Unemployment in the Coachella Valley

By |2021-04-19T15:15:36-07:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus, Data Digest, Economic Development, Jobs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Before COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the nation’s economy, the official unemployment rate was 3.5%. As of Friday, March 5, the official rate now stands at 6.2%. Since last April, the nation has lost 9.5 million jobs, more jobs lost than during the Great Recession. But the official unemployment rate only represents the number of people [...]

Celebrating Economic Development Week 2019

By |2019-05-13T16:12:31-07:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Economic Development|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We celebrated Economic Development Week last week: it was a great chance for us to show off what economic development actually is, and what it does for our communities. Economic development professionals are hard at work at all levels of government – federal, state, county, city, and tribal – and within nonprofit and for-profit corporations, [...]

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