3rd Annual Nevada Economic Development Conference and Award Ceremony


By Cheri Fisher and Su Phelps • Photos By Su Phelps

On Tuesday September 18, 2017, our Publisher Su Phelps was invited to attend the 3rd Annual Nevada Economic Development Conference and awards ceremony of the Western Nevada Development District. Awards were issued to communities based on, big city, small city, and population. Art Rangell, is the awards committee chairman, along with a jury that assessed the economic development of the different cities in Nevada, based on the 9 different categories. The winners are as follows, based on population:

Less than 15,000 for Social Media Campaign/Website Winner- the city of Fallon

15,001-40,000 for Marketing Campaign winner- the city of Mesquite

For Social Media Campaign/Website Winner- North Lake Tahoe

40,001-100,000 for Multimedia/Video Promotion Winner- Douglas County

Over 100,000 for Print Brochure/Newsletter- Reno, Sparks, Tahoe

ForSocialMediaCampaign/WebsiteWinner- Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) and Clark County School District

For Marketing Campaign- Henderson Water Street District

For Social Media Campaign/ Website Winner- LVGEA

Honorable Mention- City of Henderson

Speakers at the conference were, Jim Carroll, Futurist and Author, Brett Kelsey, McAfee Vice President & Chief Technology Strategist for the Americas, Len Jessup, President of UNLV, Kim Lear, Founder and Content Director of Inlay Insights.

Sponsors for the conference are, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, Council of Chambers, Nevada Rural Housing Authority, Nevada Business Magazine Corporate Office, AT&T, Centra Property Group, City of Henderson, City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas, Gardner Company, Levi Strauss, Nevada Builders Alliance, Newmont Mining, Prologis, Henderson Hospital, Clark County, Nevada Governor’s Office of Engery, Desert Research Institute, Greater Nevada Credit Union, Howard Hughes Corp- Summerlin, Martin-Harris, McDonald- Carano, Nevada Center of Advanced Mobility, Nevada State College, PGAL, The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, TSK, Xceligent,

Various industries and government agencies including Mr. Twindie (Levis ) and

Tenaska Power Services Co. were represented and came and talked to us about some of the future developments of their companies.

Most, if not all, entities were cognizant of the multitude of benefits to be realized from utilizing the energy, experience, training and organizational talents of America’s veterans. Vets can apply for jobs and other career information through company website at, www.levi.com.