“We are halfway through 2018, and the LVGEA is on track to continue delivering even more impactful results for the Southern Nevada community. In Q2, we sold out our biggest Perspective event yet, assisted in the growth of more than 1,300 jobs, and presented a record-breaking 9 companies before the GOED board–the largest number of projects we’ve ever presented in a single meeting.
I invite you to take a look below to read additional updates, learn about upcoming events, and see how the LVGEA is making news throughout the community”
During Q2, our team worked with partner organizations to help create 1,344 jobs in Southern Nevada, and we have another 11 companies for Q3 in the pipeline. Check out our news center for recent company announcements.
In partnership with the Council of Chambers, the LVGEA is holding a Federal Forum in Washington, D.C. June 12-13. The trip aims to build important dialogue with key leaders on business policy affecting Nevada.
The LVGEA Annual Awards Dinner is set for Thursday, Sept. 20. The event will celebrate community leaders with awards that align with LVGEA’s core values: innovation, leadership, partnership and jobs.
The LVGEA held the 38th-annual Las Vegas Perspective event on Tuesday, May 15.
Buy the Perspective publication HERE.
More than 650 business and community leaders were in attendance at this sold-out event at the Park MGM (formerly Monte Carlo Casino) to gain insights during the region ‘s premier source for community and economic
development data, analysis and forecasting.
The event featured keynote speakers, which included Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz, Marketing to Millennials for Dummies author Corey Padveen and Applied Analysis Principal Analyst Jeremy Aguero.
With the assistance of the LVGEA, 1,775 jobs are projected for Southern Nevada (five year projection) as nine companies that plan to expand in the region were approved for state incentives today by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board of directors:
- Caremark, LLC / CVS
- Sephora USA
- KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc.
- Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
- 3PEA International
- Alpha Guardian
- Cannae Holdings, Inc.
- Fortress Innovations
“The LVGEA and our partners in economic development are proud to announce the expansion of these nine companies – the largest number of projects our organization has ever presented in a single GOED board meeting,” said LVGEA Chief Operating Officer Jared Smith. “Nevada’s pro-business climate, ready workforce, and strategic location encourages the growth of these dynamic companies choosing our region and strengthens our economy.”
Since Jan. the LVGEA has assisted in the expansion and relocation of 20 companies, projecting a total of more than 3,312 jobs
over five years.
Spring 2018 Economic Snapshot; your quarterly view of the regional economy.
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The LVGEA announced today that Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky has joined its board of directors, known as the LVGEA 50. Retiring in June, he will represent CCSD on the board while the search for the district’s new superintendent continues.
“I’m thrilled that CCSD has joined this committed group of business leaders that represent the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance board of directors,” said Skorkowsky.
“The LVGEA has been a strong partner of the school district, focused on
strategic initiatives aimed at developing the skills of our workforce and building a stronger, more diversified economy for our residents and families. I look forward to serving on the board and eventually helping the next superintendent transition into this important role in economic development.”
By Bailey Schulz | Las Vegas Review-Journal
“Our hope is to continue to grow Nevada’s manufacturing base along with attracting other companies inside that supply chain,” LVGEA COO Jared Smith said. “We believe in growing our economy by playing to our strengths, and we know we have a story to tell in manufacturing.”
By Joe Nelson | Channel 5 KVVU
The LVGEA announced that nine companies have plans to expand after the state approved incentives Thursday.
By Buck Wargo | Las Vegas Business Press
“We’re changing the narrative of Las Vegas and sports and the Golden Knights are playing into that,” Bubolz told 600 business leaders today at an economic conference hosted by the LVGEA at Park MGM. “There’s a new narrative that Vegas is the sport and entertainment capital of the world.”
By Joyce Lupiani | Channel 13 KTNV
Some of the more interesting results in this years Community Survey by the LVGEA were related to paid parking, quality of education, support for $15 minimum wage, legalized prostitution, bump stock ban, creation of cannabis lounges, and number of police officers in the valley.
By Bailey Schulz | Las Vegas Review-Journal
A recent survey from t2 Marketing International and the LVGEA shows Las Vegas residents ages 19-34 are more interested in living close to nature. Living somewhere with access to green space, parks and recreation was the highest priority for residents ages 19-24.
By Mike Doria | Channel 5 KVVU
In a comprehensive report done in November by the LVGEA, the organization listed the top-ranked, high-demand jobs that have strong growth over the next decade or two.
By Amelia Pak-Harvey | LV Review-Journal
CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky has joined the board of directors of the LVGEA just three months before his retirement, a move that will give the school district a new presence on the organization that seeks to boost economic development in the area.
In partnership with the Council of Chambers, the LVGEA will be holding a Federal Forum in Washington, D.C. on June 12-13.
Involving LVGEA board members leaders in the business community, this trip aims to build an important dialogue with our congressional delegation, key agencies and experts on the business policy issues affecting the state of Nevada.
Learn more at federalforum.org
Save the date for the 2018 LVGEA Annual Awards Dinner, which will take place on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Aria Resort and Casino.
Once again, the organization’s biggest event of the year will honor business and community leaders who have helped to further economic development in our region.
Awards will be presented
that align with LVGEA’s core values: innovation, leadership, partnership and jobs.
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance works to diversify the economy and attract, retain, and expand businesses in Southern Nevada.
As a community-supported 501(c)6 nonprofit entity, none of its work is possible without the generous support of its investors.
The LVGEA is proud to showcase all of its investors while recognizing its Pinnacle Level and Presidential Level investors in this newsletter.