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Ruijin Ma, Ph.D.

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Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.


The interrelationship between businesses and the surrounding population is an inevitable reality and key to their success. The two play an important role in the development of their surroundings. Some of the businesses in Coachella Valley have participated in collaborative efforts with the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP), to aid them in accessing their potential workforce, available in some of their specialized career academies. However, their current methods of easily accessing or finding the workforce have proved to be inefficient. To address this, Workforce Excellence, an arm of Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP), seeks to adopt spatially-enabled methods to improve its knowledge-base on the location of these academies. This will aid the affiliated businesses to connect with their potential workforce by utilizing the wealth of data currently in place. The business engagement web tool aims to reduce the gap between the academies and the businesses, to enable them to run queries and quick searches. Web GIS was implemented for this project using ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS API for JavaScript. This was an improvement from the initial dependence on static information that was previously shared through CVEP’s website.

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