The Summit

By |2021-09-28T12:05:42-07:00November 18th, 2021|Categories: , |Tags: , , |

This year’s theme is “Pursuit.” The morning event - with more local content than ever before - will reveal the annual economic report and forecast, and also showcase our region’s business diversification strategies and goals to mobilize a long-term sustainable effort to elevate the economy of the Coachella Valley. Whether you are a business leader [...]

Observations From the Road: What My 5-year Doctoral Journey has Taught Me About the Coachella Valley Economy

By |2021-05-11T22:32:48-07:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Economic Development|Tags: , , , |

In the summer of 2016, I began my doctoral-level academic journey. My destination was to more deeply understand the Coachella Valley economy. I wanted to determine what ailed our region and identify the steps we could individually and collectively take to improve our economy. I thought I had an excellent grasp of our market. As [...]

Business Shutdowns Present Perils for Greater Palm Springs

By |2020-10-19T12:55:51-07:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Economic Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Economically, the Coachella Valley has been reeling since the cancellation of several of the region’s biggest events in the spring of 2020. At the time, the fear was that the region’s small businesses would experience greatly reduced sales during the busy spring event season, thereby rolling into the slower summer months with less cushion to [...]

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 [...]

I Found No Golf Balls Today

By |2020-03-13T10:45:08-07:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Economic Development, News|Tags: , |

I found no golf balls today.  On most days when the March weather in the Coachella Valley is sunny, I find about 2 balls for every mile I walk.  Today, I walked five miles and found no golf balls. I have been walking or running this route for the last seven years and there has [...]

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