Economic Development

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The City of Palm Springs has over 7,000 active business licenses with more than 2,900 firms employing more than 26,500 people. Leisure and Hospitality, Retail, Education, and Health account for the top employment sectors in Palm Springs.  To learn more about the Palm Springs business climate, click here for  economic and demographic reports.

Opening A Business - click here for specific information and numerous resource links to guide you in getting started.  Click here to find the available properties for lease or for sale. 

Are you starting a new business or need help forming a business entity or finding resources to grow your existing business? For individual and confidential free consulting services there are several options to help you get started.  Click below to learn about the programs and services available to help existing and startup businesses grow and contribute to the region’s economic vitality.

Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) Business Services

Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center

Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center

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 Hotel Incentive Program

Facade Improvement Program

Business Resources

Innovation & PS Accelerator Campus

Foreign Trade Zone

Workforce Development


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City of Palm Springs! 




Community & Economic Development  Department

General Information:
(760) 323-8259

Jay Virata, Director
(760) 323-8228

Economic Development Program Assistant
(760) 322-8321

Dale E. Cook, Jr., Community Development & Affordable Housing 

(760) 323-8198

Annie Rodriguez, Housing Program Assistant
(760) 323-8264

Diana Shay,  Properties, Economic Development Programs & Business Assistance
(760) 323-8260 

Jennifer Henning, Public Art, Economic Development Programs & Business Assistance
(760) 778-8408

Patrick Tallarico, Sustainability - Manager 
(760) 323-8214

Daniel DeGarmo, Sustainability - Program Coordinator (760) 323-8248






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