Resources are readily available in the Coachella Valley from a variety of organizations and programs designed to help businesses launch, expand, and thrive.

Resources are readily available in the Coachella Valley from a variety of organizations and programs designed to help businesses launch, expand, and thrive.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

With GIS, CVEP can organize, display, and analyze spatial data about the diverse demographic, trade, and industry characteristics with the goal of mapping sustainable development and attracting and retaining businesses and informing decision-makers. With easy-to-use Web applications and accurate, current data, CVEP provides data-driven solutions to help its partners and business leaders achieve smart and sustainable growth. Contact David Robinson, GIS coordinator, (760) 340 1575,

Site Locator

CVEP serves as a one-stop shop for your relocation or expansion needs. We have the most accurate and up-to-date information on available for-sale or -lease commercial properties in the Coachella Valley.


The Coachella Valley is a place of extraordinary beauty and natural wonder. Resources are abundant and conducive to a productive business environment — including more than 350 days of sunshine every year, access to the major Southern California markets, Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Inland Empire, and excellent transportation services. The Greater Palm Springs CVB offers excellent relocation information and services.


The Coachella Valley is positioned to serve many larger markets in Southern California and beyond, and has the transportation resources to do so effectively. The major corridor through the region is Interstate 10, the fourth largest interstate highway in the United States, stretching from coast to coast and through all of Southern California. The region is served by three airports, including Palm Springs International Airport, serving more than 1.5 million passengers a year and connecting to the nation’s 10 largest airline hubs. At the east end of the valley, Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport provides superior service to private aircraft and charter services such as Desert Jet. A smaller public airport is located in Bermuda Dunes, a quarter-mile from Interstate 10. Amtrak, Greyhound, and the local SunLine Transit Agency provide ground service for passengers.


The Coachella Valley offers fiber optic Internet service at speeds up to 10Gbps, service from two electricity companies (Southern California Edison and Imperial Irrigation District), Southern California Gas Company, and several water districts (Mission Springs Water District, Coachella Valley Water District, Desert Water Agency, Indio Water Authority, and Myoma Dunes Water District).

Foreign Trade Zone

Foreign Trade Zones, such as the one surrounding Palm Springs International Airport, provide special customs procedures to U.S. businesses engaged in international trade-related activities. Duty-free treatment is accorded items that are processed in FTZs and then re-exported, and duty payment is deferred on items until they are brought out of the FTZ for sale in the U.S. market. This helps to offset customs advantages available to overseas producers who compete with domestic industry.