Top 10 Highlights of 2016
1.) By the close of 2016, LVGEA and its regional economic development partners are projecting to generate a record-setting 36 new company relocation or expansions to Southern Nevada, creating 7321 new high paying jobs around the region; including the additions of Faraday Future, Hyperloop One and Sutherland Global Services.
2.) The LVGEA’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the organization’s first-ever Public Policy Guiding Principles as a reference for federal, state and local policy makers on what matters most to economic development in Southern Nevada.
3.) LVGEA made strides as part of its “Drive to 50” campaign, an initiative to bring together 50 of the region’s most influential public, private and educational leaders to serve on its Board of Directors. Recent additions include: Barrick Gold, Bank of Nevada, Martin-Harris Construction and the Western Governor’s University of Nevada.
4.) The LVGEA continued to advance its community development efforts around education, partnering with the Metro Chamber of Commerce and many others to launch the B.E. Engaged conference in support of education and worked with Nevada Succeeds to form a coalition of business leaders to develop specific policies that will lead to greater success for students.
5.) LVGEA released an updated two-year Action Plan that will guide the organization’s efforts to strengthen and diversify Southern Nevada through 2017.
6.) The LVGEA launched a Research Center designed to help business and community leaders make informed decisions about the Southern Nevada economy.
7.) This fall, LVGEA will launch a comprehensive data portal with advanced regional mapping tools and thousands of economic indicators and data points updated in real-time.
8.) The LVGEA reached agreements with UNLV’s Small Business Development Center and Nevada Industry Excellence in order to deliver coordinated business development services. Through the new partnership, both entities will utilize office space at LVGEA to meet with prospective clients.
9.) Along with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and WaterStart, LVGEA participated in trade missions to Australia and Singapore in order to strengthen ties with private industry leaders interested in pursuing business opportunities in Southern Nevada.
10.) In partnership with the Perspective Council, the LVGEA launched two new quarterly newsletters—Perspective Update and Connection Points—that provide enhanced market research, analysis and community polling.
With the support of the LVGEA investors and community partners, we are improving the economic future of Southern Nevada.