Welcome to the new Las Vegas PERSPECTIVE!
At LVGEA, we believe economic development is a team sport that benefits greatly from informed opinion, focused research and community polling.
Our team of business and community leaders can only be successful when we execute a plan based on accurate information and thoughtful analysis. So, to help our team play at the highest possible level, we’re reimagining and rebooting a research brand that has served our community well for 34 years, the Las Vegas PERSPECTIVE.
The new Las Vegas PERSPECTIVE will build upon the research you’ve come to know and love by adding new digital publications, economic forecasting, community development data, market comparisons, content from respected community leaders, an all-new launch event and much, much more. In short, our goal is to position the new PERSPECTIVE as Southern Nevada’s premier source for community and economic development information, analysis and forecasting.
We selected education as the theme for our first, quarterly PERSPECTIVE UPDATE e-newsletter because of the broad and significant impact our education system has on economic development. During 2014, skilled workforce availability and confidence in our education system was the single biggest relocation obstacle cited by companies as they evaluated our market. Yet, our community seems to be at a tipping point. Governor Sandoval has recently introduced legislation that could deliver meaningful change, and community support, as referenced in the below polling, seems strong during the early days of the legislative session.
In order for our community to achieve its economic development aspirations, we need an education system that delivers the workers we need to be competitive for high-wage jobs and employers. Over the next decade, I believe our ability to provide highly skilled, STEM-educated workers will be one of the most important keys to our economic development success. From my PERSPECTIVE, it’s just that simple.