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 - [...]

Coachella Valley Business Conference & Economic Forecast 2022

By |2022-04-14T15:21:10-07:00April 14th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The economy is rebounding and driving forward! Spring has arrived and with it Innovation Month and this year’s annual Coachella Valley Business Conference & Economic Forecast! This event will take place in the City of Indio, is brought to you by the Riverside County Office of Economic Development, and hosted by the Cabazon Band of [...]

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 [...]

Take a Walk on the Art Side with Desert Open Studios

By |2022-03-11T11:37:17-08:00March 11th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The arts have always played a major role within the Coachella Valley. Starting in the early 20th century with the first desert artist colonies, artists have been the cultural bedrock of our cities. Even in the modern day the importance of our art culture here in the wider Coachella Valley has not declined. In fact, [...]

Spring has Sprung as Palm Desert Prepares for the Wildflower Festival

By |2022-03-03T12:00:01-08:00March 3rd, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

One of the main reasons people choose live in, move to and visit the Coachella Valley area is to enjoy its stunning natural beauty. Local environmental groups and even regular residents take great pride in maintaining the natural environment and its beauty in the Coachella Valley to ensure that it will still be there to [...]

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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