The Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) has released its Coachella Valley PPP Loan Data Analysis Report. The Report clarifies and emphasizes key characteristics of the loans granted in the Coachella Valley.

Laura James, Vice President of Innovation at CVEP, said “This report shines a light on the impact of the PPP Loan to Coachella Valley businesses. If employee retention conditions are met, these loans are fully forgivable. This means that for many businesses, the PPP is effectively a grant program.”

Some key takeaways from the PPP Loan Data Analysis Report:

  • A total of 5,451 loans were awarded, with the greatest majority (87%) being loans less than $150,000
  • A total of $171,744, 066 of loans under $150,000 were administered with the average loan being $36,133
  • There were 696 loans above $150,000 conferred, with two-thirds valued between $150,000-$350,000
  • A total of 66,750 jobs (42%) were retained in the Coachella Valley thanks to the PPP loan awards

The Report, created and compiled by the CVEP team, and designed by Hunter|Johnsen, is available to view at