Las Vegas – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Perry Ursem has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Business Retention and Expansion.
As economic development efforts in Nevada continue to evolve at the state and regional levels and through cooperative efforts between agencies, Ursem will transition from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development to lead business retention and expansion efforts in Southern Nevada, a new area of concentration for the LVGEA.
In his role, Ursem will employ his institutional knowledge and experience with regional and international businesses operating from Southern Nevada to explore undeveloped opportunities through regulatory, supply chain, and market development. He will conduct recurring familiarization tours to promote Southern Nevada’s business environment to out-of-state corporate decision makers. He will also work with the office, commercial and industrial brokerage community to identify and support new business relocation efforts.
“Perry understands what it takes to retain and expand businesses in Southern Nevada,” said Jonas Peterson, chief operating officer for the LVGEA. “He’s successfully been working in economic development in Southern Nevada for decades, and we’re happy to have such a well-respected professional join our team.”
With more than 18 years of corporate business development experience in the public and private sectors in Southern Nevada, Ursem previously served as business development manager for the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development. After running a successful business in the commercial and residential construction industry, he began his career in economic development with the Nevada Development Authority in 2003. Recruited back into the private sector in 2007, he returned to economic development in 2012 as one of the first staff members of the newly formed GOED, managing business recruitment and expansion opportunities for regional and local economic development organizations statewide. Ursem also led the development of the familiarization tour program – co-sponsored by GOED, LVGEA, and private sector companies – for the corporate site selector community, promoting industry assets and opportunities in Southern Nevada. Ursem earned his Bachelor’s Degree with a double major from California Lutheran University.
About Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 membership organization dedicated to growing the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach. LVGEA’s vision is to help Southern Nevada residents thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy. For more information, call 702.791.0000 or visit www.lvgea.org. The LVGEA is located in The Rob Roy inNEVation Center in Las Vegas.
The Rob Roy inNEVation Center
The inNEVation Center is a philanthropic effort by Switch and its CEO and Founder Rob Roy to support economic diversification in Nevada. As the leader of Nevada’s most successful tech startup, Rob Roy is committed to paying forward the success of Switch. His passion for a more diverse Nevada economy led him to create The inNEVation Center to foster collaboration between Nevada entrepreneurs, business leaders, mentors, investors, educators and government agencies. The inNEVation Center hosts collaboration events and provides meeting space, coworking space, and executive suites on the SUPERNAP campus with access to advanced technology ecosystems. For more information about The inNEVation Center or SUPERNAP, please visit www.innevation.com or supernap.com.
About Switch SUPERNAP
SUPERNAP is the world’s leader in data center ecosystem design, development and mission critical operations, providing unrivaled independent solutions for colocation, connectivity, cloud and collaboration ecosystems. They represent innovation, security and reliability for more than 1,000 global clients, from sophisticated startups to Fortune 100 powerhouses. Rob Roy is the CEO and founder of Switch, the parent company of SUPERNAP, and is the technology inventor and designer of the SUPERNAP data centers. Rob Roy’s 218 patented and patent pending claims on data center systems, designs and related industry technologies, have changed the technology landscape. For more information about SUPERNAP, please visit www.supernap.com.