LAS VEGAS, N.V. (March 22, 2016) – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development was honored by the Site Selectors Guild, an invite-only membership organization for the world’s leading site selectors, for Excellence in Economic Development at the group’s annual meeting a few weeks ago. This is the first time the State of Nevada has received this award and it was the first time a single economic development organization was nominated by three Guild members for three different projects.

Nevada’s award was given as a result of three different site selectors nominating GOED for three different projects – a first in the history of the Guild.  The nominated projects were: Barclaycard, eBay, and Faraday Future.

“It is truly an honor for Nevada to be recognized by the top site selectors in the world as a recipient of The Site Selectors Guild’s Excellence in Economic Development award. This award represents Governor Sandoval’s leadership, the significant support provided by our legislature, and the commitment from RDAs, industry, agencies, and local governments to create the New Nevada,” said Steve Hill, Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Hill continued, “Site selectors are often engaged to determine the best places for companies to locate based on criteria such as business environment, certainty of execution, land availability and infrastructure, and workforce. Nevada’s state-wide economic development partners have worked diligently to create an environment that is attractive to site selectors and companies to bring great jobs to the state.”

According to the Guild, “Award candidates are Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) nominated by Guild members and are selected based on mastery of process; ingenuity and creativity; going above and beyond; political acumen; staying power; and personal and caring touch.”

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About The Site Selectors Guild:

The Site Selectors Guild is a professional association comprised of the world's leading site selection consultants. The mission of The Site Selectors Guild is to advance the profession of international corporate site selection by promoting the profession and providing education, networking and other services to those involved in the industry. All members of The Site Selectors Guild have been nominated and approved by their industry peers. As the first and only group of its kind, the Site Selectors Guild brings together a dynamic network of site selectors from around the world, combining their talent and expertise to create an invaluable resource, unmatched in its quality, for both corporations seeking site selection assistance and economic development organizations.

About the Governor’s Office of Economic Development:

Created during the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is the result of a collaborative effort between the Nevada Legislature and Governor Brian Sandoval to restructure economic development in the state. GOED’s role is to promote a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, to stimulate business expansion and retention, encourage entrepreneurial enterprise, attract new businesses and facilitate community development. More information on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development can be viewed at

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