PASS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Yucaipa | Calimesa | Oak Glen | Cherry Valley | Beaumont | Banning | Cabazon | Whitewater | Morongo Indian Reservation
PassEDA works collaboratively with private businesses, local governments, educational institutions and other partners in eight very distinct communities. Our goal is to find solutions, establish well-defined strategic goals and implement programs that will provide long-term economic growth and a high quality of life for the region.
Our mission is to secure long-term economic growth and high quality of life in the San Gorgonio Pass by ensuring economic diversification, facilitating job creation and retention, pursuing state and federal legislative support that provides stability and advocating and leading the Pass communities on issues of economic and quality-of-life importance.
Our vision is to represent the diversity of the region with a unifying voice, resulting in our vision statement: Diverse Region | One Voice.
WHY THE SAN GORGONIO PASS?
Because we have the opportunity.
The San Gorgonio Pass is a unique region in Southern California. The area is conveniently located between Los Angeles and Palm Springs along Interstate 10, one of the nation’s major freight corridors, and where State Routes 60 and 79 converge. At an elevation between 1,800 and 4,700 feet, its climate varies from the cool, snowy foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains to the edge of the hot, arid Coachella Valley.
The region encompasses the communities of Yucaipa, Calimesa, Oak Glen, Cherry Valley, Beaumont, Banning, Cabazon, and Whitewater and the Morongo Indian Reservation. It is the pass between Mt. San Gorgonio, at 11,500 feet, and Mt. San Jacinto, at nearly 11,000 feet.. The region has vast swaths of open land. It is home to about a hundred and fifty thousand people and will be one of the fastest growing regions in Southern California over the next several decades.