Director of Economic Development
Coachella Valley Economic Partnership
Kyle Wagner has been with the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) since 2011. He helped launch a new business incubator, the Palm Springs iHub, as well as the region’s first dedicated Small Business Development Center (SBDC) office. Kyle has also been instrumental in the development of new programming including: LanzaTech for Spanish-speaking business owners, Boots 2 Business for transitioning service members interested in business ownership, and programs to support entrepreneurship and job development in rural and LMI communities. Kyle provides direct mentoring to business owners, oversees the development of business education curriculum and works with local municipalities to address their specific needs. In addition to his work locally, Kyle is also a member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC)’s Young Professionals Advisory Committee. He started his own business in high school selling screen-printed t-shirts. Prior to joining CVEP Kyle spent time in Denver, CO where he received his MBA from the University of Denver and in Fayetteville, AR where he received his BSBA in Marketing and Economics from the University of Arkansas.
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