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Setting the Stage for Better Health

Setting the Stage for Better Health

Another 21 college students completed a 10-week internship in healthcare-oriented companies this summer through the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership and the nonprofit Health Career Connection Internship Program.
Steady as it Grows

Steady as it Grows

Riverside is California’s fourth-largest county, and the Coachella Valley is vital to its steady economic recovery.
Playing Zone Defense

Playing Zone Defense

California’s Enterprise Zone Program was set up in 1984 to give businesses incentives to locate and hire in depressed areas.
Coachella Valley Maps - Vision 2013/14

Coachella Valley Maps - Vision 2013/14

Maps of Coachella Valley - Utilities, Tribal Lands, Attractions, Education Partners.
City Profiles - Rancho Mirage

City Profiles - Rancho Mirage

It requires little more than a glance at a Coachella Valley map to see that the City of Rancho Mirage occupies an enviable spot. If a gigantic bull’s-eye were to be placed over the center of the valley, Rancho Mirage would easily rest inside.
City Profiles - Palm Springs

City Profiles - Palm Springs

2013 marks the 75th anniversary of the city of Palm Springs — and it has been another spectacular year to remember for Southern California’s most legendary resort playground!
City Profiles - Palm Desert

City Profiles - Palm Desert

Palm Desert and its economy are on the move, with building activity accelerating at an exhilarating pace not seen in years.
City Profiles - La Quinta

City Profiles - La Quinta

In the past year, the City of La Quinta has experienced a resurgence in economic development activity — demonstrating that the Gem of the Desert remains a prime destination for work, play and quality of life.
City Profiles - Indio

City Profiles - Indio

Talk about magnetic pull. All those vehicles hurtling towards Indio along Interstate 10 have heard the buzz. They know Indio is the place where things are happening right now.
City Profiles - Desert Hot Springs

City Profiles - Desert Hot Springs

Stability. Security. Sustainability. Those are the key principles that continue to drive civic policy and community spirit in Desert Hot Springs. “We are a city on the move,” says a proud Mayor Yvonne Parks.
City Profiles - Coachella

City Profiles - Coachella

While the global economic outlook has shifted over the past several years, Coachella continues to offer the best value proposition for residents and investors in the Coachella Valley.
City Profiles - Indian Wells

City Profiles - Indian Wells

Some 100 miles east of Los Angeles, yet a world apart, lies Indian Wells, Calif., an extraordinary residential and resort community nestled at the foothills of the picturesque Santa Rosa Mountains.
City Profiles - Cathedral City

City Profiles - Cathedral City

Many year-round and seasonal residents make Cathedral City their home while others come to find what they need because this centrally located city has it all.
Visionary - Gary Honts

Visionary - Gary Honts

When Gary Honts, CEO and president of JFK Memorial Hospital, recruits physicians, he sells them on the hospital’s superior quality as well as the resort lifestyle they can enjoy in the Coachella Valley.
Visionary - Marc Empey

Visionary - Marc Empey

The partners at Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney law firm believe in staying connected to the community. In fact, the founding partners grew up in the Coachella Valley and returned here to practice.
Visionary - Denise Wilson

Visionary - Denise Wilson

When Denise Wilson decided to parlay her passion for flying into a small business, even she underestimated the possibilities for her fledgling charter jet service company.
Visionary - Troy Zimmerman

Visionary - Troy Zimmerman

Zimmerman focuses on luxury residential interior design, new construction from concept to completion, remodels, and commercial interiors, with emphasis on function and artistry.
Visionary - Bill Schlanger

Visionary - Bill Schlanger

EV Enterprises President Bill Schlanger chose to move his electric car conversion firm to Palm Springs from Arizona 18 months ago, and hasn’t looked back.
Visionary - Dr. Joseph Scherger

Visionary - Dr. Joseph Scherger

The proliferation of primary medicine and urgent care centers in the Coachella Valley might be the area’s hottest — and most noticeable — story of the past few years.
Visionary - Tony Renaud

Visionary - Tony Renaud

When Tony Renaud set out to implement a vision for a super-deluxe, members-only club for exotic-car owners, he says, “It made good business sense to build in the Coachella Valley.
Visionary - Curtis Pickering

Visionary - Curtis Pickering

“WEU is a degree-granting, free online university,” says Founder, Chairman and CEO Curtis Pickering. “Anytime, anywhere in the world, you can pick your degree program and get a free, high-quality education.
Visionary - Bohdan Olesnicky

Visionary - Bohdan Olesnicky

Bohdan Olesnicky parlayed his experience as a SWAT team physician — into creating a line of vitamins and nutritional products aimed at people in high-stress jobs.
Visionary - John Monahan

Visionary - John Monahan

John Monahan, who retired after 25 years as a healthcare company executive, has purchased and renovated the building, now called The Five Hundred.
Visionary - Dr. Joel L. Kinnamon

Visionary - Dr. Joel L. Kinnamon

“We know that in order to succeed in the 21st century economy you must be able to compete globally, collaborate regionally and execute locally,” says Dr. Joel L. Kinnamon, Superintendent/President of College of the Desert.
Visionary - Christopher Kennedy

Visionary - Christopher Kennedy

Christopher Kennedy, formerly a stockbroker in Los Angeles, opened his interior design firm 10 years ago in Palm Springs and has since found a rewarding marketplace.
Visionary - Ethan Kaminsky

Visionary - Ethan Kaminsky

He started his career photographing the valley’s iconic architecture. “Today many of my clients are architects, interior designers, and builders,” Kaminsky says.
Visionary - R.D. Hubbard

Visionary - R.D. Hubbard

“Helping people earn an education is the most important thing we can do for humanity,” says Bighorn Golf Club Chairman R.D. Hubbard. His strong beliefs led him to form the R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation.
Visionary - Rolf Hoehn

Visionary - Rolf Hoehn

When Rolf Hoehn joined Desert Champions in 2006, he and company owner Larry Ellison envisioned the BNP Paribas Open and Indian Wells Tennis Garden becoming the Coachella Valley’s grandest attraction.
Visionary - Jeff L. Grubbe

Visionary - Jeff L. Grubbe

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has a special place in the history and heritage of the Coachella Valley — and a vital role in the future of the area.
Visionary - Dr. René Dell’Acqua

Visionary - Dr. René Dell’Acqua

After graduating from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, Dr. René Dell’Acqua opened her dental practice in the Coachella Valley to offer “five-star care in a five-star city.”
Visionary - Singh Chandi

Visionary - Singh Chandi

When Singh Chandi came to the Coachella Valley more than 20 years ago, he rode on the hope of achieving the American dream.
Visionary - Carolyn Caldwell

Visionary - Carolyn Caldwell

When Carolyn Caldwell was researching a career move, Desert Regional Medical Center impressed her. “It is truly comprehensive,” she says. “We are the only Level II Trauma Center in the Coachella Valley, we deliver more than 3,000 babies every year, and we have a comprehensive cancer center.
Visionary - Joyce Bulifant

Visionary - Joyce Bulifant

Actress and philanthropist Joyce Bulifant sees the new four-year degree programs at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus as the future of the desert.
Visionary - Randall Bone

Visionary - Randall Bone

Sunrise Company, which has developed some of the area’s finest country clubs and hotels over its 45 years, strives to bottle that experience.
Visionary - Todd Blue

Visionary - Todd Blue

When Todd Blue established IndiGO Auto Group in 2006 and set out to acquire the greatest automobile dealerships in the United States, he was most impressed with Desert European Motorcars in Rancho Mirage.
Visionary - Vincent Battaglia

Visionary - Vincent Battaglia

Renova — a full-service solar power plant builder for homes, businesses, and nonprofits from the Coachella Valley to the Salton Sea — began as Battaglia’s MBA thesis at UC Riverside Palm Desert Graduate Center.
Visionary - Dr. Scott Aaronson

Visionary - Dr. Scott Aaronson

“The Palm Springs area has been great for my practice,” says Dr. Scott Aaronson, a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Linking the Nation’s Supply Chain

Linking the Nation’s Supply Chain

The Coachella Valley is poised to become an important distribution center for the more than 40 percent of imports that enter through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Nurturing Entrepreneurs From Startup to Profit

Nurturing Entrepreneurs From Startup to Profit

Great ideas can be born anywhere, but they come to Greater Palm Springs to thrive. The Coachella Valley Innovation Hub (CViHub) has added a 45,000-square-foot Accelerator Campus and graduated its first class of entrepreneurs, with more in the pipeline.
Pathways for the Next Generation

Pathways for the Next Generation

Coachella Valley Economic Partnership’s Workforce Excellence programs start at the end goal — filling the labor market with skilled employees in high-wage growth sectors.
Builders Hammer the Sounds of Progress

Builders Hammer the Sounds of Progress

Home prices in the Coachella Valley are rising, leaving behind the recession, while offering an affordable alternative to Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties.
Wish You Were Here!

Wish You Were Here!

“Greater Palm Springs — a brand-new day,” the brand message that unifies the marketing of nine desert cities, underscores the refreshing excitement in the area’s robust tourism sector.
For the Cause

For the Cause

When it comes to giving back, Greater Palm Springs rings up the A-list. Stars eagerly come out for desert events — from galas to golf tournaments — that benefit important causes.
Fit as a Fiddle

Fit as a Fiddle

Increasing choices in primary care, a growing field of specialists, and medical facilities with state-of-the-art technology ensures that residents of Greater Palm Springs have access to excellent care.
Valley of the Arts

Valley of the Arts

World-class art exhibitions, national touring and locally produced theater, classical to contemporary music concerts, couture fashion shows, architecture and design tours, film festivals, and culinary experiences.
Power for the People

Power for the People

The Coachella Valley was a clean energy leader before the green movement made it cool. From the iconic windmills to the growing tapestry of solar arrays.
Farms to Tables Around the World

Farms to Tables Around the World

With a 300-day growing season, abundant water, easy access to markets, and sophisticated conservation and farming techniques, the Coachella Valley is one of the world’s most productive agricultural areas.
The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

Welcome to Greater Palm Springs, also known as the Coachella Valley, an idyllic destination built on tourism and agriculture, and growing in many other areas.

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