The Future Of Las Vegas Leans On Education
(Las Vegas, NV) — Trying to recruit new business to Nevada is not as easy as you may think.
Aside from the wonderful climate, low cost of living and the exciting lifestyle there are other obstacles that possible employees may face.
Maybe the most important question that people have before moving to Las Vegas is the quality of public education. Nevada has struggled with massive budget cuts in the past two legislative sessions.
Bryan Sorrentino is a realtor in Las Vegas and told KXNT when he recruits prospective employees, there are questions that always come up. “Where can they see their kids in the future and how will they fit in. Are you going to be ok with having your kids locate into this market? Are they gonna be ok going to school?”
The Clark County has had to cut tens of millions of dollars in recent years and that weighs heavily on people thinking of moving to Clark County.
However in recent years, the number of students leaving Nevada after high school has increased, whether it is due to tuition-hikes or programs that are no longer available.
UNLV President Neil Smatresk believes that will come to a halt as the university grows.
“Las Vegas has become an entrepreneur hotbed. It is one of the new high-tech boom areas. Take creativity, take technology and mash them up and you are going to have something exciting that will reflect our city. Stay here. Be an entrepreneur. Build your life, build your business.”
Education as well as business leaders continue to say that if education does not become a priority, it may become harder to recruit business to Nevada.