Back to Basics for Controlling Coronavirus in Coachella Valley

By |2020-07-01T18:20:37-07:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Economic Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , |

As economic developers, of course we want to see Coachella Valley businesses open. But in order for our economy to really function, we've got to prioritize the protection of public health. That's because businesses need customers, and customers need to 1) feel safe and 2) be healthy enough to participate in economic activity. Just this [...]

Help Our Recovery. Get Tested.

By |2020-06-25T15:57:12-07:00May 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. [...]

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 [...]

COVID-19 PPP Loan Programs for Small Business

By |2020-07-06T17:27:45-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Economic Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Note: Funding for the PPP has been extended through August 8, 2020. We continue to update the lender list in this article as new information becomes available.  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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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