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...]

Dickson Realty Awarded Revitalization Award

Dickson Realty Awarded Revitalization Award from Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Dickson Realty has been awarded the 2014 large company Revitalization Award from the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in honor of its new 7,048 square foot office building in Truckee. The award recognizes new construction and/or renovation projects that help make Truckee more visually … [Read more...]

LVGEA Board Extends CEO Tom Skancke’s Contract

The Board of the Directors of the LVGEA extended for two years the contract of Tom Skancke, current president and CEO.

LAS VEGAS — The Board of the Directors of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance extended for two years the contract of Tom Skancke, current president and CEO of the LVGEA. The board took this action during its October meeting. “Economic development and diversification are two of the most pressing issues facing Southern Nevada as this region accelerates its growth out of … [Read more...]

Improvements Coming to East Downtown in Reno

Reno's East Fourth Street will be transformed during the second annual Positively 4th Street Better Block Project event. Considered "the gateway" to downtown Reno, Fourth Street is home to several historical properties but is in need of upgrades and repair. Local businesses are looking to spruce up the area through landscaping, adding a two-way bicycle lane, re-striping … [Read more...]

A Future of Change: Economic Development

At the top of the economic development wish list is unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, presenting one of the biggest opportunities for Nevada.

Nevada, because of its narrow focus on three industries, was devastated by the recession and eventually led the nation in foreclosures and unemployment. As both the director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and a resident of Nevada, Steve Hill believes there is a rising wave of economic development diversifying an outdated and vulnerable economy built on … [Read more...]

Michael Erin Named Chief of Staff and Global initiatives Manager for Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Michael Erin has joined the organization as Chief of Staff and Global Initiatives Manager.

Las Vegas – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Michael Erin has joined the organization as Chief of Staff and Global Initiatives Manager. Metropolitan regions like Las Vegas are increasingly competing in the global marketplace, and Erin will lead the LVGEA’s efforts to both attract foreign direct investment and assist local businesses in taking their … [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...]

Andrew Doughman Named Communications Director for Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Andrew Doughman has been appointed to the position of Communications Director for the organization.

Las Vegas – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Andrew Doughman has been appointed to the position of Communications Director for the organization. Doughman, an experienced journalist, has written for the Las Vegas Sun, the Nevada News Bureau, the Seattle Times, the Orlando Sentinel, and the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.  A University of Washington graduate, … [Read more...]

Ariel Land Named Marketing and Investor Relations Coordinator for Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Ariel Land has been appointed to the position of Marketing and Investor Relations Coordinator.

Las Vegas – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Ariel Land has been appointed to the position of Marketing and Investor Relations Coordinator for the organization. Having extensive experience within the advertising, promotions and special events industry, Land looks to further the vision of the LVGEA to help Southern Nevada thrive in a global economy. In … [Read more...]

Nevada’s 2014 Economic Forecast: The Way the Wind Blows…

This year’s predictions offer more good news than has been reported in Nevada Business Magazine’s annual Economic Forecast in the last few years.

When it comes to fortune telling, nothing is ever certain, but a handful of industry experts share their thoughts on Nevada’s economy in 2014. This year’s predictions offer more good news than has been reported in Nevada Business Magazine’s annual Economic Forecast in the last few years. While most business executives are proceeding with caution, they seem to agree the worst of … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Education

The Nevada education system has overcome a multitude of hurdles in recent years. Even so, the system still has a long way to go.

From kindergarten to college graduation, Nevada’s education system has overcome a multitude of hurdles in recent years. Even so, the system still has a long way to go. Coming together to discuss issues Nevada faces in regards to education, a combination of business leaders, economic development resources and leaders in education recently met at the Las Vegas offices of Cox … [Read more...]

Finance Expert Steven Maniago Named Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance and Analysis for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

The LVGEA announced that Steven Maniago has been appointed to the position of Sr. Vice President for Corporate Finance and Analysis for the organization.

Las Vegas – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Steven Maniago has been appointed to the position of Sr. Vice President for Corporate Finance and Analysis for the organization. An expert in finance with more than 20 years of experience, Maniago previously served as the senior Director for Finance and Business Development for the Nevada Governor’s Office of … [Read 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 … [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...]

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 … [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...]

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...]