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How GIS analyses can help this town plan for growth

David Robinson dreams of a mobile app that could one day help businesses decide where to best move in the Coachella Valley. Robinson is hardly two weeks on the job, but he’s been busy vacuuming up public data, sorting information into maps that could help analyze future job growth across the desert. The Coachella Valley Economic Partnership recently hired Robinson to be its new GIS, or geographic information systems, coordinator. The Palm Springs organization works to attract, retain and grow businesses and the workforce across the desert. It’s the first time that CVEP has hired such a position…Please click here to read Dominique Fong’s story in the Desert Sun. For more ideas about using GIS for municipal planning or technical support, contact SSMMA GIS Analyst Jose Alarcon at 708-922-4673 or

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