Location

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Start Date

7-1-2011 8:30 AM

End Date

7-1-2011 4:30 PM

Description

Nevada 2.0: New Economies for a Sustainable Future was held on January 7, 2011, to explore opportunities to diversify Nevada’s economy by examining similar efforts in nearby states. It included presentations by guest speakers from Salt Lake City, Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas, as well as interactive panel discussions with Nevada business and political leaders to hone in on the next steps Nevada should take to move forward on new business expansion. For years, Nevadans have understood the need to diversify the state’s economy beyond tourism, construction, and mining. Yet, Nevada enjoyed an extended boom from simply enlarging its base economy. As recently as 2007, the state was booming as it had been for decades. The Great Recession impacted Nevada more than any other state. As consumer spending plummeted and the housing bubble burst, Nevada’s tourist and construction industries sharply contracted. The state is left with the highest unemployment rate in the U.S. and the biggest share of distressed homeowners. Clearly, Nevada must quickly identify and nurture new economic drivers. This conference brought together more than 400 key players for a comparative analysis of Nevada’s business opportunities. It starts a bigger conversation that will help Nevada outline the strategic investments, improved capacities, and policy changes needed to develop and sustain a vastly more diversified state economy.

Disciplines

Business | Economics | Education | Growth and Development | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Urban Studies and Planning

Language

English

Comments

See additional files for speaker biographies, registrants, event sponsor logos, and media coverage.

NV20_Speakers_1-7-2011.pdf (199 kB)
Speaker biographies

NV20_Registrants_1-7-2011.pdf (154 kB)
List of registered attendees

NV20_SponsorLogos_1-7-2011.pdf (122 kB)
Event sponsor logos

NV20_MediaCoverage_1-7-2011.pdf (119 kB)
Media coverage

 
Jan 7th, 8:30 AM Jan 7th, 4:30 PM

Nevada 2.0 program and speakers

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Nevada 2.0: New Economies for a Sustainable Future was held on January 7, 2011, to explore opportunities to diversify Nevada’s economy by examining similar efforts in nearby states. It included presentations by guest speakers from Salt Lake City, Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas, as well as interactive panel discussions with Nevada business and political leaders to hone in on the next steps Nevada should take to move forward on new business expansion. For years, Nevadans have understood the need to diversify the state’s economy beyond tourism, construction, and mining. Yet, Nevada enjoyed an extended boom from simply enlarging its base economy. As recently as 2007, the state was booming as it had been for decades. The Great Recession impacted Nevada more than any other state. As consumer spending plummeted and the housing bubble burst, Nevada’s tourist and construction industries sharply contracted. The state is left with the highest unemployment rate in the U.S. and the biggest share of distressed homeowners. Clearly, Nevada must quickly identify and nurture new economic drivers. This conference brought together more than 400 key players for a comparative analysis of Nevada’s business opportunities. It starts a bigger conversation that will help Nevada outline the strategic investments, improved capacities, and policy changes needed to develop and sustain a vastly more diversified state economy.

https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/nv2_conf/2011/jan07/1