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 [...]

Future of Everything Part 3: Workplace of the Future

By |2019-05-23T13:39:46-07:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Jobs|Tags: , , , , , |

In a session on the future of workplaces, the opening speaker began by stating that 70,000,000 American workers truly dislike their jobs. This amounts to 80% of the employed people in the nation. It is a widely accepted premise that an unhappy worker is an unproductive worker. Therefore, this revelation about dislike of the workplace [...]

Future of Everything Part 1: The Future of Power and the Credentials to be a CEO

By |2019-05-21T11:00:29-07:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Economic Development, Innovation, Jobs, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , |

Within minutes of checking into the first sessions at the Future of Everything Festival in New York City, critical information for CVEP and the future of the Coachella Valley began to flow. Gretchen Watkins, CEO of Shell, and Invenergy's Michael Polsky shared the stage during a session titled Powering the Planet. Eventually, the topic of [...]

Impacts of Online University Programs

By |2019-05-03T11:09:29-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Last week,  from the comfort of my Palm Desert sofa, I watched my step-daughter walk across a stage to be awarded her masters degree in nursing from the University of Southern Indiana. As she walked, I began to reflect on the impacts of online education. My step-daughter is a mother of two college students. She [...]

Justine Musk (Elon’s first wife) on “What it Takes to Be a Billionaire”

By |2019-04-22T10:49:09-07:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs|Tags: , , , , , |

Elon Musk's first wife Justine should know something about what it takes to become a billionaire.  She was there when Elon met the criteria.  Now that he is worth $12 billion, everyone wants to be Elon, but few will do so.  The question is often asked about just what it takes to become a billionaire.  [...]