Economic development agencies in Nevada not only attract new businesses to our state, but also help existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs through a variety of programs and resources. At this free web event, a panel of local experts will discuss how economic development helps the state as a whole, and what it may offer for your business in particular.

Watch now and learn:

  • How diversifying the economy benefits Nevada small businesses
  • How state and regional economic development agencies operate
  • What resources are available to help existing and start-up companies
  • What’s ahead for economic development in 2014 and beyond

Our panelists include:

  Lyndee Cichon is the Director of the Procurement Outreach Program, a state-wide Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) that provides counseling and technical assistance services to Nevada businesses. It is part of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).
  Mike Kazmierski is President and CEO of EDAWN (Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada), a private/public partnership committed to recruiting and expanding quality companies that have a positive economic impact on the quality of life in the Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe region.
  Jonas R. Peterson is Chief Operating Officer with the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), a membership organization dedicated to developing the southern Nevada economy through regional cooperation, global trade, and global connectivity.
  Bob Potts is the Research Director for the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), which helps to stimulate business expansion and retention, encourage entrepreneurial enterprise, attract new business, and facilitate community development.

Resources from Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED):

GOED website
GOED phone 702-486-2700
January 2014 GOED Newsletter
GOED Incentive Reference Guide
GOED State Plan
Dept. of Business & Industry small business event calendar (includes PTAC workshops)
PTAC contact information 702-486-3514 or email


Resources from Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA):

LVGEA phone 702-791-0000
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, July 2013


Resources from Economic Development Association of Western Nevada (EDAWN):

EDAWN phone 775-829-3700
Reno-Sparks-Tahoe Economic Development 3-Year Strategic Plan


This FREE interactive webinar is part of a series of webinars hosted by Nevada State Bank through


The webinar "Insights: Impact of Economic Development" is offered for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. Consult with an attorney or other professional concerning your own needs and circumstances. The views and opinions expressed by the panel members are not necessarily those of Nevada State Bank, its parents or affiliates.

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