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. As the No. 30 Fastest Growing City in America, 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 America for Live Music and No. 2 Emerging Travel Destination in America. There are many reasons why Indio is growing. More than 2,700 housing units are planned or under construction, and Indio has generated the most building activity and business starts in Eastern Riverside County for the past few years. We work daily to strengthen Indio businesses, recruit new development, create great neighborhoods, 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, shop and stay with us. Discover the City of FestivalsTM - Discover Indio

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 Economic Development Plan 2020

Economic Development Action Plan 2014-19

How to Start a Business in Indio

Development Opportunities

Available Property Search

City Maps


Development Opportunity

Market & Consumer Analysis



Indio Grand Marketplace

Development Opportunity

Indio Fashion Mall to Become Outdoor

Retail Plaza (Desert Sun, September 7, 2018)

 Auto Mall Opportunity Sites

I-10 Auto Mall

Made In Indio - Manufacturing Hub Info

Benefits of Manufacturing in California

Indio Opportunity Zone

Detailed Opportunity Zone Map

California Opportunity Zones

Indio General Plan Update

Downtown Specific Plan


 Trade Region


Indio Economic Report - CVEP

Back from the Future Video - CVEP

Indio Local Profile - SCAG 

Economic Impact Report - GPSCVB

Research & Reports - GPSCVB

Hotel & Movie Theater Deferral Policy

Palm Springs Life Magazine - Vision

California Business Incentives Gateway - Indio

California Office of Business and Economic Development 
Coachella Valley Economic Partnership
Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center
Coachella Valley Women's Business Center
Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce

Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
Riverside County Economic Development Agency

Riverside County Workforce Development Center
SCORE Coachella Valley

Sacher Enterprises - Category 5 Food Truck Commissary




To watch more videos, go to the Indio Visitors Bureau YouTube channel.

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