This year, we have been hard at work bringing every possible resource and tool to our business community, supporting Southern Nevada’s business community during the pandemic. As we move toward recovery, it will take all of us working together to come back stronger than ever. Below, you will find updates on what we are up to, including this Wednesday’s Outlook ’21 event with UNLV CBER. It is taking place virtually and we hope you can join us. From all of us at LVGEA, we want to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.
Read about what has been going on at LVGEA.
First-Ever Virtual Outlook
Outlook ’21 provides you with the data and insight you need to do business in Las Vegas. LVGEA and UNLV are teaming up to bring together sought-after speakers to provide in-depth analysis of what to expect heading into next year on the local, national, and global levels. Buy tickets here.
New LVGEA50 Members
LVGEA has welcomed three new members to serve the organization on the LVGEA50 Board of Directors: Keith E. Whitfield, UNLV President; Jorge Cervantes, Las Vegas City Manager; and Cora Case, Chief Financial Officer, Intermountain Healthcare in Nevada. Continue reading here.
LVGEA shined a spotlight on the business landscape of Southern Nevada with the first “Industry Perspectives” event, featuring a panel made up of regional leaders in residential and commercial real estate, brokerage, and architectural design. Read more here.
Here, we spotlight our investors at the Champion level and above, showcasing the work they are doing to improve Southern Nevada.
Applied Analysis is a Nevada-based consulting firm with a wide range of experience and diverse mix of dedicated professionals. The company has been involved in a number of key initiatives that impact the day-to-day lives of the Southern Nevada community. Some examples include leading the analytics in support of legislation to reform education funding in Nevada, playing a pivotal role in the analysis and funding for the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion and development of Allegiant Stadium, and evaluating the economic implications of homelessness on behalf of the City of Las Vegas.
In addition to evaluating initiatives in the public sector, Applied Analysis works closely with its private sector clients to provide insight on market conditions and economic expectations and to develop creative solutions to real-time business challenges. The firm’s data-driven solutions span a diverse mix of industries and include technology-oriented products such as interactive data portals like that provided by the LVGEA as well as a mobile application to help excavators operate safer (DigContrax) and a national public policy tracking system for Boyd Gaming.
Creative solutions are the direct result of hard work, diligence, creativity, and expertise. Every member of the Applied Analysis team plays a pivotal role in the success of the firm, and more importantly, the success of our clients.
In the News
See below for more updates on LVGEA in the media and on our News Center.
A new report ranks Las Vegas as the second-best city for women entrepreneurs in the country. The business loan comparison site Fundera released the report. […] Alaina Cowley with Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance says women find success here.
“What we’re seeing in the past years is that women owned business have been on the rise,” Cowley said. “For women-owned businesses in Las Vegas, they tend to earn about twice as much as male owned businesses.”
Other positives include tax breaks, housing costs and support.
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) has appointed five new members to serve the organization on the LVGEA50 Board of Directors: Mayor Carolyn Goodman, City of Las Vegas; Lawrence Barnard, Nevada Market President, Siena Campus President and CEO, Dignity Health; Lauri Perdue, Campus Director, University of Phoenix; Vince Sanudo, Market Vice President – Southwest Area, Republic Services; and Catherine Raw, COO North America, Barrick Gold Corporation.
“We are excited to welcome so many business and community leaders to the Board,” said Jonas Peterson, President and CEO of LVGEA. “
Gaming and resorts are among the top industries in the greater Las Vegas region, but logistics and manufacturing are starting to run the table.
“We’re being seen more and more as a community versus just a gaming or a hospitality destination,” said Perry Ursem, vice president of business retention and expansion for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, the regional development authority.
The Vegas Chamber and LVGEA joined forces once again to host “D.C. in LV” from September 14-17. This year’s event took place virtually and was open to all Vegas Chamber and LVGEA members. Participants became part of history with the first-ever virtual fly-in. This virtual Washington, D.C. Fly-in connected attendees with state and federal representatives on issues impacting Nevada’s business community. They had the chance to advocate for their organizations and build relationships within the business community.
“We think this is a great growth opportunity,” said Jonas Peterson, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, a public-private partnership working to develop Southern Nevada’s economy. “If you’re going to telework, why wouldn’t you want to telework from Las Vegas?”
Las Vegas tourism-related companies have tried to lure more visitors amid the pandemic through remote work promotions.
The Nominations Committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Jonas Peterson, CEcD, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Alliance, to serve a one-year term as Secretary and Treasurer of the IEDC Board of Directors. The nomination took place during IEDC’s 2020 Annual Conference, which ran from October 13 -16, 2020. Peterson’s term begins on January 1, 2021.