About Us

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is a public-private partnership whose mission is to grow and strengthen the economy of the Las Vegas region through intentional business attraction, expansion, and connectivity.

LVGEA has been designated as one of eight Regional Development Authorities (RDA) in Nevada by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) for 2022-2023. Each RDA receives oversight and financial support from GOED.

Our Values

  • Focused on jobs
  • Driven by leadership
  • Enhanced through partnerships
  • Fueled by information
  • Accelerated through innovation

Our Organizational Goals


» Leverage our region’s value proposition as a great place to live and do business

» Identify areas of focus to increase regional competitiveness

» Synergize efforts with local partners and lead the vision for what our community can become


» Accelerate relocation and enable growth of good-fit companies to the region

» Convene regional economic development directors and teams

» Strategize with developers, builders, and brokers doing the hard work

» Support site selectors and clients with accurate, timely, and relevant info


» Work with partners to address issues affecting regional competitiveness

» Be transparent and accountable to our public and private stakeholders by clearly communicating the return on investment to the community

» Enhance local brand awareness and trust in LVGEA

» Develop and share helpful data and research with the local business community

LVGEA’s History

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) brand was established in 2012, but the organization’s roots go back nearly 70 years.

In 1956, the Southern Nevada Industrial Foundation (SNIF) was formed as a non-profit organization made up of business leaders working to promote the area’s industrial potential nationally. In 1972, the SNIF was renamed the Nevada Development Authority (NDA), reflecting the organization’s newly broadened scope of growing the region’s economy beyond industrial.

Then in 2011, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval worked with the legislature to restructure the state’s economic development landscape, leading to the creation of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development. As part of the transition, the NDA was rebranded as the LVGEA in 2012, one of eight newly created Regional Development Authorities, with the goal of leading regional collaboration on economic development in Southern Nevada.

LVGEA Action Plan

The roadmap for Southern Nevada economic development

The Action Plan is the product of a planning process between the staff of the LVGEA, the LVGEA Strategic Planning Committee, and the LVGEA50 Board of Directors. The Action Plan was developed to complement Southern Nevada’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), the region’s only U.S. Economic Development Administration-approved strategy for economic development. Collectively, our planning and budget documents are designed to guide LVGEA’s efforts to strengthen and diversify Southern Nevada.

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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

The CEDS document includes demographic information, economic analyses, and information on the strategies and tactics that the LVGEA and its regional partners will use to develop new industries and diversify the economy in Southern Nevada. In writing this document, the community came together like never before to support economic development. The LVGEA and its community partners feel confident about the quality of the document and the goals contained within.

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