Monthly Momentum

By |2023-11-01T20:06:10-07:00November 1st, 2023|Categories: |Tags: , , |

Brought to you by CVEP and the Women's Business Momentum Center. Monthly Momentum is a strategic planning, goals setting and monthly accountability session to support entrepreneurs, small business owners and professionals in generating growth. Think of it as your monthly success habit to maintain ongoing MOMENTUM. ✅ Ignite Your Success: Every month, you'll be guided [...]

New Partnership Benefits Palm Desert Businesses

By |2023-08-08T14:58:51-07:00August 7th, 2023|Categories: Business Development, Economic Development, News|Tags: , , , |

For business owners, or those who dream of starting a business, the Coachella Valley is an ideal place to be. With numerous business-centric organizations and a strong movement among local chambers of commerce and consumers to shop locally, support networks in the Coachella Valley are in many ways stronger than those in other, similarly sized [...]

Entrepreneurs and City Leaders Meet to Celebrate Innovation Month

By |2023-04-24T20:29:00-07:00April 24th, 2023|Categories: Economic Development, Innovation, News|Tags: , , , , |

Cities invest in economic development programs for many reasons, including enabling job creation and strengthening the economic base of their communities. One increasingly important part of many cities' economic development strategies is entrepreneurial development. Entrepreneurial development programs support high-potential local businesses through startup and growth phases, leading to job creation and increased business success rates. [...]

Moducan Corporation Wins Coachella Valley Fast Pitch

By |2023-04-07T16:44:58-07:00April 7th, 2023|Categories: Innovation, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

CVEP and Riverside County Office of Economic Development have joined forces again this April to celebrate Riverside County Innovation Month. As part of the monthlong celebration of innovation, local entrepreneurs and the public were invited to participate in the region’s signature Innovation Month event, Coachella Valley Fast Pitch, hosted by CVEP. Coachella Valley Fast Pitch [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

CVEP’s CEO Joe Wallace Publishes Book “Living Outside the Box”

By |2019-04-12T14:04:18-07:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Exciting news at CVEP: CEO Joe Wallace was notified on April 12 that his first book Living Outside the Box had been approved for publication. Living Outside the Box is a call to action beyond the old cliché of thinking outside the box. The difference between the two is that merely thinking outside the box [...]

Housing Price Comparison: Silicon Valley vs. Greater Palm Springs

By |2019-06-18T08:43:31-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

From time to time I think back to the time right after I graduated from Stanford and wanted badly to buy a home in or around the Stanford campus. I couldn't quite afford a modest tract house in Palo Alto then. Today even though I am a CEO with an decent entrepreneurial exit in the [...]

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