Economic Development Department

Carl S. Morgan, Director of Economic Development
100 Civic Center Mall
Indio, CA. 92201

Economic development is a top priority of the Indio City Council and city staff. Our City Team is committed to driving a vital and competitive economy that increases prosperity and quality of life for all of our residents, businesses and community partners. 

With nearly 1.4 million people visiting Indio every year, our mission is to further bolster Indio’s tourism and hospitality sector, and promote and expand our festivals & events, which has a major economic impact to our city and region. Indio is ranked as the No. 1 City in the U.S. for Live Music and No. 2 Emerging Travel Destination in the U.S. There are many reasons why Indio is the fastest growing city in eastern Riverside County. We work daily to strengthen Indio’s existing retail base and recruit new retail development to create great neighborhoods, be development ready, diversify the City’s revenue base, and create new jobs.

At its heart, economic development is anything a community does to foster and create a healthy economy. Dine and shop with us. Discover the City of Festivals - Discover Indio

Downtown Indio Master Developer Selection - Request for Qualifications (Deadline: October 11, 2018)



 Economic Development Plan 2018

Economic Development Action Plan 2014-19


Development Opportunities 

Available Property Search

City Maps


 Development Opportunity

Market & Consumer Analysis

Jackalope Ranch

Development Opportunity



Indio Grand Marketplace

Development Opportunity

Indio Fashion Mall to Become Outdoor

Retail Plaza (Desert Sun, September 7, 2018)



 Trade Region 

Consumer Demographics

Indio Economic Report - CVEP

Indio Local Profile - SCAG 

Economic Impact Report - GPSCVB

Research & Reports - GPSCVB

Hotel & Movie Theater Deferral Policy




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Best of the Best - City of Indio (Palm Springs Life Magazine)