Nevada Economic Development Conference

Building a Stronger Nevada in a Global Economy

Presented By:
WNDD, UNLV Lee Business School, UNLV Office of Economic Development, UNR College of Business


September 11, 12, 13 – 2017

University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

Student Union

This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CECDs).








An Event Not to be Missed!

Presented By: Western Nevada Development District, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Lee Business School; University of Nevada, Las Vegas Office of Economic Development; University of Nevada, Reno College of Business.

The 3rd- Annual Nevada Economic Development Conference is “Building a Stronger Nevada in a Global Economy” and providing opportunities to hear from a broad cross-section of business professionals, policy leaders and economic experts who will share what is happening in a dynamic, changing Nevada economy.


Early Registration - 2/1/2017 - 7/12/2017

Why you should attend:

The Nevada Economic Development Conference is the only business development and networking conference of its kind. It is the largest event ever co-hosted by Nevada’s two universities.

Gathers experts from the State of Nevada as well as across the United States who will discuss Nevada’s new emerging economy,opportunities and trends to know about as Nevada expands its presence on the world stage.

Multi-track format that has something for every aspect of business, industry and community leadership.

View the 2017 Economic Conference Program

Meet Our Speakers

JIm Carroll

JIm Carroll

The Jetsons Arrive 50 Years Early: What Are the Economic Development Implications?

Kerry Bubolz, President

Kerry Bubolz, President

Vegas Golden Knights

Brett Kelsey - McAfee

Brett Kelsey - McAfee

Cyber Security Trends & Innovations 2.0

Dr. Len Jessup, President UNLV

Dr. Len Jessup, President UNLV

The Renaissance of UNLV

Kim Lear

Kim Lear

The Age of the Multigenerational Workforce

Our Wonderful Sponsors

Meet the conference partners. If you’d like to become one - please contact us.





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Awards and Accolades Program

Calling all entries!

The Awards and Accolades Program recognizes excellence in print, audio visual or electronic communications that communicate and demonstrate economic vitality and development promoting the retention and recruitment of business and industry to a city, county, or a region.

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Pre-Conference Workshop
Monday, September 11, 2017

Fundamentals of Economic Development 3.0

Exhibit Hall Reception
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
5:30 to 7 PM

Join us at the Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception, immediately following the first day of programs and tours. Enjoy refreshments and drinks, network with other attendees, and visit the sponsors and exhibitors who are working to Build A Stronger Nevada in a Global Economy! This event is open to all attendees.

Register Now for the Nevada Economic Development Conference!

Online Registration is now closed. In person registration will be available at the Conference.


It is hereby resolved that the reaffirmed policy of the Nevada System of Higher Education shall be to promote equal opportunity of employment or reemployment for members of minority groups, women (including women with pregnancy related conditions), persons with disabilities (including veterans with service-connected disabilities), persons with military status or military obligations, and members of other protected classes in all positions. Consistent with statutory and legal requirements, any affirmative action necessary to address deficiencies shall include, but not be limited to, active recruitment among minority groups, women, persons with disabilities (including veterans with service connected disabilities), persons with military status or military obligations, and other protected classes and the creation of programs designed to lead to their qualification for both academic and classified positions.

Contact Us

775.883.7333 x2000 SGonzales@WNDD.Org