Around the State: June 2015

U.S. Trade and Development Agency Partners with Nevada Industry Excellence Nevada Industry Excellence (NIE), a resource for manufacturing businesses, has partnered with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) through the Making Global Local program. The program connects companies to USTDA’s export promotion programs. ArrowData Receives FAA Approval to Operate Drones for … [Read more...]

Building a Healthy Economy

Until recently, the term “medical tourism” largely referred to Americans traveling out of the country looking for affordable healthcare.

Until recently, the term “medical tourism” largely referred to Americans traveling out of the country looking for affordable healthcare in technologically advanced but less expensive venues, from Mexico to Thailand and parts in between. Now the term is starting to come home, often referring to domestic travel of American citizens within U.S. borders, traveling to find the … [Read more...]

Game Changers: Economic Development in Nevada

Nothing paints a clearer picture of the results of economic development than the Silver State.

Nothing paints a clearer picture of the results of economic development than the Silver State. Nevada has transitioned from a state with the highest unemployment rates in the country to a state welcoming Tesla to its economy, breaking ground on a 12,000-home master planned community, launching one of the first-of-its-kind interactive medical communities with Union Village and … [Read more...]

Go Anywhere From Here: Nevada’s Transportation System

Making transportation plans a community effort led to collaboration between stakeholders in transportation groups concerned with moving people.

When Tina Quigley became general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) she and her team went promptly to talk with officials in metropolitan areas where they’ve created transportation plans that were both funded and built, and had community support behind them. The common message from leaders in those communities was that even a public … [Read 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 plant. The project is located on … [Read more...]

Kristina Barry Named Strategic Initiatives Coordinator for Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Kristina Barry has been appointed to the position of Strategic Initiatives Coordinator.

(Las Vegas) – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Kristina Barry has been appointed to the position of Strategic Initiatives Coordinator. In her new position, Barry provides assistance on various policy issues for the LVGEA, including its initiatives surrounding education, tech transfer, transportation, land use, unmanned aerial systems, and workforce … [Read more...]

Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky to Speak at Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Special Meeting

The LVGEA announced that CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky will be the keynote speaker at a special meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel.

(Las Vegas) – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky will be the keynote speaker at a special meeting its holding on Feb. 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel.  Superintendent Skorkowsky will speak about his efforts to change the way that the nation’s 5th largest school district does business in a talk entitled … [Read more...]

Gordon Silver Honored as Pro Bono Firm of the Year

Gordon Silver Ltd. was selected as Southern Nevada's Pro Bono Firm of the Year. The award was part of the 13th Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon, put on by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada earlier this month. The event honors community volunteers who donate time to assist low income clients with legal issues. “Gordon Silver has long been an active participant in … [Read more...]

High-Income Households Face Uncertain Impacts from Healthcare Changes

Wealthy Nevadans are not exempt from healthcare uncertainty in the face of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This is according to the 11th installment of the "High Net Worth Report" released by The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank. One major impact will be a 0.9 percent increase in payroll taxes for those making $200,000 or more. Changing delivery systems and … [Read 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 Nevada for … [Read more...]

LVGEA Efforts Making $1.5 Billion Impact on Southern Nevada

A total economic impact of more than $1.5 billion will be generated for Southern Nevada from start up, expansion and relocation assistance. This is according to a recent announcement made by the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA).  The organization and its regional economic development partners provided assistance to 62 businesses which will create 2,640 new jobs, … [Read more...]

The Rob Roy inNEVation Center Supports Startups and Fosters Economic Growth in Las Vegas

The Rob Roy inNEVation Center Supports Startups and Fosters Economic Growth in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, NV - TicketCake.com, an event management technology platform enabling event organizers to sell tickets online, is a thriving and growing startup that has made Las Vegas home. The company benefits from the resources provided by The Rob Roy inNEVation Center, the first … [Read more...]

Nevada Economic Development Board Approves Incentives for Companies to Relocate or Expand in Southern Nevada

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) recently announced the approval of a series of incentives for companies relocating or expanding in Southern Nevada. The Governor's Office of Economic Development Board approved incentives on July 11 for eBay, Barbour Well Inc., CSI PrePrint, LLC, SolarCity, BodyBuilding.com, Consumer Portfolio Services, Creative Tent … [Read 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 … [Read more...]

Brendan Leake Named Economic Development Coordinator for LVGEA

Brendan Leake

(Las Vegas) – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, formerly the Nevada Development Authority, announced today that Brendan Leake has been appointed to the position of Economic Development Coordinator. Leake, a 10-year resident of the Las Vegas Valley, will assist with the development of Southern Nevada for the LVGEA. His role as Economic Development Coordinator is to … [Read 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 … [Read 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 … [Read 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 our Salt Lake facility. In that time we’ve … [Read 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 … [Read 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 of Commissioners the opportunity to … [Read more...]