Economic Development

NV Energy's Economic Development Department

NV Energy is in the ideal position to assist companies wishing to relocate or expand an existing business in Nevada. Our team of experts can assist you with all your needs from facilities to financing...from transportation to taxation. Our full-service, one-stop Economic Development Department offers everything a client needs to make a seamless, near effortless move. We work closely with state and regional development authorities, the public and private sectors and with Nevada's real estate brokers.

These relationships allow us to offer the most up-to-date selection assistance, including information on utilities, buildings, transportation, training programs, markets, the state's tax structure, labor force, financing and anything else that might be helpful to the client. And, of course, all inquiries are kept confidential.

NV Energy's Economic Development Department is your resource for relocation and business expansion information. We can assist you with site selection, labor force issues, training programs, Nevada's tax advantages, financing, and any other information you may need about living and working in Nevada.


Jeff Brigger

Jeff Brigger

Jeff Brigger is the Economic Development Manager for NV Energy’s Economic Development Department.  He directs and manages the business, planning, development, implementation and marketing of statewide growth strategies and economic development programs for NV Energy. 

As the former NV Energy Economic Development Executive, Jeff worked to attract new business and industry to northern Nevada and was the company’s liaison to rural economic development agencies. Prior to that Jeff worked as the Business Development Manager for the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), he worked to recruit new businesses to the area and assisted existing companies in expanding their business interests in northern Nevada.  He was also with McKee Foods Corporation for 16 years, working in California, Oregon, Washington and finally Nevada as the District Sales Manager for northern Nevada and northeastern California.

Jeff has a a Master’s of Business Administration from Marylhurst University in Oregon.   He also sits on, the Western Nevada College Foundation Board, the Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority board, is an associate member of the Western Nevada Development District (WNDD), and is the former board chair of Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB).

Jeff Brigger
Economic Development Manager
6100 Neil Road
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: 775.834.3716
Mobile: 775.354.8810
E-mail: jbrigger@nvenergy.com
Connect with Jeff: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter


Arnold Lopez

Arnold LopezArnold Lopez III is NV Energy’s Economic Development Executive and has lived in Southern Nevada since 1968. Both he and his wife are proudly raising their six native Nevadans.

In his 25+ years with NV Energy he has held various technical and managerial positions in the generation, conservation, and distribution of electrical energy. In his current position, Arnold works directly with both economic development and redevelopment agencies attracting new business and rebuilding aging neighborhoods in southern Nevada. He is a graduate of UNLV where he studied both engineering and chemistry.  He has also completed graduate course work in both engineering and management.

Arnold is active on several boards, civic and professional organizations.  They include the President of the Henderson Development Association, Henderson Chamber of Commerce Board (Federal Issues, Education committee), NLV Chamber of Commerce (Leadership Curriculum Chair) and Foundation Board, Nevada Development Association (Government and Utility Liaison Committee), NAIOP (Education, Programs, Government Affairs committees), Urban Land Institute (Executive Committee and Programs), College of Southern Nevada- FOCUS (Facility Operator Certification on Utility Systems ) program founder and instructor and a member of NV Energy’s Volunteer Council.

Arnold Lopez
Economic Development Executive
6226 West Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: 702.402.5225
E-mail: alopez@nvenergy.com
Connect with Arnold: LinkedIn


Johnny Hargrove

Johnny HargroveJohnny Hargrove is a third generation Nevadan with deep roots in the Reno area. As a youngster the streets of Reno and the shores of the Truckee River provided the fertile ground for a lifelong love and appreciation of the Truckee Meadows.

He is the second of eight siblings and enjoys the excitement and drama that comes with a large family.  He is married to Susan and thoroughly wrapped around the finger of his beautiful daughter Chante.

 

Johnny has worked for NV Energy (previously Sierra Pacific Power Company) for the past 38 years in a wide variety of positions, most recently in Major Accounts. 

 

He prides himself in providing superior customer service at every opportunity and looks forward to having the opportunity to help sell the place he grew up in, a place that he calls home, a place that he loves, home truly does means Nevada to him.

 

Johnny Hargrove
Economic Development Executive
6100 Neil Rd
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: 775.834.5212

Mobile: 775.813.5212
E-mail: jhargrove@nvenergy.com


Cheree Boteler

Cheree BotelerCheree Boteler is the Senior Economic Development Marketing Specialist at NV Energy.  She is responsible for the content on NV Energy's Economic Development website, Nevada Site Locator (a comprehensive GIS based database of buildings and land available in Nevada), NV Energy Economic Development social media sites and all NV Energy Economic Development marketing collateral. In 2015, she launched the Opportunity Nevada collaborative marketing initiative and is currently responsible for all digital marketing for this initiative.

Cheree is a native Nevadan with two children and is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno.

Cheree is a 2009 graduate of the Leadership Reno Sparks program, past chair of the Leadership Reno Sparks Alumni Association, co-chair of the Leadership Reno Sparks Class of 2016 and serves on the Leadership Reno Sparks Council.  She serves on the Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network Board of Directors and chairs the Marketing Committee.  She serves on the Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities Planning Committee as the chair of the Marketing Committee.  She is a member of Renown's Emerging Media Committee and Northern Nevada's Women in Technology. She volunteers within the community for a diverse group of charities.

Cheree Boteler
Senior Economic Development Marketing Specialist
6100 Neil Rd.
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: 775.834.3755

Mobile: 775.527.9833
E-mail: caboteler@nvenergy.com
Connect with Cheree: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram