Wells Fargo recently invested in the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ investment campaign, which launched in the fall of 2013 and is a three-year effort to raise $7.5 million for regional economic development. Thanks to companies such as Wells Fargo, the effort is continuing to make momentum.
The Engage Southern Nevada effort, strategic budget and the LVGEA Strategic Plan were released last fall after a multi-year effort to reform the regional economic development systems in Southern Nevada. Since its reformation in 2012, the LVGEA has brought on new leadership, greatly enhanced the size of its team and developed partnerships in the Southern Nevada region.
Wells Fargo joins other notable investors including Aerotek; Barclaycard US; CB Richard Ellis; Coldwell Banker Premier Realty; EastWest Bank; Holland & Hart LLP; Knutek MD; Nevada State Bank; Realty Executives of Nevada and Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.
“With Wells Fargo joining in the effort, the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance comes that much closer to its investor goals. This is an important step in the economic development efforts of the region,” said Terrence Thornton, LVGEA Director of Investor Services and Development. “As the effort continues to gain steam, companies looking to invest in the LVGEA’s efforts can be proud to stand side by side with a company such as Wells Fargo.”
Previously, the LVGEA announced that other campaign investors include Bank of America; Barrick Gold; CenturyLink; Fair, Anderson & Langerman; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; Juliet Companies; Martin-Harris Construction; NV Energy; Snell & Wilmer; Sunrise Hospital; Switch; The Eastridge Group of Staffing Companies; The Howard Hughes Corporation; The KeyState Companies; The PENTA Building Group; and Virgen Advertising.
The ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ investment campaign surfaced as a part of the LVGEA’s Strategic Plan. The LVGEA’s Board voted unanimously to endorse a $5.3 million strategic budget for the LVGEA, which is the largest budget in the LVGEA’s history. The plan called on the organization to implement four strategic imperatives: Achieve and Maintain Operational Excellence; Lead, Facilitate and Steward Economic Development Efforts in the Region; Elevate Southern Nevada’s position as a Global Business Destination; and Become an Engine of Community Development.
More information on investing in LVGEA can be obtained via e-mail at the LVGEA Investor Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.