Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

U.S. Economic Development Administration-Approved Strategy For Southern Nevada Economic Development

In the fall of 2012, the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and more than 300 community stakeholders from all over the region began work on a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS document includes demographic information, economic analyses, and information on the strategies and tactics that the LVGEA and its regional partners will use to develop new industries and diversify the economy in Southern Nevada. In writing this document, the community came together like never before to support economic development. The LVGEA and its community partners feel confident about the quality of the document and the goals contained within.

The CEDS was accepted by the U.S. Economic Development Administration in September of 2013 and revised in November of 2016.

Click to read the Southern Nevada Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.


Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Public Policy Guiding Principles

The LVGEA Public Policy Guiding Principles are a reference for policy makers on what matters most to economic development in Southern Nevada. By working together on these core issues, we can create more high-value jobs and stronger communities; and that is something we can all agree on.

LVGEA’s Public Policy Guiding Principles were approved by the Board of Directors in June of 2016.

Click to read the LVGEA Public Policy Guiding Principles


Please see these links for supporting documents:

Las Vegas Regional Cluster Analysis
Las Vegas Regional Economic Assessment
CEDS Performance Indicators

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Action Plan

The roadmap for Southern Nevada economic development

The LVGEA’s action plan includes strategic imperatives, goals, and performance measures unique to the organization.

This action plan is the product of an iterative process between the staff of the LVGEA, the LVGEA Strategic Planning Committee, and the LVGEA Executive Committee. The plan was developed primarily to achieve the goals and objectives set out in the LVGEA’s three guiding documents: the Southern Nevada Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, the LVGEA Marketing Strategy, and the LVGEA Investment Strategy. This Action Plan informs the funded priorities in the LVGEA budget, and is meant to be a living document that guides LVGEA’s efforts to strengthen and diversify Southern Nevada.

The Action Plan was approved in March of 2016 by the LVGEA Executive Committee and has been updated for fiscal year 2017.

Click to read the LVGEA Action Plan