LVGEA President Participates- White House Economic Dev. Forum

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance president & CEO, Jonas Peterson, will be speaking at the White House tomorrow during the 5th annual White House Forum on Economic Development, hosted by the International Economic Development Council and SelectUSA.

Peterson will join a select group of economic development leaders from around the nation to participate in the one-day event with senior White House and Administration officials. Remarks will be provided by Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama, Vinai Thummalapally, executive director of SelectUSA and Bruce Andrews, deputy secretary of Department of Commerce.

“This event provides a unique and powerful opportunity for Las Vegas to join a national discussion on advanced economic development strategies,” said Peterson. “I look forward to sharing insights about how we’re growing new industries in Southern Nevada and learning more about successful policies and strategies in other markets.”

The White House Forum will include discussion on key economic development issues such as infrastructure development, manufacturing job creation strategies, and international trade. In June, the LVGEA released its public policy guiding principles which outlined federal priorities. 

About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,600 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions.