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Reclaiming Prosperity: Repositioning Southern Nevada for the Next Economy

Bruce Katz
Vice President, Brookings Institution
Founding Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program
Presented April 5, 2010

The outlines of the next American economy are coming into focus, yet the future remains uncertain in Southern Nevada as America's newest metropolis labors through a major recession. It is time therefore to get back on track and begin laying the foundation for a new and more durable kind of growth in metropolitan Las Vegas and across the Intermountain West. To help with that, urban visionary Bruce Katz advanced a powerful depiction of the next American economy in a major UNLV lecture and articulated a bold agenda for helping Las Vegas reclaim prosperity in the new era.

Following Katz's remarks, UNLV Director of Brookings Mountain West, Robert Lang reflected on the presentation and led a panel discussion among local leaders.