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Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ Investment Campaign Narrows in on its $2 Million Mark
Published on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 (6:15 p.m.)(Las Vegas) – 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, Anderson, Lagerman; The KeyState Companies; NV Energy; Cirque du Soleil; Snell & Wilmer; Sunrise Hospital; and Cox Communications.
“The LVGEA is encouraged by the support of our local businesses and community partners who have helped us reach this significant milestone,” said Terrence Thornton, LVGEA Director of Investor Services and Development. “We have established a track record of delivering for our region. The increased support from our current investor pool and new investors is a testament to our region’s belief in our efforts. We are a little more than $500,000 from our campaign goal so if you have not made an investment in LVGEA, please show your support and Engage in Southern Nevada today!”
Previously, the LVGEA announced that other campaign investors include: Switch; Bank of America; Virgen Advertising; MC Law Group; Barrick Gold; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican; The Howard Hughes Corporation; The PENTA Building Group; CenturyLink®; and The Eastridge Group of Staffing Companies.
The ‘Engage Southern Nevada” investment campaign surfaced as a part of the LVGEA’s Strategic Plan. The LVGEA’s Board had 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.
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. More information on investing in LVGEA can be obtained via e-mail at the LVGEA Investor Services Department at [email protected]
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.
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