As residents and business owners who love our High Desert region, we noticed a heavy negative decline in our local economy due to a higher poverty rate, higher homeless rate, high drug use, a lack of quality jobs and a lack of an educated workforce. We knew that something had to be done to turn these problems around or our economy and neighborhoods we loved would continue to decline. 

We took it upon ourselves to start the High Desert Survey. The survey was available to every resident in the High Desert region. The Survey began on August 1, 2019 and was completed on September 15, 2019, with a total of 13,047± responses from our High Desert Community (Mojave River Valley).

The survey was conducted by Dr. Barbara Sirotnik with California State University, San Bernardino. We then contracted Dr. John Husing, a renowned, well respected and well known Economist, to use this data to write a report that would outline the best possible strategy to turn the High Desert’s issues around and to also point out what would happen if we did not take action.

Dr. Husing’s report cost $50,000 and the cost of the Survey was $16,700, both of which have been paid in full thanks to local business owners and community leaders who have invested their time, energy, and money to help create this Strategy Report for our region. For a list of sponsors, please visit our sponsors tab.

If you have any further questions, please feel to contact Mr. Joseph W. Brady directly at or at (760) 951-5111 x101.