Sponsors

 

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB


Accrisoft Corporation provides a finely tuned blend of technology and services that empower your economic development organization to accomplish your goals and better serve investors. Accrisoft Freedom™ is a comprehensive software solution that spans across your organization's operations, finance, marketing, and sales departments, allowing your entire team to work together harmoniously on a single platform.


Chmura Economics & Analytics is an applied economic consulting firm specializing in delivering advanced economic analysis. Our core competencies include economic consulting, economic development, workforce development, economic impact studies, custom publications, and data and software solutions. Chmura has the experience and expertise to transform data into information that drives effective strategy and business solutions. Our premier technology platforms - JobsEQ®, and LaborEQ® - are in widespread use across the United States. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Chmura was founded in 1999 and operates regional offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Spokane, Washington.


DCI is "The Leader in Marketing Places." Since 1960, we have worked with more than 450 cities, regions, states, provinces and countries, helping them to attract both investors and visitors. We specialize exclusively in all phases of economic development and tourism marketing including branding, websites, public relations, social/digital media, talent attraction, prospect development, travel trade, and special events. Current clients include a range of states (California, Iowa, North Dakota, Texas, and New Jersey), cities/regions (Charleston, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Research Triangle Region, and Louisville) and countries (Netherlands, Thailand, Scotland and Peru), to name a few. DCI is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Denver, Los Angeles and Toronto.


Founded in 1957, ICSC is the global trade association of the shopping center industry, with more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries. The shopping center industry is essential to economic development and opportunity, serving as job creators, drivers of GDP, and a critical revenue source for the communities they serve through the collection of sales taxes and the payment of property taxes. In addition to being fiscal engines, they are integral to the social fabric of their communities by providing a central place to congregate and participate in philanthropic endeavors. For the latest news from ICSC and the industry see www.thecenterofshopping.com.


ROI Research on Investment is an award winning global authority on lead generation and investment attraction for economic development organizations. Since 2003, ROI has worked with over 350 clients from around the world to attract job-creating, capital intensive, expansion projects. ROI's core areas of expertise include benchmarking/target industry analysis, lead generation, BR&E strategies, representation services, and customized training covering best practices in modern BR&E and investment attraction.

Following two years of R&D, ROI is pleased to announce the launch of Gazelle; the first-of-its-kind data platform. Gazelle is a powerful one-stop business intelligence platform deploying machine-learning algorithms, human curated intelligence and big data to forecast company growth. Gazelle profiles millions of companies and features over 900 industry profiles that include heat maps illustrating 14 economic indicators at the State and County levels, including: establishment and employment growth, revenues, gross profit, average salary growth, etc. ROI released a Beta version of Gazelle in the first quarter of 2017.


StateBook is the first online marketplace for site selection and economic growth and development. Explore reliable information required for site selection decisions for every community in the country, from demographics, taxes and utility costs to quality of life data like museums and golf courses. Connect with economic developers from each location to learn more about their communities, and use our robust tools to search, create meaningful reports, and more. Welcome to the new online meeting place for site selection consultants, EDO'S, business, academia and government.

 

CO-SPONSOR


The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 membership organization dedicated to growing the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach. LVGEA’s vision is to help Southern Nevada residents thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy. For more information, call 702.791.0000 or visit www.lvgea.org.

 

DIAMOND SPONSOR


The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) was created during the 2011 Session of the Nevada Legislature through a collaboration of the Nevada Governor's Office and the Leadership of the Nevada State Senate and State Assembly. GOED promotes a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, stimulating business expansion and retention, encouraging entrepreneurial enterprise, attracting new business and facilitating community development. Nevada's economic platform will be driven by human ingenuity along with collaboration and strategic alliances with the broader community. The principles of innovation, sustainability and inclusiveness drive the organization's approach on a daily basis.

 

GOLD SPONSORS


Barclaycard is one of the fastest growing top-10 credit card issuers in the U.S. and creates customized, co-branded credit card programs for some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, retail, affinity and financial institutions. The company also offers its own branded credit cards, online savings and Certificates of Deposit accounts, and personal loans.


Cox Business provides business Internet, WiFi, television, and phone services, as well as phone systems, managed solutions, and disaster recovery services to a broad spectrum of customers. Industries throughout Las Vegas, including healthcare, education, government, and for-profit companies are served by a state-of-the-art communications network containing 185,250 miles of fiber optics. Customers range from small home offices of one or two people to Fortune 500 companies. With the fast Internet speeds, IP voice service, business security solutions and other affordable product options, Cox Business looks to continue a mission of serving Southern Nevada businesses, helping them grow faster and more efficient. Visit coxbusiness.com for more information.


The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) is a private/public partnership established in 1983, committed to adding quality jobs to the region by recruiting new companies, supporting the success of existing companies, and assisting newly forming companies, to diversify the economy and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks.


EMSI provides economic developers with the industry, workforce, and educational analytics necessary to understand their comparative regional strengths and use them to drive economic prosperity. Our labor market data tools and consulting services play an integral role in our clients' strategic planning, regional intelligence, and business retention and expansion efforts. We've been in business for 15 years, additionally leveraging our presence in higher education and our partnership with CareerBuilder, our parent company, to bring unique insight and data services to the table.


Conway is the world's only full-service agency in the global corporate investment and FDI industries. Conway has published the award-winning Site Selection magazine since 1963, and through offices all over the world we maintain an industry-best network of corporate expansion planners. Our suite of services includes:

LEAD GENERATION – connecting clients with decision-makers responsible for hundreds of billions in new investment projects each year
EVENTS – Conway has managed events across the globe, including the annual World Forum for Foreign Direct Management
FDI TRAINING SEMINARS – Site Consultants and corporate leaders teach economic developers the best strategies for connecting with their target audience
CONWAY ANALYTICS – a web portal and monthly reports featuring global project announcements and exclusive Lead Signals
PR & MARKETING – from brand development to media placement, we deliver your message to the world
CUSTOM CONTENT – Creating editorial excellence for more than 200 global clients
IAMC – Conway has managed the Industrial Asset Management Council since its inception.


The City of Henderson Economic Development Department is dedicated to the attraction and retention of industry for the purpose of enhancing the overall well-being of the community. As the second largest city in Nevada, Henderson is recognized as one of the leading business locations in the southwest U.S. Henderson provides outstanding labor availability, a thriving real estate market, competitive business and labor costs, and long-term expansion potential for companies considering new corporate facilities.


Las Vegas is known around the world. The city has a population of more than 640,000 residents and is situated in the Southern Nevada metropolitan area, which is home to approximately 2.2 million people. Las Vegas boasts amazing resorts, gaming, five-star restaurants, boutique shopping, fabulous entertainment and outdoor activities. The city is committed to sustainability from its alternative-fuel fleet to reliance on solar energy and recycling programs.

In recent years, redevelopment efforts have revitalized the city’s urban core with such major projects as The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health anchoring Symphony Park, a 61-acre downtown development project. Also in the heart of the city is a growing medical district that will soon be home to the UNLV School of Medicine. The city’s cultural offerings have also become more robust with new venues such as the Neon Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (developed with the aid of the FBI) and the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum seeing great success. The city of Las Vegas also boasts more than 100 parks, recreation facilities and galleries.

For more information, visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov.


OCO Global has been providing economic development solutions for over 15 years to leading organizations such as Enterprise Florida, Missouri Department of Economic Development, Jobs Ohio, UK Trade and Investment, JETRO, Invest Hong Kong, UNCTAD and WAIPA. We also work with leading consulting firms such as PwC and EY in support of delivery as well as many private sector companies that we assist on their internationalization journey. With headquarters in Belfast, UK and offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York and Tokyo, we employ a multinational and multilingual staff of over 60 full time consultants specializing in Trade and Investment. For further information, please see www.ocoglobal.com.

 

SILVER SPONSORS


Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Business Facilities is a leading full-service media brand specializing in the site selection marketplace. Through a bi-monthly magazine, eNewsletters, its industry-leading website, and LiveXchange event, Business Facilities has created a dynamic community for corporate site selectors and economic development organizations.

Business Facilities magazine is read by 40,000 C-level executives, corporate real estate executives and other site selection decision-makers. Published six times a year, each issue profiles state, regional and international locations. Also, the full range of the site selection experience is covered, from "how-to" information on comparing the financial incentives offered by different communities around the world, to profiles of the latest relocations undertaken by major corporations.

BusinessFacilities.com is the share of market leader among all site selection websites. With an enhanced mobile-ready design, BusinessFacilities.com provides up-to-the-minute site selection news, and industry-specific features. Resources for site selectors include a 50-state Incentives Guide, the Online Site Seekers' Guide directory, Location Spotlights and more.

Business Facilities LiveXchange is an invitation-only matchmaking event that connects corporate executives and site consultants that have active projects with economic development organizations from across North America. Representatives from Fortune 500 and mid-sized growth companies, plus leading site consultants meet with EDOs to discuss their relocation or expansion projects in prescheduled and confidential one-on-one meetings.


The Cloud Nine EDO solution accelerates new implementations of Dynamics CRM and solves most common challenges economic developers face including:

- Tracking actual results for job creation and economic impact targets for active/won projects
- Keeping centralized master project records for each of your development initiatives
- Maintaining visibility of all economic incentives offered
- Keeping track of important grant information and dates
- Managing available site locations
- Performing site matching for projects based on prospect needs
- Managing leases/occupancies for business facilities such as incubators, offices, or properties
- Tracking investor commitments and follow-thru
- Creating business support/customer service cases and tracking through resolution
- Profiling and segmenting your local business community
- Completing BRE surveys in a way that is actionable
- Reduce CRM implementation cost and time by using the accelerator as is or we can customize it to meet a specific need.

Learn more at: economicdevelopmentcrm.com

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GET OFF THE FUNDRAISING ROULETTE WHEEL with The McCarthy/Blansett Group! Let us help you be truly strategic about your Economic Development organization’s support base. The McCarthy/Blansett Group’s principals have launched, reinvented and re-energized ED organizations and chambers all over the US, and raised hundreds of millions for our clients. Our focus is on consulting, coaching, assessment, building a better approach to fundraising, and better skills and discipline in its execution. We want to help you start attracting leadership and money instead of worrying about it. And we’ll do it for less than the cost of a traditional campaign. Look for us at the 2018 Summit in Vegas! Call (or text) Susan Blansett (303-475-2718) and Colleen Nelson (720-530-7786). Or go to McCarthyBlansettGroup.com to schedule a free, no-strings consultation.

 

BRONZE SPONSOR


IncentiLock is a technology company offering an innovative suite of cloud-based SaaS products for global economic development program management and compliance. Our reporting tools backfill base jobs and calculate jobs benefits on net new jobs, and measure project progress. IncentiLock Audit can be used by States to efficiently monitor awards, validate benefits, and compare jobs programs against competing States. IncentiLock Report can be used by companies to manage total incentive package awards and complete periodic filings. With one system-generated data request, Developers and community managers (incubators, accelerators, property managers) can use IncentiLock Control to collect and aggregate data for all reporting: Funding, TIF, CID, NMTC, HTC, SBA, HUD, EEOC, etc. IncentiLock tools can be integrated with various CRM and payroll platforms to reduce time spent gathering information. We make compliance easy.

 

EXHIBITORS


For economic developers. For location consultants. For communities. For the future. Consultant Connect bridges the gap between leading economic developers and highly-active location consultants, providing a platform to gain transparent feedback, invaluable insight and lasting business relationships. Having now served more than 250 national and international clients since 2013, the concept grew out desire to create more intentional relationships between site consultants and economic developers with the ultimate goal of increasing effectiveness, sharing best practices and enhancing the experience for companies that are growing jobs in communities. With its roots in local economic development, this team knows what works – and what doesn’t. Through exclusive, educational networking events and services, Consultant Connect not only gives economic developers an inside look into the world of site selection – it gives them the applicable intelligence necessary to propel their communities forward.


Convergent Nonprofit Solutions specializes in raising public and private sector funding for economic development organizations across the country. Our clients use this funding for operations, marketing, special projects, staffing, new facilities, industrial parks and more. To maximize financial support for your organization, we develop Return on Investment (ROI) analyses for all of our campaigns, thereby illustrating the direct correlation between your program of work and your stakeholders' bottom lines. That's the key to transitioning your donors to investors and securing significantly larger commitments. Stop by our booth to learn more about the work we're currently doing in two dozen communities around the country. Convergent Nonprofit Solutions - Better fundraising. Better results.


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Impact DataSource is an economic consulting firm that evaluates prospective economic development deals from all angles. We prepare individual analyses on projects, and also offer desktop and web-based impact models so that clients can run as many reports as they would like, only needing project data to utilize the pre-built tool. Our impact analysis will tie together the economic impact, fiscal impact, and possible incentives of the deal. Since every community is unique, we customize each analysis and impact model, and offer unlimited training, support, and consulting so that our clients never feel alone.


Neon Cloud Productions. We are a fun, fast-paced video production company located in the heart of Deep Ellum, TX. As artists, creatives, and film-makers, we are poised to tackle any sized project. We are known for our creative visual storytelling, brand building, and digital expertise by taking an innovative approach to capture your vision. Creativity fuels our design style and cutting edge technology helps us to produce the impossible. In the end, our passion drives us to deliver a uniquely crafted product. We are eager to get to know you, your brand and your audience. Let us tell your story.


ProTRACKPlus is a cloud based software solution for Economic Development Organizations (EDO). It provides comprehensive Decision Support and Performance Tracking software solution for EDOs. It has been designed and built to address all of the Key Quality Management Areas for EDOs. It provides a powerful platform to manage various aspects of a business strategy enhancing the performance, efficiency and effectiveness.

SVAM International, Inc. is a global IT service provider offering solutions and consulting services to both public sector and corporate clients. We deliver value and competitive advantage to our customers with high quality, cost-effective software and related services that improve access to critical information, automate business processes, and help personnel collaborate.

 

MEDIA PARTNERS


American City & County magazine analyzes and concisely explains important issues facing cities, counties and states. Sign up for your free subscription and get the latest information on government trends, policies, best practices, case studies and a broad scope of local and state government news.


fDi Intelligence, a service from the Financial Times, is the largest FDI centre of excellence globally. Specialising in all areas relating to foreign direct investment and investment promotion, the full suite of services includes: location advertising to generate brand awareness; industry-leading intelligence tools to develop FDI strategies and identify potential investors; and tailored FDI events and investor roundtables to meet target companies and generate business leads. To find out how these services could be of benefit, contact us on fDi@ft.com.