Las Vegas Will Launch 1 Million Cups to Educate, Connect Local Entrepreneurs

Las Vegas, NV. – 1 Million Cups, a program to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs, is set to launch in Las Vegas on Wednesday,  August 13. The weekly event will be located in the inNEVation Center, powered by Switch. 1 Million Cups is a weekly gathering that is building startup communities over cups of coffee and… [More...]

Industrial Summary: First Quarter 2014

Southern Nevada The Las Vegas industrial market continued to witness substantial demand in the first quarter of 2014. The sector’s vacancy rate fell to 12.2 percent during the period, which is down 0.8 percentage points from the prior quarter. Compared to a year ago, vacancies are down an even more dramatic 2.8 percentage points. The… [More...]

Officials Break Ground on Moapa Paiute Tribe Solar Project

The first utility-scale solar project on tribal land is underway in Southern Nevada. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Piautes and executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to kick off construction on the 250 Megawatt power… [More...]

Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ Investment Campaign Narrows in on its $2 Million Mark

The ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ investment campaign, launched by the LVGEA in the fall of 2013, is nearing a $2 million mark thanks to local businesses.

The ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ investment campaign, launched by the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance in the fall of 2013, is nearing a $2 million mark thanks to local businesses and organizations that support the LVGEA’s global economic development mission. The latest group of notable investors includes: Martin-Harris Construction; R&O Construction; Juliet Companies; Nevada State College; Fair,… [More...]

Switch SUPERNAP Supports Hour of Code Campaign and Inspires Local Students at The Rob Roy inNEVation Center

Switch SUPERNAP joins Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, among other technology leaders supporting campaign LAS VEGAS, NV -  Switch SUPERNAP and The Rob Roy inNEVation Center hosted students from Gibson Middle School, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, to participate in the Hour of Code campaign. The Hour of Code, launched by Code.org, called for organizations, schools, teachers, and parents across the… [More...]

November 2013: Around the State

Read business news from around Nevada: November 2013.

FiveGen Sets Up Shop in the InNEVation Center A security and infrastructure company that offers application development, software solutions, cloud hosting and project management consulting, FiveGen has moved to the inNEVation Center by Switch SUPERNAP’s campus. FiveGen is the latest startup to move into the 65,000 square-foot facility which was started to foster economic diversification in… [More...]

LVGEA Sets Budget at $5.4 Million

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) Executive Committee voted unanimously to endorse a $5.4 million budget. The budget will fund the alliance’s strategy in developing the economies in the Las Vegas valley, as well as Boulder City and Mesquite. The strategy includes “imperatives” to lead economic development efforts in the region and promote Southern… [More...]

Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Releases its Strategic Plan

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) announced several developments related to regional economic development.

Plan Calls for a Larger Budget and an Investment Campaign for Economic Development  (Las Vegas) – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) announced several developments related to regional economic development. Among the developments is the release of the LVGEA Strategic Plan to the public. The plan was endorsed unanimously by the LVGEA Executive Committee and… [More...]

The Cyber State: Nevada’s Burgeoning Technology Industry

So what’s next? In terms of the next big technology, the crystal ball is fuzzy. But in terms of Nevada technology, growth is in the works.

The Brookings Report; Unify, Reorganize, Diversify: An Economic Development Agenda for Nevada, commissioned by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development in 2011, identified seven industry clusters Nevada should develop, specifically naming the technology and aerospace industries. In 2013, many in those industries are looking at and locating in, Nevada. Tech Comes to Nevada Technology is… [More...]

Switch SUPERNAPS Achieve Record Sales in August

LAS VEGAS, NV – Switch, the developer of the world-renowned SUPERNAPS, announced it has sold a record-breaking 19 megawatts of power to 23 clients during the month of August. SUPERNAP 8 opened in April 2013 and represents Switch’s most innovative data center design to date. Switch is the world’s most powerful technology solutions ecosystem providing unrivaled colocation, connectivity, cloud… [More...]

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Announces Advanced Technology, Manufacturing, and Financial Companies Have Been Approved for Incentives in Southern Nevada

The Governor's Office of Economic Development Board of Nevada approved a series of incentives for companies relocating or expanding into Southern Nevada.

Las Vegas – Continuing with the goal of reducing the state’s unemployment rate and promoting its business friendly environment, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board of Nevada approved a series of incentives on July 11 for companies planning to relocate or expand into Southern Nevada. Among the notable incentives approved today were: eBay, the world’s largest… [More...]

Switch On-boards 64 Small Business Clients in 60 Days

High Demand for Single Cabinet Space Means Additional Growth for Switch LAS VEGAS, NV - Switch, the developer of the renowned SUPERNAPS, the largest, best-designed technology ecosystems in the world, is rapidly selling single cabinet space to meet high customer demand for secure, cost-effective and scalable colocation, connectivity and cloud services. Over the last 60 days, Switch has… [More...]

Karey Juencke Rounds Out the LVGEA’s New Economic Development Team

Karey Juencke

(Las Vegas) – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced the appointment of Karey Juencke to the position of Economic Development Coordinator. As economic development coordinator, Juencke serves as a liaison to public, private and non-profit organizations for business attraction, creation, expansion and retention activities. She also provides project management and analytical support by conducting… [More...]

LaunchKey Announces Public Beta Hosted at Switch SUPERNAP

Secure, Password-free Authentication Application Built on Joyent Cloud LAS VEGAS, NV - LaunchKey, a secure approach to sign on or authenticate without passwords by using a multi-factor authentication process on a smartphone or tablet, launched its private beta in May and plans to launch its public beta on July 1. During the private beta, hosted at the Switch SUPERNAP, LaunchKey invited… [More...]

Vice President of Global Foundation Services for eBay to Speak at Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Board of Trustees’ Meeting

eBay's Dean Nelson to Speak at LVGEA Board of Trustees’ Meeting

World-renowned speaker, Dean Nelson, to address eBay efforts, efficiencies and investments (Las Vegas) – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced today that Dean Nelson, Vice President of Global Foundation Services for eBay Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the June Board of Trustees’ breakfast and networking business meeting. A world renowned speaker on data and sustainability… [More...]

Switch Expands World’s Largest and Most Advanced Data Center Ecosystem with Introduction of SUPERNAP 8

New SUPERNAP 8 Facility Builds on Switch’s Industry-Leading Data Center Innovations including New Patented Data Center Roofing System and ROTOFLY Uninterruptible HVAC Platform LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2013 – Switch, the developer of the largest, best-designed technology ecosystems in the world, today unveiled its new SUPERNAP 8 data center facility in Las Vegas. The new SUPERNAP 8 presents Switch’s… [More...]

Acclaimed Economic Development Expert Jonas Peterson to Join the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance as Chief Operating Officer

Jonas Peterson

(Las Vegas) – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Jonas Peterson has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer for the organization. In his position, Peterson will assist in the development and preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based upon broad organization goals and objectives, while integrating advanced economic development strategies,… [More...]

Nicholas & Co. Announces Las Vegas Distribution Center

Nicholas & Co. Announces Las Vegas Distribution Center

(North Las Vegas, Nev.) — Peter Mouskondis, president and chief executive officer of Nicholas & Co., announced that plans have been completed to open a distribution center in the city of North Las Vegas, Nev. “This is an exciting time for Nicholas & Co.,” said Mouskondis. “For over 70 years we’ve serviced our customers from… [More...]

The Rob Roy inNEVation Center Hosts Author and Publisher Phil Simon

Author and Publisher to Present Seminar on the Business of Writing and Publishing at The Rob Roy inNEVation Center on Friday, June 7 LAS VEGAS – May 31, 2013 – Phil Simon, five-time author, president and founder of Motion Publishing, will host an all-day seminar on the business of writing and publishing at The Rob Roy inNEVation Center in… [More...]

Chris Zunis Named Senior Vice President Economic Development for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

Chris Zunis

(Las Vegas) – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, formerly the Nevada Development Authority, announced today that Chris Zunis has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President of Economic Development. Zunis has been with the organization since February 2006 serving as Vice President of Economic Development. He is currently in charge of attracting and assisting… [More...]

Switch SUPERNAP Named as the First and Only Registered Hosting Center for Online Gaming by the Nevada Gaming Commission

PRESS RELEASE LAS VEGAS, May 30, 2013 – Switch, the developer of the renowned SUPERNAPS, the largest, best-designed technology ecosystems in the world, today announced it has been registered as the first and only online gaming hosting center by the Nevada Gaming Commission. The SUPERNAPS are designed and invented by Switch CEO and Founder Rob Roy. The Nevada Gaming Commission registered… [More...]

Economic Development Leaders Urge Nevada Legislature to Pass AB 413

AB 413 would create jobs and put Southern Nevada on a level playing field (LAS VEGAS) – Today, economic development leaders from the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced their support for AB 413, a bill currently being considered by the Nevada Legislature. AB 413 is enabling legislation that would give the Clark County Board… [More...]