Cox Renews Its Support of Economic Growth in Southern Nevada as a Returning Pinnacle Investor of LVGEA

Cox Communications has announced a renewal of its Pinnacle Level investment in the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA). The renewal consists of a three-year $500,000 commitment to support the LVGEA and its regional economic growth and diversification strategies. Cox has been a Pinnacle Investor in the LVGEA since 2015 and will continue supporting the public-private partnership through its 2021 membership year.

“The LVGEA and Cox Communications share a common vision for the future of Southern Nevada,” said Michael F. Bolognini, vice president and market leader of Cox Communications, Las Vegas. “Our renewal at the Pinnacle Level will help enable the LVGEA to continue to pursue our shared vision of a more diverse, global economy and confirms our longstanding commitment to economic development efforts in the region.”

Cox Business/Hospitality Network Vice President Derrick R. Hill has served as a member of the organization’s Board of Directors since 2014. He was elected to Vice Chairman/Secretary in 2016 and will begin his term as Chairman of the Board in 2019.

The mission of the LVGEA is to grow the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development and aggressive business recruitment, retention and outreach.

“Southern Nevada is in the midst of a phenomenal wave of growth, expansion and diversification and the LVGEA is playing a key role,” said Hill. “Cox Communications is exceptionally proud to continue our support of the LVGEA and to help shape our region’s future.”

“The LVGEA is proud to continue its important partnership with Cox Communications,” said LVGEA CEO Jonas Peterson. “Their support significantly increases our efforts and strategies to grow jobs, align community leaders, advance business-friendly policies, provide impactful research and further business recruitment, retention and outreach–all of which play a role in strengthening the regional economy in the Greater Vegas region.”

About LVGEA
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is a public-private partnership dedicated to growing the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach. As Southern Nevada’s regional development authority, the LVGEA’s vision is to help residents thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy. To learn more, visit lvgea.org.

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity 12 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

Hospitality Network, LLC (HN), an affiliate of Cox Business, assists clients in the hospitality and large venue industry to provide guests with the latest in technology experiences. Delivering first-class capabilities for more than 30 years, HN has expertise in providing services including managed Wi‑Fi, high capacity bandwidth, free-to-guest TV, VOD, in-room entertainment (IRE), digital signage and location-based services. HN has proven technologies that enable the ultimate technology experience from coast to coast. For information visit www.coxhn.com

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