2020 - Looking to the Future

January 14, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy
3200 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

SMPS Las Vegas has assembled some of the best and most experienced local economists to guide us into the new year. You don't want to miss this informative panel. 

- Moderator - 

Randi Reed     RANDI REED - AWARD-WINNING SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, INVOLVED PARENT, AND NON-PROFIT SUPPORTER 

Randi Reed is an award-winning small business owner, involved parent, and non-profit supporter. Reed has worked in the construction and development industry for more than two decades and has had the privilege of being a part of numerous landmark projects statewide, serve as an industry advocate, work alongside leading developers as they accommodate unprecedented growth, and forge private/public partnerships. Reed advanced her advocacy for the construction and development industry as Executive Director of NAIOP Northern Nevada. In support of the advancement of the construction industry and her passion to bring about fresh change, Reed is running for United States Congress.


  - Panelists - 

Restrepo     JOHN RESTREPO - PRINCIPAL, RCG ECONOMICS 

John Restrepo is the Principal of Las Vegas-based RCG Economics. He directs the firm’s economic and financial consulting activities and is an expert in regional economics, including Mountain West economic and market issues and forecasting. Working and residing in Las Vegas for many years, John is a go-to source for Nevada and western U.S. decision and policy makers when they need data and analysis.

Sam Nicholson     SAM NICHOLSON - PRESIDENT / FOUNDER, GRAND CANYON DEVELPMENT

Nicholson is the president/founder of Grand Canyon Development Partners. With more than 35 years of civil and building construction experience ranging from manufacturing ready-mix concrete and asphalt paving, to the construction of water and amusement parks, hotel casinos, sports facilities, sports arenas, retail and entertainment venues. Some of the notable projects he and his team have been associated with include the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Grand Bazaar Shops of Las Vegas, Paris Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel, Caesars Coliseum, Trump International Hotel, Green Valley Ranch, Marriott Renaissance, Hyatt Regency, Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Arena, Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Stadium, and the Phoenix Suns Basketball Arena.

     JARED SMITH - COO, LAS VEGAS GLOBAL ECONOMIC ALLIANCE (LVGEA)

In his current position, Smith has a leadership role in the organization’s economic development, planning, operations, partnership building and strategy. Prior to joining the LVGEA, Smith served as director of business development for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC). He worked closely with the Mayor, Metropolitan Council, and other stakeholders to recruit and retain companies to East Baton Rouge Parish. Notable wins for the Baton Rouge area during his tenure include IBM’s 800-job technology center, Katoen Natie’s two-million-square-foot logistics facility, and many other small business expansions.

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