Event Recap: 2019 State of Economic Development

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), Southern Nevada’s regional economic development authority hosted the 5th Annual State of Economic Development at the Four Seasons Hotel February 6, 2019.

More than 500 community and business leaders were in attendance to gain insight on the investments being made in Nevada through economic development and job creation, as well as the top projects heading into 2019.

Remarks were provided by Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Executive Director Paul Anderson and LVGEA President and CEO Jonas Peterson. The event also featured a regional roundtable discussion of city and county leaders who discussed how they are working to advance new development and redevelopment throughout Southern Nevada. The panel included:

  • Phil Klevorick from Clark County
  • Mike Majewski from Boulder City
  • Barbra Coffee from the City of Henderson
  • Ryan Smith from the City of Las Vegas
  • Marty Knauss from Laughlin
  • Colton Teerlink from Mesquite
  • Gina Gavan from the City of North Las Vegas

Guests received a copy of the 2019 Southern Nevada Community Map and a copy of LVGEA’s 2018 Annual Report. They also experienced a presentation by LVGEA CEO Jonas Peterson, which touched on key performance indicators showing the significant economic growth Southern Nevada has experienced in the last year as well as the new “Here You Can” quality of life campaign.


You can also view the full presentation and panel discussion below:

The 2019 State of Economic Development is made possible by Pinnacle Investor: Cox Communications; Champion Investors: Eastridge Workforce Solutions and Nevada Public Radio; Innovation Sponsors: University of Phoenix; and Development Sponsors: Mutual of Omaha Bank, Smart Local 88, Comprehensive Cancer Centers Snell & Wilmer Law Offices, Southwest Gas, Nevada State College, Chicanos Por La Causa Nevada, Lobb & Plewe Attorneys at Law, The Las Vegas Raiders and College of Southern Nevada.

To learn more about the #StateofEconDev, visit stateofecondev.com.

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