Annual 2009

Articles

Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage

Heart of The Palm Springs Valley
Rancho Mirage has long been synonymous with palm-studded oases, lush golf greens, gorgeous film stars and esteemed politicians — and rightfully so. But thanks to an aggressive marketing campaign and word of mouth that is second-to-none, it is also rapidly gaining acclaim as a prosperous commercial, cultural, recreational and professional oasis in the heart of The Palm Springs Valley.
Palm Springs

Palm Springs

Creating the Future.
Palm Springs has always offered residents and visitors a remarkable variety of lifestyle options. The city draws upon both innovation and tradition to meet the diverse needs of its citizens and businesses. Palm Springs’ economic development focus is on sustaining an environment in which commerce, individuals, families, and organizations can all thrive as parts of a coherent system.
Palm Desert

Palm Desert

A Balanced, Sustainable Community.
After 35 years of incorporation, Palm Desert is the model of a healthy and successful city with a true sense of community spirit. Its ever-increasing year-round population, two high-profile universities, and a solid balance sheet give this community at the center of the Coachella Valley the poise to continue achieving great things well into the future.
La Quinta

La Quinta

The ‘Gem of the Desert’ Shines
As dawn’s first light peers over the spectacular Santa Rosa Mountains each day, it reveals an enchanting, well-planned community that clearly lives up to its moniker, “Gem of the Desert.” La Quinta’s blend of insurmountable beauty, inspired recreational activities, commitment to the arts, and diverse entertainment options provides the ideal desert paradise for visitors and residents alike.
Indio

Indio

Preserving the Past While Building the Future: Transportation Center Bringing Indio into the 21st Century
Indio City Councilman Ben Godfrey had an idea — a big idea. He envisioned a state-of-the-art transportation center, a place that would provide the spark of activity his city needed. It was something Godfrey fought hard for — and won. Fifteen years later, the Indio Transportation Center is becoming a reality.
Indian Wells

Indian Wells

The Desert's Luxury Capital Undergoes a Renaissance
Indian Wells may only be 15.04 square miles, but what it lacks in geographical size, this upscale desert city makes up for in affording a superb quality of life and world-class amenities to residents and visitors alike.
Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs

It’s A New Day
Desert Hot Springs’ vision is “to become a world-class health and wellness destination based upon these famous miracle waters, unique desert ecosystem, spectacular mountain views, and natural environment.”
Coachella

Coachella

Where Everyone Is Welcome
Coachella is proactively building for a bright future full of opportunities. Major community improvement projects addressing everything from traffic circulation to water supply are underway to position the city for the population increase it expects over the next five to 10 years.
Cathedral City

Cathedral City

Ahead of the Curve
A decade ago, Cathedral City instituted a four-day workweek for all City Hall workers to save energy. That’s progressive government at work. Today, states, cities, and corporations are seriously considering the concept.
Southern California, Riverside County - Right Now

Southern California, Riverside County - Right Now

EDA is spreading the word about why Riverside County is the best place to do business in Southern California.
EDA is spreading the word about why Riverside County is the best place to do business in Southern California.
Coachella Valley City Profiles

Coachella Valley City Profiles

Financial Forecasts for the Coachella Valley Cities.
Financial Profiles for the Coachella Valley Cities: Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.
Sunny Prospects

Sunny Prospects

Coachella Valley remains a bright spot, (mostly) weathering the ills of a national economic downturn
Coachella Valley remains a bright spot, (mostly) weathering the ills of a national economic downturn
Financial Guide

Promotions + Contests

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter just once for a chance to win tickets to one of the second annual Palm Desert International Dance Festival performances.