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Green Valley Ranch, Estancia Ballroom

Event Details

When

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
7:00 - 9:15 am

Program starts promptly at 8:00 am

2018-01-23 07:00:00 2018-01-23 09:00:00 America/Los_Angeles The State of Economic Development Join the LVGEA to gain insight on the investments being made in Nevada through economic development and job creation. 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, NV 89052

Where

Green Valley Ranch, Estancia Ballroom

2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, NV 89052

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Cost

Cost: $55.00
Your ticket includes:

  • 1 copy of 2018 Southern Nevada Community Map
  • 1 copy of LVGEA’s 2017 Annual Report
  • Chance for networking and high-level relationship building
  • Hot buffet breakfast

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Sponsorship

For more information on sponsorship opportunities for the State of Economic Development, contact Terrence Thornton at (702) 791-0016 or terrencet@lvgea.org.

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Speakers

Steve Hill

Executive Director, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Steve Hill is the Director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, having been appointed to the position by Governor Sandoval in October of 2011.

Under Hill’s leadership, GOED structured “Moving Nevada Forward”, the plan for diversifying Nevada’s economy. In the past several years, GOED has played an integral part in bringing businesses such as Tesla, Barclaycard, Apple, Hyperloop One, Take Two Interactive, and Catamaran to Nevada — businesses that have, and will, create thousands of jobs and bolster the state’s economy.

Under Hill’s direction, GOED has also ushered in new technology-based industries as economic development opportunities, including unmanned aerial and autonomous vehicles, water technology, and personalized medicine.

Hill has also been appointed by Governor Sandoval to lead the Clark County Stadium Authority as its Chairman. Hill was the founder of Silver State Materials, a concrete, sand, and gravel supplier in the Las Vegas area since 1987. Silver State was purchased by CalPortland in 2008.

Hill received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He and his wife, Molly, are longtime residents of Las Vegas and have three adult children.

Jonas Peterson

President & CEO, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

Jonas Peterson serves as President and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA). In that role, he leads a talented team focused on strengthening the regional economy and positioning LVGEA as a national leader in community and economic development.

Since its launch in 2012, LVGEA has more than tripled in size to become the largest business organization in Nevada. During that time, LVGEA has helped over 150 companies create more than 20,000 jobs and deliver $12 billion in economic impact throughout Southern Nevada. Some of the more notable projects include Hyperloop One, Amazon, Sutherland Global, Barclaycard, Machine Zone and many others.

Jonas received a M.S. in Community and Economic Development from Pennsylvania State University and a M.B.A. from North Dakota State University. He is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), graduate of Oklahoma University’s Economic Development Institute (OUEDI), graduate of Stanford University’s Executive Program, Leadership Series graduate at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a Certified Business Retention and Expansion Consultant.

He is actively involved in many community organizations and currently sits on the boards of the International Economic Development Council, WaterStart, Las Vegas HEALS and Anthem Community Church. In 2010, Jonas was recognized as Arizona’s “Economic Developer of the Year” by the Arizona Association for Economic Development and as the “New Economic Developer of the Year” by the International Economic Development Council.

Prior to joining LVGEA, Peterson served as President/CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC). During his tenure, SCVEDC quickly emerged as one of the most productive economic development organizations in California.

John Delikanakis

Master of Ceremonies

Chairman, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

William Arent

Director, Economic & Urban Development Department, City of Las Vegas

Barbara Coffee

Director, Economic Development & Tourism, City of Henderson

Marty Knauss

Board Member, Laughlin Economic Development Corporation

Phil Klevorick

Economic Development Liaison, Clark County

Gina Gavan

Director, Economic & Business Development, City of North Las Vegas

Mike Majewski

Principal, Spatial Economic Concepts, City of Boulder City

Rachel Dahl

President & CEO, City of Mesquite

About the Event

Join the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, for the State of Economic Development event.

This annual event will feature remarks from Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s Steve Hill and LVGEA’s Jonas Peterson.

The State of Economic Development brings together elected officials, as well as community and business leaders from Southern Nevada and across the state to celebrate our advancements and gain insight on the investments being made in Nevada through economic development and job creation.

Remarks will be followed by updates from city and county leaders working to advance new development and redevelopment throughout Southern Nevada.

Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Networking
  • 8:00 a.m. Program & Breakfast
  • 9:15 a.m. Event Concludes

Thank You to our Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Champion
$3,500

  • Logo Representation
  • One prominent tables of ten
  • Event Recognition
  • Logo placement in all event marketing materials
  • Banner representing sponsorship
  • Logo placement on PSA and live stream
  • 10 copies of LVGEA's Annual Report
  • 10 copies of 2018 Community Maps

Innovation
$2,500

  • Logo Representation on event website
  • One reserved table of ten
  • Event Recognition
  • Recognition on PSA
  • 10 copies of LVGEA's Annual Report
  • 10 copies of 2018 Community Maps

Development
$1,500

  • One table of ten
  • Event Recognition
  • 10 copies of LVGEA's Annual Report
  • 10 copies of 2018 Community Maps

For more information on sponsorship opportunities for the State of Economic Development, contact Terrence Thornton at (702) 791-0016 or terrencet@lvgea.org.

Download Sponsor Form