Jamie Schwartz

Director of Industry and Business Engagement, UNLV Office of Economic Development
Expertise: Small business development, Business loans and grants, Macroeconomics and microeconomics, Brand repositioning, Inflation, Supply chain issues, Entrepreneurship and startups


Jamie Schwartz is the lead business advisor for the Small Business Development Center at UNLV. Located within the Office of Economic Development's Black Fire Innovation hub at the Harry Reid Research & Technology Park, the SBDC is part of a nationwide nonprofit that offers free, confidential assistance with business plans, loan and grant applications, and educational workshops to small businesses and startup entrepreneurs.

Schwartz has a background in business consulting, valuation analysis, financial analysis, banking, commercial real estate and business sales, and acquisitions. Prior to running a business strategy and valuation firm locally, she spent many years as a partner in a pharmaceutical research firm, specializing in business expansion, marketing, and new study acquisition.

The Las Vegas native's has spoken to media outlets on topics such as navigating supply chain issues and business closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, shopping small and local for Black Friday, and the impact of inflation on small businesses.


  • B.S., Business Management, UNLV

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Jamie Schwartz In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
Emily Johnson said she doesn’t know what to expect for Small Business Saturday, but with a 2-month-old clothing boutique in downtown Las Vegas, she heard it’s been called “Santa Saturday.”
K.L.A.S. T.V. 8 News Now
Throughout the next few days, the team at Humboldt Sweets will bake nearly 150 pumpkin cream and chocolate cream pies.
K.L.A.S. T.V. 8 News Now
The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and stores are offering discounts early this year.

Articles Featuring Jamie Schwartz

A man stocking shelfs at the food pantry
Campus News | December 8, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring research and accomplishment at UNLV.

man wearing mask holds an "open" business sign
Business and Community | October 12, 2021

UNLV Small Business Development Center offers lifeline to local companies and entrepreneurs navigating economic uncertainty.