Economic Development

A City of Opportunity

Why Desert Hot Springs? Desert Hot Springs is a vibrant, growing, and innovative City that represents California's legacy of exploration and discovery. The first City in Southern California to legalize cannabis, Desert Hot Springs embraces and empowers business owners from many industries. At the same time, it offers many enticing qualities for entrepreneurs and residents alike. 


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For more information on starting a business in Desert Hot Springs, visit our Business Tools site or browse and submit forms, permits, and applications in the CityPort.


For other questions and inquiries, please contact Economic Development Manager Denise Hamet at or at 760-329-6411, ext. 120.

How can we help you grow your business in Desert Hot Springs?

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