About Laughlin Economic Development Corporation
The Laughlin Economic Development Corporation is a 501(C)3 non-profit whose mission/vision is to attract -- and keep growing -- businesses, industries, and housing providers that Laughlin needs, and for which we know our existing residents and visitors can support, in our collaborative venture between civic and business leaders in Laughlin to promote the improvement of the health, welfare, and quality of life for our residents and visitors through steady, sustainable, economic growth as we add to our economic bases of retirement living and gambling-based tourism.
Fortunately, the Retirement Base is strong and the residential community is financially sound. In fact, the residential and commercial sectors -- excluding the casino resorts -- make up well over half the total taxable value of Laughlin. Thus the strong residential community with stable property values, coupled with available commercial buildings and land, allows for a steady development to serve the growing population now estimated to exceed 10,000 full-timers.
The LEDC provides assistance to renewable energy companies looking to develop their projects. Given Laughlin's history as an energy-producing community, and the transmission infrastructure with available capacity to transmit power, international companies are trying to capitalize on the advantages of Laughlin's sun-savoring slopes, especially for solar panel generation.