Connection Points | October 2019
“It’s been an exciting season at LVGEA recently. In the past two months alone, we have hosted our Annual Awards Dinner, celebrating achievements in economic development amongst 630 business and community leaders in the region; released our Workforce Blueprint 2.0, updating the list of in-demand occupations for Southern Nevada and outlining a strategy for development; and partnered with Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce on the Federal Forum, where we advocated on behalf of Nevada’s business agenda on Capitol Hill. There is plenty more to come through the end of the year.”
By Bryan Horwath | VEGAS INC
Aptiv, a company focused on driverless car technology, has seen its presence in Las Vegas grow from a dozen or so employees last year to some 200 today.
That rapid expansion earned the company this year’s Job Creation Award from the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, which held its annual awards dinner Thursday at the Aria.
The award recognizes a business that has expanded or relocated to the Las Vegas area, helping grow the economy through the creation of new, high-quality jobs.
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) hosted its Annual Awards Dinner, one of its biggest events of the year, at ARIA Resort & Casino. Amongst more than 600 business and community leaders, the evening reflected on the year’s accomplishments while honoring major names in economic and community development.
“We are proud to present awards to companies and individuals aligned with our core values: leadership, innovation, partnership and jobs,” said LVGEA President & CEO Jonas Peterson. “It’s a great opportunity to look back on the year’s accomplishments and celebrate the work we do together to further Southern
By Bryan Horwath | VEGAS INC
Southern Nevada needs more software developers, managers and nurses, according to a workforce report released today.
The product of a collaboration among the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, Workforce Connections and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, the report offers insight into the projected top 100 most in-demand jobs in target industries through 2026.
After the top three, listed in order above, the report says Southern Nevada will also need plenty of civil engineers, financial managers, aircraft mechanics and respiratory
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), in partnership with Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Connections, has released a new Workforce Blueprint, identifying high-demand occupations in Southern Nevada, as well as the Workforce Report Card, measuring progress in education and training. Among the most in-demand jobs include software developers, civil engineers and registered nurses.
“We are proud to work together with Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Connections to create this much-needed blueprint,” said LVGEA President & CEO Jonas
By Nevada Business Magazine
The economy is constantly changing and, there are many factors at play when it comes to determining economic health. Thankfully, according to economic development leaders, Nevada is in a position to create positive outcomes. Recently, executives representing economic development in the Silver State met at the Las Vegas office of City National Bank to discuss Nevada’s future.
Connie Brennan, publisher and CEO of Nevada Business Magazine served as moderator for the event. The magazine’s monthly round-tables bring together industry leaders to discuss relevant issues and solutions.
In collaboration, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), Clark County School District (CCSD) and Clark County hosted a FutuReady speed networking industry tour at Lied Stem Academy. The free event brought manufacturers and educators face to face in order to better prepare students for the local workforce.
“We are proud to work together with CCSD and Clark County on all FutuReady events,” said LVGEA President & CEO Jonas Peterson. “It’s a great opportunity to make sure our teachers understand what companies need from the incumbent workforce and to introduce relationships between the entities.”
By Nicole Raz | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Doug Silva has big plans for Nevada.
“We want Nevada to be a hub for the aerospace industry,” Silva, president and owner of Aerospace Machine and Supply, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
In his 10,000-square-foot North Las Vegas facility, around 25 full-time employees produce hinges for military and commercial airplanes.
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) has appointed four new members to serve the organization on the Board of Directors, known as LVGEA 50. They include CityCenter President & COO Steve Zanella from MGM Resorts International, Henderson Mayor Debra March, Boulder City Mayor Kiernan McManus and Las Vegas Councilman Brian Knudsen.
“We are thrilled to welcome four exceptional leaders to our growing Board of Directors,” said Jonas Peterson President and CEO of LVGEA.
By Bailey Schulz | Las Vegas Review-Journal
When President Donald Trump started hinting at placing tariffs on Chinese imports last year, the owners of Retro Manufacturing knew their business model had to change.
The Henderson-based company is a leading supplier of audio components designed for classic cars and imports about 95 percent of its materials from China — all of which are subject to a 25 percent tariff.
With the assistance of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), five companies set to relocate or expand in Southern Nevada were approved for state incentives today by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board of directors.
Haas, Geotab, GreenBroz, VadaTech and Aircraft Hinge will bring 2,005 new jobs to the region over the next five years.
LVGEA, in partnership with Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Connections, has released a new Workforce Blueprint, identifying high-demand occupations in Southern Nevada. Download the full report to learn more.
This year’s Annual Awards Dinner welcomed 630 business and community leaders to ARIA Resort & Casino. Applied Analysis Principal Analyst Jeremy Aguero (pictured) took home the Leadership Award. View all the videos here.
LVGEA partnered with Metro Chamber on the Federal Forum. It took place September 8-10 in Washington, D.C. Along with many partners in attendance, the organizations successfully advocated to Congressional members.