Innovation|Tags: , , |

Advocating for fundamental infrastructure to support and enhance entrepreneurship is a primary function of regional economic development. Access to high-speed, broadband internet is increasingly becoming an essential infrastructure. As more and more commerce, communication, education, and business workflows become virtual and remote, reliable and fast internet service has never been more necessary. The disruptions of [...]

CV Entrepreneur Wins 1st Place at RivCo Fast Pitch Finale

By |2021-04-30T16:21:51-07:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Innovation, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Technology entrepreneur Bear Simerson is the first entrepreneur from the Greater Palm Springs area to come in first at the Fourth Annual Riverside County Fast Pitch Finale held on April 28, 2021. Simerson was one of five Riverside County entrepreneurs who qualified for the Finale by taking top honors at an official Riverside County Innovation [...]

Congratulations to the Winners of Fast Pitch Greater Palm Springs!

By |2021-04-20T09:45:31-07:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Innovation, News|Tags: , , , |

Fast Pitch Greater Palm Springs - held on April 14 at the Mary Pickford Theater in Cathedral City - was an action-packed, shark-tank-style pitch contest. All in all, six innovators pitched their ideas to our panel of judges. Two winners were named: one in the product/service category and one in the technology category. Both Fast [...]

Fast Pitch Greater Palm Springs 2021

By |2021-04-13T13:18:30-07:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: Innovation, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Riverside County Innovation Month is a chance to celebrate all types of innovators. On the official events calendar, you might find webinars, workshops, podcast premieres, socially-distant networking events, virtual tours, and more. But the real showcase of Innovation Month is the series of Regional Fast Pitch events and the Fast Pitch Finale. One of only [...]

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 [...]

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