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Gary Honts

CEO, JFK Memorial Hospital.

Site Staff Vision, Watch & Listen - Vision

The Coachella Valley holds a world of opportunity for doctors, nurses, specialists, and other healthcare professionals. For Gary Honts, CEO of JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio, that means recruiting top-notch talent from around the country as well as cultivating young talent here at home. The 145-bed acute-care hospital, part of Tenet Healthcare California, serves the eastern Coachella Valley with a

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Kyle Wagner

Director of Economic Development, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership.

Site Staff Vision, Watch & Listen - Vision

Kyle Wagner loves Greater Palm Springs, and spends his days helping others make a good life here. At the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, he consults with business owners who want to relocate or expand in the region, as well as entrepreneurs looking to start a new business. “This is a place for opportunity as much as it is for tourism,”

The Coachella Valley

The Rise of the Knowledge Economy

High-skill jobs of the future put a premium on higher ed and innovation.

Ken Alan Vision

In a valley where TV meteorologists routinely forecast widely scattered sunshine, it should come as no surprise that Greater Palm Springs provides a setting that has inspired some truly bright ideas within its knowledge economy. Dr. Forrest M. Bird exemplified this culture of innovation in the 1960s, pioneering some of the earliest portable mechanical ventilators for people with acute lung

Aerial view of greater Palm Springs

The Pursuit of Happiness

An innovative spirit and quality of life make Greater 
Palm Springs an ideal place to live and work.

Shelly Cannon Vision

You feel it right away — the earnest, optimistic appeal that has stood the test of time and is experiencing a profound resurgence in Greater Palm Springs. Since Hollywood celebrities started coming here in the 1920s, this dreamscape has drawn the best and brightest from all walks of life, all in search of the relaxing vibe. Captains of industry come


Transformational Tourism

When they come to play and decide to stay, visitors have a positive impact on the workforce.

Lisa Marie Hart Vision

The thought strikes often and in so many places — bouncing to electronica inside Coachella’s Sahara Tent, eating street tacos at Saguaro’s El Jefe, chilling at a DJ pool party at the Ace Hotel, imbibing at a Modernism Week cocktail soiree, zooming around a race track in Thermal, floating in a tepid mineral pool, or wading by the 40-foot waterfall


A Wellness Community

Healthcare leaders break new ground and share the rewards of innovation in patient care.

GREG ARCHER Health & Wellness, Vision

From the time Nellie Coffman, the daughter of a Santa Monica hotelier, came to Palm Springs in 1908 to quell her nagging cough and open the legendary Desert Inn, other people seeking a more healthful climate — first for tuberculosis and respiratory treatment, and later for orthopedic and cosmetic procedures — have made the dry desert a magnet for wellness-seekers.