Welcome to the Research Center

In 2016, the LVGEA launched a Research Center designed to help business and community leaders make informed decisions about the Southern Nevada economy. The Research Center has led to the creation of a Data Portal, as well as the launch of studies that have been conducted to gain better insights into topics that are integral to the Southern Nevada economic development and its future.

Data Portal

The Data Portal is a gateway, allowing you to visualize how the region is trending, see where businesses are located and compare and contrast this market to others around the United States.

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Latest Research

Our team releases timely and relevant reports in order to provide insight and analysis into various aspects impacting economic development in the Greater Las Vegas Region.

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Perspective Data Book

This annual databook publication provides in-depth information about southern Nevada’s economy, demographics, community, business environment, and other useful market information.

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Economic Indicators

We track and publish comprehensive economic indicators that include surveys, employment statistics, and snapshots of the most important data driving our economy.

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Vision 2025: Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Southern Nevada

In collaboration with SRI International, a nonprofit research institute, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) released an updated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the region.

This Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) presents a new plan for regional economic development in Southern Nevada. The CEDS provides essential guidance to regional leaders across industry, government, nonprofits, and educational institutions in framing their deliberations on the activities that have strategic economic value for the region. It was developed with broad community participation, which was essential for developing a shared vision and set of goals for Southern Nevada. 

Target Industry Validation Study 2021

In collaboration with SRI International, a nonprofit research institute, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) released a Target Industry Validation Study to facilitate intentional economic growth and diversification in Southern Nevada.

The study employed a diverse mix of research methods including the assessment of the previous target industries, Nevada’s new state economic development plan and information gathered from regional economic stakeholders. Researchers also gathered data on various industries based on the following criteria: stability, earnings, job-rich, and growth in employment share.

Perspective Data Book

For more than three decades, LVGEA’s annual Perspective market Data Book has been the region’s premier reference guide for in-depth information about the Southern Nevada economy. Made possible by the Perspective Council, the publication has become a valuable resource for a diverse group of companies, ranging from small business entrepreneurs to some of the largest in Nevada.

The Data Book includes information on the following:

  • Demographics
  • Community
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Business
  • Real Estate
  • Tourism

Data Portal

The LVGEA Data Portal is designed to provide you with information about Southern Nevada’s vibrant economy and its diverse population base. You can use it to generate custom reports using thousands of economic indicators updated in real time.

The Data Portal is free to use, with a premium version available with even more content. For premium access, please contact our team at (702) 791-0000 or by email at info@lvgea.org.