LAS VEGAS — Gov. Brian Sandoval will address hundreds of attendees at the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) annual dinner Thursday evening.
As the chief executive of the State of Nevada, Sandoval has directed the dramatic overhaul of economic development in Nevada, and he will outline how those efforts have succeeded in Southern Nevada.
“The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance has done tremendous work this past year in bringing more than 3,400 jobs and 36 companies to Southern Nevada,” Sandoval said. “I’m pleased to join the LVGEA to celebrate a year of success as we continue to work hard for a more prosperous, more competitive Nevada.”
Sandoval joins a roster of speakers at the LVGEA annual dinner, including LVGEA President & CEO Tom R. Skancke and keynote speaker Michael Dixon, who leads IBM’s global Smarter Cities business. Under the common theme of “Success is Served,” they will survey global, state, and regional strategies for success in a 21st century global economy.
Sandoval, elected in 2010, inherited a recession-addled economy and began in 2011 to revolutionize the way Nevada and its major metropolitan areas conduct economic development. The LVGEA itself owes its existence to those efforts.
“This is a governor who has made economic development the No. 1 priority of his administration, and we’re proud to welcome the architect of Nevada’s economic recovery to our annual dinner” Skancke said. “As we chart a course toward economic diversification, we’re excited to hear the perspective of Nevada’s economic-developer-in-chief.”
Come meet the Governor and join more than 600 business and community leaders in being a part of Southern Nevada’s economic success. Tickets are on sale now for the LVGEA Annual Dinner, Thursday, October 2 at the ARIA Resort & Casino, 3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard.
The program will begin with a VIP reception at 5:00 p.m., a cocktail hour at 5:30, and dinner from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.