LVGEA and UNLV’s Small Business Development Partnership

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) and UNLV’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have signed a memorandum of understanding in order to enhance efforts directed at small business development and entrepreneurs.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the enhanced partnership with UNLV and SBDC,” said Jonas Peterson, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA). “We’re stronger by working together, and the end result will be a powerful mix of services designed to grow businesses in Southern Nevada.”

Through the new agreement, the SBDC will provide guidance to private-sector leaders interested in developing their businesses in the area. In return, the LVGEA will provide office and conference room space to UNLV’s SBDC to meet with prospective clients. The LVGEA will also provide the SBDC with information and networking assistance that will assist them in helping their clients.

“This agreement will benefit both parties tremendously,” said Zach Miles, associate vice president for economic development. “The SBDC will benefit from having access to a greater number of clients, and the LVGEA will have a great resource to help attract more businesses to our region.”

About the LVGEA:
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 membership organization dedicated to growing the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach.  LVGEA’s vision is to help Southern Nevada residents thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy.

About the Nevada Small Business Development Center at UNLV (SBDC):
The Nevada SBDC at UNLV is a statewide resource for business assistance, providing a unique array of services, expertise, and training in all areas including starting, growth, and development of a business. The Nevada SBDC also offers information and guidance in understanding and complying with environmental regulations. In addition, the Nevada SBDC provides useful information and analysis of the economy, environment, and demographic data to help businesses, government, and other organizations promote economic growth in their communities.