Connection Points | January 2022

Jared Smith
Interim CEO

Our team is hard at work in 2022, collaborating on several exciting economic development projects and events. We hope you join us on March 4 for our annual State of Economic Development event, which brings together elected officials and community and business leaders from across the state to share insight on the investments being made in Nevada through economic development. Plus, we’re putting the finishing touches on our proposal in the second phase of the Build Back Better Regional Challenge grant that will award up to $1B to support economic development proposals. With your help, we can make 2022 the best year yet when it comes to economic development in Southern Nevada!

Latest Updates

Last Call: Early Bird Tickets

There’s only a few more days to take advantage of early bird pricing for our annual State of Economic Development event, taking place March 4 at Red Rock Resort.  Get your tickets before prices go up February 3!

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The Water Economy

LVGEA is proud to sponsor the February Brews & Economic Views, hosted by UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research. February’s topic is the region’s water economy as it relates to economic development in Southern Nevada. Space is limited, buy your tickets today →

Save The Date!

Join LVGEA and the Vegas Chamber for its annual trip to Washington, D.C. This year’s Fly-in will take place Sept. 19 – 22. Attendees will meet with policy makers on federal issues impacting Southern Nevada employers.

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Investor Connection

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

Building Community to Make Life Better

Business is recovering and expanding throughout the city of Las Vegas. For 2022, the city is focused on continued growth in new residential development, hospitality, health care and entrepreneurship.

Last year saw the completion of two major new residential projects in Symphony Park – the Auric and Parc Haven – adding more than 600 new units. Developer Southern Land is scheduled to break ground in 2022 on a high-rise/mid-rise residential project adding an additional 550 units to Symphony Park.

Downtown resort hotels Circa and the Downtown Grand Gallery Tower saw strong occupancy in their first full year of operations. The new Marriott Autograph Collection hotel in the Arts District known as The English is set to open in Q1. A dual flag hotel Marriott AC/Element is set to break ground in Symphony Park in Q2. The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas welcomed its first guests in 2021 and is seeing increased bookings for 2022.

Construction continues on the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Medical Education Building with an anticipated completion date of Summer 2022. The new building will allow the medical program to double in class size, ranging from 120 students to 180 in the future. The city also is working with developer G2 Capital to deliver a new medical office campus on Shadow Lane and Wellness Way.

Entrepreneurship is expanding in downtown with the city’s Innovation District and its International Innovation Center, home to the city’s Smart Mobility and Smart City initiatives. The city is expanding support for tech startups through incubator/accelerator partners StartupNV and gener8tor, a nationally ranked accelerator.

The City’s Economic and Urban Development team is ready to support your new development or business project. For more information, visit us here →

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