As we enter Q4, the LVGEA aims to close out the year strong. Our team has assisted in the creation of 5,000 new jobs, and after a two-year long "Drive to 50" campaign, our Board of Directors reached 50 members.
So far in 2017, our team worked with partner organizations to help create 2300 jobs, and we have another 10 companies for Q3 in our pipeline.
During Q1, we assisted in the growth of nearly 2,000 new jobs; added five members to our Board of Directors; and completed research that identifies a new set of high-growth, target industries for Southern Nevada.
"Thanks to support from business, community and education leaders, the 60th year of the LVGEA was the best yet." – Jonas R. Peterson
This year, the LVGEA is on a record-setting pace to help expand or relocate 36 businesses which will create over 7,000 new jobs in Southern Nevada. Along with our partners, we can deliver on a shared vision for our region.
Much like our economy, I’m pleased to say that LVGEA’s performance is also higher than it has ever been. Thanks to a growing network of engaged partners, we’re doing our part to build the New Nevada.
This year, thanks to your support, we’re climbing to our highest peak yet. In fact, by almost all measures, LVGEA has started 2016 with record performance.
I’m a firm believer that community and economic development is a team activity. As the new CEO of the LVGEA, I understand that information is the currency of economic development.