Riverside County has banded together with the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce (GCVCC), the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP), and the U.S. Small Business Association in the Coachella Valley (SBA) to form the Coachella Valley Economic Recovery Team (CVERT).
Additional participants in the task force include the Economic Development Managers from all nine valley city’s, the chambers of commerce for Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and Rancho Mirage, and the Desert Business Association.
The purpose of this committee is to assist economic development leaders across the valley with latest information, access to shared resources, and best practices with the goal of streamlining communication to valley professionals and impacted business verticals to expedite our work on economic recovery.
“This strong team of local organizations has been formed to help address the long-term effects of the COVID-19 virus on the Coachella Valley economy,” said Joe Wallace, CEO/President of CVEP. Joshua Bonner, CEO/President of the GCVCC, added “All of the cities in the valley are also participating in an attempt to focus, and not duplicate, efforts.”
These lead organizations will take an active role to assist in minimizing economic impacts to the Coachella Valley.
The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce is a regional chamber focused on economic development and advocacy for our region’s small business community. Our focus for this committee will be serving as a conduit for the free flow of information between small business owners and the committee. Further, we will look to translate the efforts of the committee into policy by working with local city, county, state and federal elected leaders through our advocacy efforts.
82921 Indio Blvd.
Indio, CA 92201
For the duration of this crisis, CVEP will be focused on helping businesses navigate the complex array of available resources as stimulus bills are passed. Meanwhile, we continue our work developing a resilient and diverse economy in Greater Palm Springs. This is, and always has been, CVEP’s mission. We never lose sight of the fact that a diverse economy, with a wide range of well-paying jobs available in a variety of industries, is better equipped to weather a storm like the one we now face.
3111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
SBA is currently assisting small businesses through its EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) program. At the time of writing, the website is not available to process loan applications due to very high volume. Applicants can access the necessary documentation through this link where they will find program information, the necessary forms and guidance if they need one on one assistance with the documentation at no cost. Currently, it is recommended that documentation be submitted via e-mail, fax or mail. You can contact Natalie Orta at email@example.com or at 760.408.0049.
Riverside County is currently involved in every aspect of providing economic assistance to small business and the recovery efforts. At this time, we ask that you share the newly created Riverside County website; Rivcobizhelp.org and the latest SBDC COVID 19 Business Resource Guide with your business associates and partners. We look forward to working closely with you as we move forward to craft proactive solutions during the crisis.
Riverside County Workforce Development Center
Riverside County EDA/CVSBDC
44199 Monroe Street
Indio, CA 92201