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Brookings Mountain West is a partnership between UNLV and the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution. The purpose of Brookings Mountain West is to bring the Brookings tradition of high-quality, independent, and impactful research to the issues facing the dynamic and fast-growing Intermountain West region. Building upon work at Brookings and UNLV, our community engagement and research initiatives focus on helping metropolitan areas like Las Vegas grow in robust, inclusive, and sustainable ways. Brookings Mountain West provides a platform to bring ideas and expertise together to enhance public policy discussions at the local, state, and regional level.

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"I Voted" stickers
Jan. 5, 2021
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.
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Jan. 4, 2021
Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.

Brookings Mountain West In the News

KNPR News
Jan. 6, 2021

Two UNLV professors find little to like about a Pahrump attorney's call to create a new state out of rural Nevada--excluding Clark County and Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Jan. 4, 2021

The 2020 census will not add a congressional seat to Nevada’s delegation, but steady population growth and increased representation for neighboring states forecast the possibility of greater political influence in the near future.

Las Vegas Sun
Dec. 28, 2020

Empty stages. Spotlights collecting dust. The fate of live entertainment in Las Vegas, one of the city’s most prominent industries, is yet again a high wire act.

Nevada Current
Dec. 23, 2020

The complex Nevada economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession can be explained by one letter of the alphabet – the letter K. The “K-shaped recovery” describes how white-collar jobs are able to prosper during the COVID-19 pandemic, while blue-collar workers are forced out of the labor market or subjected to unsafe working conditions for minimal compensation. Those on the upper half of a K distribution recover at a much quicker pace than those on the lower half. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, sectors on the upper half of the K include technology, retail, and software services; sectors on the lower half include hospitality, travel, and food services.

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