In addition to standard service industries, La Quinta is the site of the first Wal-Mart Supercenter in California. Moreover, many residents work for the tourist industries in hotels, resorts, golf courses, and nearby Vegas-style casinos, such as: Spa Resort Casino, Agua Caliente Casino, Spotlight 29, Fantasy Springs and Augustine Casino.
There are many service industry jobs related to the construction, hotel, landscaping, and retail industries. La Quinta has sought to bring in high-paying professional businesses to the city and has benefited from neighboring cities’ growth (Indio, Palm Desert and Palm Springs).
The city’s downtown commercial district is officially known as “The Village.” The Village District includes private commercial developments such as “Old Town” and “Plaza Calle Tampico,” and contains many professional offices, the City museum, small tourist-oriented shops and boutiques, and several restaurants.