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City of Coachella

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Located in the center of one of the fastest growing regions in California, the City of Coachella is a stable, family-oriented community that’s brimming with opportunities. Coachella’s population has grown 30 percent since 1990 (the current population is just under 28,000), and the city’s growing viability as a place to settle and raise a family is evident by the fact that 60 percent of its residents own their home — a rate well above the average.

In its ongoing endeavor to provide exceptional services and amenities to its businesses, residents and guests, the City of Coachella has worked to create a vibrant and family-oriented city dedicated to a high quality of life. Coachella has grown from a town site known as Woodspur developed by a land and water company on a railroad siding. The community was renamed Coachella in 1901, and the two and one-half square-mile town grew and was incorporated as the City of Coachella in 1946. By the 1950s, the city began to expand to its present-day 30 square miles.

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The City of Coachella’s location, 134 miles east of Los Angeles, places it ideally between five major urban markets with a consumer base of several million people. At the crossroads of the I-10 freeway, State Highway 111 and State Highway 86 (NAFTA Highway), Coachella is an increasingly important corridor for commerce in the American Southwest. The combination of easy access to highways, rail lines and airports has allowed businesses in the city to conduct business on an international level.

Coachella’s economic strength lies in a number of sectors, and the City of Coachella and the community at large supports a wide array of businesses and industry. Within city limits, nearly two thousand acres are zoned for light and heavy industry. Available parcels range in size from one to 250 acres. Two industrial parks are included in the acreage total.

Coachella is also the center of agriculture businesses, which include growers, harvesters, processors, shippers and sales organizations, that produce over a half-billion dollars for the local economy annually. A variety of support services have also grown, and the overall industry has generated valuable secondary economic benefits for the entire community.

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The City of Coachella is the primary shipping point for agricultural goods grown in the Coachella Valley.

With more than 350 days of sunshine per year, outdoor recreation is extremely popular, and the City of Coachella continually strives to offer the finest of community facilities, services and parks.

In all, Coachella offers a wealth of economic opportunity and an unmatched lifestyle.

DEVELOPMENT ADVANTAGES

Cooperative Government
– Local officials are accessible and responsible to requests.

Quality Infrastructure
– A wealth of level land ready for development and build-to-suit opportunities. Low land prices and inexpensive lease rates compared to other areas.

Utilities
– City-owned water and sewer systems offer stable, lower rates.

FINANCIAL ADVANTAGES

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– Local lenders actively support development.
– SBA loan programs are available from several local banks.
– Employee hiring resources are available.
– Job training wage supplements
– Business counseling services

COACHELLA VALLEY ENTERPRISE ZONE

– Employer hiring credits
– Sales and use tax credit
– Business expense deduction
– Net operating loss carryover
– Non-taxable investments

DESERT COMMUNITIES EMPOWERMENT ZONE

– Hiring tax credits
– Eliminate capital gains
– Accelerated depreciation
– Tax exempt financing

CITY OF COACHELLA STATISTICS

City Size – 30 square miles
Total Population – 40,517
Total Dwellings – 8,814
Single Attached Dwellings – 319
Single Detached Dwellings – 6,276
Multiple Dwellings – (2 to 4) 700
Multiple Dwellings – (5 plus) 1,062
Mobile Homes – 457
Occupied Dwellings – 8,428
% Vacant Dwellings – 4.38
Persons Per Household – 4.802

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