Why Ridgecrest? It is a question anyone who lives here has heard repeatedly. The desert. The isolation. The big skies. The traditional values. The patriotism. These things that describe the Indian Wells Valley are some of its biggest strengths and opportunities. We at the EDC know that this is a great place to be. Our job is to gather the information and to tell our story. We help businesses recruit and retain talent. Chip Yates of Yates Electrospace Corporation, thanked the IWV EDC "for the strong support we have enjoyed from your efforts to enhance the business climate in the region." We want to make it easy to do business in the Indian Wells Valley. Your support keeps our door open.