Press Releases - Laughlin News


LEDC Sponsors two $500 Scholarships for 2019 graduating class of Laughlin High School.

The Laughlin Economic Development Corporation awarded $500 scholarships to Shyenne Batrin and Josh Furr, graduating seniors from Laughlin High School. 

County lobbyists kill bill to save Laughlin gas pump customers money

April 15, 2019 - Press Release 

Separate incorporation bills die in Senate, Assembly committees

April 15, 2019 - Press Release

LEDC favors interstate transportation solutions

 Dec. 21, 2018 - Press Release

Laughlin Economic Development Corporation


2018 LEDC Achievements

1. Laughlin Lagoon Dredging Special Improvement District (SID) 162A and SID 162 B 

  • Driving force in getting SID 162A approved, contracted, and project complete 
  • Continue to work with County on SID 162B for maintenance of Lagoon. 

2. The Community Park at the Lagoon project is just now taking off. 

  • A citizens group has formed to take the ideas generated by the meeting and FB poll in November to create a feasibility plan. 
  • We are interviewing Park Architects to help us in the initial study. 
  • That study will be used to present to the Clark County Parks and Recreation department to obtain funding for a more complete design and eventual construction 

3. Protection of our RTC and County fuel tax funds 

  • Publicly voiced defense of non-equitable cost sharing of third bridge costs. 
  • Focused on using RTC and County fuel tax funds in an appropriate and beneficial way for Laughlin residents 

4. Demanding attention statewide to our need for and placement of medical services. 

  • Discussions throughout the year with representatives to push forward policies that will allow for the opening of a medical facility in Laughlin 

5. Working with CC business license, SOS office and Metro— 

  • Enforcement of out of state unlicensed contractors and service providers 
  • Ensuring that out of state service providers have required DMV license 

6. Securing $4,090,000 in three SID refunds for the residents of Laughlin.

  • The SID’s had been lingering for decades and would still be today but for the efforts of the LEDC. 
  • ~1600 property owners received refunds. 
  • LEDC is sponsoring an amendment to State Law SB 172 so that this will never occur again.

 7. Awarded two $500 scholarships to Laughlin High School Seniors 

  • We are investigating establishing a Scholarship Fund so LEDC members could donate directly to that for additional scholarship awards.  

LEDC - Video News


Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak joined representatives from the Laughlin Economic Development Corporation and local government agencies Tuesday to officially launch the Laughlin Lagoon dredging project. The project will remove silt from the water there to make it easier for boats to use the lagoon and the marina. The dredging will also improve the water circulation in the lagoon, significantly reducing spots of stagnant water. The work is expected to be complete in January.


Laughlin Lagoon Dredging Project Groundbreaking

Held at the Laughlin Marina 

Laughlin Economic Development Corporation In the Media

Time to decide what to do with the lagoon park

November 14, 2018

Laughlin Times

LEDC at groundbreaking

September 6, 2018

Laughlin Times

Lagoon project inches closer to reality

August 31, 2018

Laughlin Times

LTAB approves items despite opposition

May 31, 2018

Laughlin Times

Bilbray talks economic development with committee

April 12, 2018

Laughllin Times

Clark County to repay $4.1M to Laughlin property owners

February 21, 2018

Las Vegas Review Journal

Laughlin Property Owners Set To Receive More Than $4 Million in County SID Refunds!

State of Economic Development

 January 31, 2018

Laughlin Times

Input vital to lagoon project

November 3, 2017

Laughllin Times

Guest speakers talk duties, projects, more

November 1, 2017

Laughlin Times

Making moves to try and develop the Southland

December 7, 2017

Laughlin Times

Laughlin looking for its share of economic development

July 30, 2016

Las Vegas Review Journal



Third Bridge Proposal from Laughlin to Arizona

Dec. 11, 2018 -  Agreeing with the LEDC, the Laughlin Town Advisory Board voted 3-1 at its monthly meeting on December 11, 2018 to ask the Clark County Commission and the Regional Transportation Commission to stop spending money on a third bridge over the Colorado River from Laughlin into Arizona.    Learn More


Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Annual Awards Dinner

 Laughlin Economic Development Corporation's Table  

Aria Hotel, Las Vegas,  September 20, 2018. 

A wonderful evening representing our Laughlin Community's Economic Development hopes and dreams!   Attendees pictured:

Brian Paulson – Laughlin Town Manager, Michele Shafe – Clark County Assessor, Bob Bilbray – Strategic Development Advisor,  Phil Klevorick – Clark County Economic Development Program Mgr., Martin Knauss – Vice President, L.E.D.C .,  James “Jim” Maniaci – Chairman, Laughlin Town Advisory Board & President, L.E.D.C. , Sunny Maniaci – Wife of Jim Maniaci , Rebecca Leavitt – Wife of Glen Leavitt,  Glen Leavitt – Republican Candidate NV State Assembly – Dist. 23