Connection Points | April 2022

Tina Quigley
President & CEO

It has been a busy spring at the LVGEA, and I am so excited to be a part of helping our community grow!

Since starting my role as President & CEO in mid-February, I have had the pleasure of meeting with the organization’s many partners, stakeholders, and community business leaders to learn more about how and why we should be diversifying our economy.

I’ve also learned there are some challenges ahead. The region’s drought is impacting our water supply, and we’re running out of land for development. And we still have gaps to fill when it comes to workforce, as our updated 2022 Workforce Blueprint shows, in re-training and re-skilling our local talent into in-demand jobs.

I’ll be focusing my efforts on creating a sustainable economic development path forward for the region, and I look forward to working with all of you as we accomplish this goal together!

Latest Updates

2022 Workforce Blueprint Released

A regional partnership led by the LVGEA recently released an updated Workforce Blueprint, identifying the top 100 in-demand jobs in Southern Nevada. View the full report, including the list of 100 top in-demand jobs. Or, read the full report recap and more about our partners in our News Center.

Early Bird Tickets On Sale!

Get your tickets today for the 2022 Las Vegas Perspective, the region’s go-to event for market data and analysis. This year’s event will be held Thursday, June 23 at The M Resort. Buy your tickets before May 10 to lock in early bird pricing!

LVGEA Featured in Local TV Segment

LVGEA President & CEO Tina Quigley spoke with KCLV earlier this month about how the region is working to diversify its economy and bring in high-paying quality jobs. Watch KCLV’s ‘Beyond the Tourism’ segment here.

LVGEA COO Named Top Economic Developer

Consultant Connect recently named Jared Smith to its 2022 North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers list. Smith has spent nearly XX years in the economic development profession, with XX years as Chief Operating Officer at LVGEA. Read more here.

Investor Connection

Here, we spotlight our investors at the Champion level and above, showcasing the work they are doing to improve Southern Nevada.

Growth By Design

As Mayor Lee recently outlined at the 2022 State of the City event, North Las Vegas is moving at the speed of business!

For the second year in a row, the value of projects that passed through the City’s Permit Application Center surpassed $1 billion. Over the past eight years, there has been more than 100 million square feet of new construction in North Las Vegas, enough to build a four-foot wide sidewalk from coast-to-coast.

Global brands and innovative companies realize the strategic value of doing business in North Las Vegas. Nuro, Tapestry, Air Liquide, Kroger, Ball Corporation and Evanesce are just a few of the major companies who are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in North Las Vegas, and providing the jobs of the future for our residents and for those who live throughout the valley. With daily progress being made on expanding water service to Apex, the possibilities are endless!

The City is also partnering with the Pacific Group to solve many of the healthcare challenges facing Southern Nevada. The Pacific Group will develop a new medical campus adjacent to the North Las Vegas VA Hospital, set to break ground later this year. Pacific Group expects to invest up to $5 billion to bring a hospital, medical research and development facilities, medical offices and supporting businesses to the 135-acre property over the next 5-10 years. This will be a transformative project that will benefit all of Southern Nevada.

We are also focused on our small businesses, which are the backbone of our community. Our first-of-its-kind North Las Vegas Small Business Connector, a unique one-stop shop inside City Hall, brings together business owners, entrepreneurs, jobseekers and financing. With our tremendous partners from UNLV’s Small Business Development Center, Access Community Capital and Workforce Connections, we have helped more than 400 small businesses by providing expertise to launch and expand, providing affordable loans to entrepreneurs and startups, and connecting employers with prospective employees. More than 75% of the businesses we have helped are veteran-, woman- and minority-owned!

As quickly as our business community is growing, so are our neighborhoods. Since leading Clark County in new home construction in 2020, sales of new and previously owned homes in North Las Vegas have not slowed down. Smart water meters are being installed for all residential utility customers, and at a time when the cost of goods and services are rising, we reduced sewer rates for our customers. This is good government at work!

This strategic growth, by design, is positioning North Las Vegas as the top place to live, work and play in Nevada! Whether you are looking to start a business or expand your operations, the City of North Las Vegas is here to support you. Contact the Economic Development team today by clicking here.

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