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LOCATE Las Vegas Hosts 16 Business Leaders for Community Immersion Event Feb. 8-11

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), with support from public and private community organizations, will kick off a new economic development initiative on Super Bowl weekend, hosting 16 business leaders from around the world for a full-scale immersion into the benefits of doing business in Southern Nevada.

The initiative, LOCATE Las Vegas, was unveiled today at the annual PREVIEW LAS VEGAS hosted by the Vegas Chamber.

Industry leaders and corporate executives will gather in Las Vegas to meet with Governor Joe Lombardo, interact with other business and civic leaders to learn about Nevada’s business environment, workforce pipeline, entrepreneurial ecosystem, and attend Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11. The three-day experience will expand far beyond the big game to demonstrate the quality-of-life elements that make the Las Vegas region one of the most-sought after destinations in the country—including the natural setting of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, parks, schools, universities, churches, arts and other cultural amenities. 

“This is an incredible opportunity to demonstrate why there is no place like Las Vegas to expand or establish their business operations,” said Tina Quigley, President & CEO, LVGEA. “The favorable business climate combined with all the elements that employees look for when it 

comes to quality of life – including our reputation as one of the fastest-growing sports capitals of the world – makes our region extremely compelling as a location for business.”

“Clark County is focused on economic development to bring new businesses into our region to further diversify our economy and create good paying jobs for our residents,” said Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson. “The LOCATE event is another opportunity to highlight the benefits of growing a business in Clark County and the Super Bowl allows us to further solidify the significant importance of our region to others.”

“It is a game-changer when key stakeholders and community members come together to effect change and propel forward initiatives in pursuit of economic diversification,” said Alex Hancock, Senior Vice President of National Sales and Leasing for Howard Hughes. “A growing presence of technology and other emerging industries are transforming the perception of Las Vegas, driving 

the simultaneous evolution of America’s STEM workforce in Southern Nevada—from science, technology, engineering. and math to sports, technology, entertainment. and media—disciplines that are exhibiting exciting momentum as they diversify the region’s economy.”

Participating private sector partners in addition to the Howard Hughes include Caesars Entertainment, Budget Suites of America, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Cox, Allegiant, Republic Services and Wynn. Public sector partners are Clark County Economic Development, City of Las Vegas, City of Henderson and City of North Las Vegas.