Coachella Valley Economic Partnership
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:20

The Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) summit was held Friday Oct 22 and Seecon was proud to be the hospitality sponsor for such a prestigious and well attended event. Over 700 attendees ranging from politicians to small business owners filled the Renaissance Esmeralda to hear the longtime inland area economist John Husing give his yearly critique of the valley’s economic condition. This year he did it in true academic fashion by grading each industry.

Agriculture: B

Construction: D-minus

Hotels and convention, D-minus

Tourism: C-plus

Clean Technology: C-plus

Creative Arts: B-minus.

Logistics: C-plus

Health Care: A-minus

Retirees: A

Manufacturing: D-minus.

Those areas that were low were not a surprise, they are low across the nation. The surprise is in some of the areas we see high grades. Agriculture, especially high cost fruits and vegetables is on the rise. The entertainment industry is rising in the valley especially in the production of films and commercials. Our other high marks are of no surprise. The valley has long been a retirement oasis and as such healthcare has always been an area focus.

The Economic Blueprint put out for the valley shows a strategic plan that includes high-value job creation and greater long-term sustainability. This is primarily to be done through education. All through the summit the underlying theme was that efforts from all areas, political, social, and business must focus on creating a highly educated workforce.

The keynote speaker Todd Buchholz, (President George W. Bush's former director of economic policy) was dynamic, informative, and entertaining. Through graphs, maps, and cartoons he emphasized a global economy where competition for industry is worldwide. Using parallels of the old spice trade routes he showed the new products of information and services that run the same routes.

Also presented at the summit were these success stories:

Noble Renewables announced a $1.6 million solar plant installation on 1-acre of land at Xavier Preparatory College High School, and a ground lease it signed with Minnesota-based RenewTech to place a wind turbine assembly plant in Palm Desert.

Meanwhile, in the solar power realm, Noble Renewables will soon announce a 300-kilowatt system to be built on a prominent

Coachella Valley school campus. One of largest private solar systems in the valley to date, the system will begin generating power no later than the first quarter of 2011.

The College Access Foundation renewed its $1.4 million funding commitment, for the third year in a row, to support the scholarship program, Pathways to Success, program. That brings the funding level to $5 million to date.

 
Monday's Special Deal 10/25/2010
Tuesday, 26 October 2010 00:10

1440 sq ft office/ warehouse one block from the I-10 freeway.  We are doing one for this week at $700.00 NNN a month.  Great location at a great price.

 
Monday's Special Deal 10/18/2010
Monday, 18 October 2010 17:14

Special Deals are updated every Monday and valid through the next week until the next week's special is posted.  This week's special deal is as follows:

OK for our Monday special for this week is a 2200 sq ft restaurant located on 83214 Requa.  New commercial hot water heater and Hood system.  We are asking a $1.25 per sq ft NNN for the first year with 4% escalations for the next 2 years.  Plenty of parking, close to Old Town Indio.

 
Monday's Special Deal 10/11/2010
Monday, 11 October 2010 22:55

Special Deals are updated every Monday and valid through the next week until the next week's special is posted.  This week's special deal is as follows:

2300 sq ft on corner of Ave 45 and Golf Center.  Great visibility to the corner.  Join companies like Keep It Cool, Jimmy’s Carpets, Vintage Golf Carts, etc.. We have a limited number of these spaces and this one is the biggest.  On this special we are going to go to $1380 NNN for one year on this space.

 
Monday's Special Deal 10/4/2010
Monday, 04 October 2010 22:39

Weekly Deals are updated every Monday.  This week's special deal is as follows:

We have a 1760 sq ft all A/Ced space for $1300 a month for a 1yr lease.  This is perfect for a church with Conditional Use Permit in space.  Location is right off I-10 at 44-901 Golf Center Suite #8.

 
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