Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

A large part of Southern Nevada's regional growth is driven by individuals from diverse backgrounds, creating an urgent need to prioritize the needs of individuals from marginalized communities by increasing opportunities in high-demand industries and reducing barriers to entry. Facilitated DEI meetings with the Latin, Urban, and Asian Chambers of Commerce and other stakeholders during Phase I resulted in the creation of a Diversity and Equity Plan to ensure the benefits of Southern Nevada's Build Back Better Coalition are shared equitably. To address these regional inequities, LVGEA and others in Southern Nevada will work with local chambers of commerce—those focused on minority-owned businesses like the Latin, Asian and Urban Chambers of Commerce—and other local community organizations to implement the Equity Plan that was developed with their leadership and input and ensure the benefits of the cluster are shared equitably.