The largest business board in Nevada, the LVGEA 50 is made up of an impressive group of public and private sector leaders, dedicated to driving Southern Nevada’s community and economic development efforts in order to strengthen the region, create new jobs and spur capital investment.
The LVGEA celebrated the announcement of its designation as an Accredited Economic Development Organization by IEDC. With only 61 groups across the country recognized as an AEDO, this places the LVGEA in the top one percent of economic development organizations.
On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) hosted the 2018 State of Economic Development at the Green Valley Ranch. More than 400 community and business leaders, as well as elected officials, were in attendance to gain insights on the big investments being made in Nevada through economic development and job creation, as well as the top projects heading into 2018.
The LVGEA recently announced that Senior Vice President of Switch CITIES, Betsy Fretwell became the 50th member of the organization’s Board of Directors.
The LVGEA released an updated two-year Action Plan for 2018-2019 that champions a prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy.
The LVGEA released a new Workforce Blueprint, identifying the high-demand occupations in Southern Nevada. The ranking takes into strong consideration target industry growth, occupational demand and higher education opportunities available.
Approximately 600 Las Vegas business and community leaders came together for the LVGEA's 2017 Annual Awards Dinner on Sept. 28, which celebrated the region's achievements over the past year.
The LVGEA is en-route to Santiago, Chile to take part in Governor Brian Sandoval’s trade mission to South America, where they will be meeting with companies interested in pursuing partnerships or strengthening business ties with the region.
The LVGEA recently announced that former Las Vegas mayor and current Caesars Entertainment Executive Jan Jones Blackhurst was unanimously voted into its Board of Directors.
The Workforce Report Card is the result of research conducted by the LVGEA that delves into the important and evolving workforce needs of the region. It outlines discussions on how workforce drives the economy and is a holistic approach to how Southern Nevada can bring in, develop and retain local talent.