Barrick Gold Corp. Invests in Southern Nevada through Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ Campaign

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October 23, 2014                                                                                                             The Ferraro Group


Barrick Gold Corp. Invests in Southern Nevada through Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ Campaign

(Las Vegas) – Barrick Gold Corporation has joined an ever-growing number of businesses that support Las Vegas’ global economic development efforts.

Recently, Barrick Gold Corp. invested in the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ investment campaign, which launched last year and is a three-year undertaking to raise $7.5 million for regional economic development. Thanks to companies such as Barrick Gold, the endeavor is continuing to gain momentum.

The Engage Southern Nevada effort, strategic budget and the LVGEA Strategic Plan were released a year ago after a multi-year endeavor to improve the regional economic development systems in Southern Nevada.  Since its reformation in 2012, the LVGEA has brought on new leadership, greatly enhanced the size of its team and developed new partnerships in the Southern Nevada region. 

Barrick Gold joins other notable investors including Bank of Nevada, Burke Construction Group, Coldwell Banker Premier Realty, Connell Outdoor Advertising, Elite Media Inc., Meadows Bank, National Security Technologies LLC, One Nevada Credit Union, The PENTA Building Group, UNLV and BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

“The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is continually working to further the economic development of Southern Nevada, but we can only work toward that mission with the help of companies such as Barrick Gold,” said Terrence Thornton, LVGEA Director of Investor Services and Development. “We thank Barrick Gold for stepping up alongside many other companies in the valley that have shown economic development efforts are a priority.”

Previously, the LVGEA announced that other campaign investors include Fair, Anderson & Langerman; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; Juliet Companies; Martin-Harris Construction; NV Energy; Snell & Wilmer; Sunrise Hospital; Switch; The Eastridge Group of Staffing Companies; The Howard Hughes Corporation; and The KeyState Companies.

The ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ investment campaign began as a part of the LVGEA’s Strategic Plan. The LVGEA’s Board voted unanimously to endorse a $5.3 million strategic budget for the LVGEA, which is the largest budget in the LVGEA’s history. The plan called on the organization to implement four strategic imperatives: Achieve and Maintain Operational Excellence; Lead, Facilitate and Steward Economic Development Efforts in the Region; Elevate Southern Nevada’s position as a Global Business Destination; and Become an Engine of Community Development.

If you are interested in investing in LVGEA’s economic and community development efforts, please find more information by emailing us at or by calling (702) 522-3604.


About Barrick Gold

Barrick is the world’s leading gold producer, with operations on four continents. The company operates five gold mines in Nevada, providing more than 4,000 of the state’s highest-paying jobs. Barrick is the state’s largest foreign investor and is also Nevada’s largest exporter. The company and its employees have been active and generous supporters of a variety of social and educational programs in Nevada since 1987. Today, Barrick supports many such programs throughout the state, with an increasing presence in the Las Vegas area.

About Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

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 The LVGEA is located in The innevation Center in Las Vegas.

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