Nevada Iowa Economic Development Council



LaVon Schiltz, Executive DirectorLaVon Schiltz serves as the Executive Director of Nevada Economic Development Council.

She manages new industrial and business recruitment and assists existing industries to grow and prosper. She was previously a business owner herself and has been a professional developer, both regionally and locally for the past twenty-four years in Iowa.

She works closely with the NEDC Board, City of Nevada officials, Iowa Department of Economic Development personnel and utility providers in developing incentive packages to fit individual companies’ needs. She has been a member of Professional Developers of Iowa since 1989.

“Nevada has been one of the best communities in which to be a developer,” Schiltz stated. “Nevada has a great centralized location for both rail and interstate transportation needs, Iowa State University within eight miles, the BECON Energy Research Center located in our industrial park and close driving distance to Des Moines and the Des Moines International airport. Most importantly, Nevada is a great supporter of industry. We work as a team to provide sites, infrastructure and incentives for companies, thus creating more opportunities for all Nevada citizens to enjoy a better quality of life.”
“I encourage companies who are considering expansion or relocation to contact us. I believe Nevada has much to offer to both small and large business.”

Contact Information:
LaVon Schiltz, Executive Director
Nevada Economic Development Council
P.O. Box 157
516 K Avenue
Suite 100
Nevada, IA 50201