Andrew Woods

Director, Center for Business and Economic Research
Expertise: Economic analysis, Public finance, Public policy, Financial management, Public affairs


Andrew Woods is the director of UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER). He brings over 15 years of public policy experience, most notably as a business and public affairs professional. Some of his research interests include strengthening research in education, transportation, workforce development, economic diversification, and other policy areas important to business and government.

Via a wide array of leadership positions in the public and private sectors, Woods has expertise in applying data and research to strengthen organizations and communities. Prior to joining UNLV in June 2021, he served as CEO of Woods Strategies, an economic analysis, financial management, and public affairs consulting firm. Projects included a research initiative detailing the importance of medical research to the well-being and growth of Nevada.

As director of CBER, Woods plans to increase the center's reach and reinforce its role as a trusted resource for business and economic information for the public. The center will continue to provide expertise on current and ongoing topics that are important to businesses and the community and will increase its output of high-quality academic research.

Woods is a regular contributor to media outlets, including Nevada Public Radio and a guest columnist for the Las Vegas Sun and The Nevada Independent.


  • M.A., Public Policy, The University of Chicago
  • B.A., Political Science and Economics, American University

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Las Vegas Review Journal
Nevada is currently leading the nation in job growth and experiencing an uptick in college-educated workers moving to Clark County in particular.
K.N.P.R. News
Las Vegas is growing. Stories say we’ll be at 5 million people by 2050, that 115 people are moving here a day, and Clark County is the number one destination for homeowners looking for a place to move. Now, cities progress through growth. But of course, we have our water issues. Maybe bigger than that, though, is our housing issue. We don’t have enough homes. For that matter, what’s the current real estate market look like? Are people still buying homes?
Las Vegas Review Journal
The Las Vegas Valley is the most searched place for relocating homebuyers in the nation, according to a new report.
Las Vegas Review Journal
Roughly 115 people are moving to Clark County every day, with the area’s population expected to surpass 3 million before 2050, according to a new report prepared by UNLV for local governments, putting extra pressure on a region already seeing a shortage of affordable housing.

Articles Featuring Andrew Woods

Graduation surprise
Campus News | August 1, 2023

News stories from the summer featuring UNLV students and faculty.

UNLV cheerleaders waving pom poms during football game
Business and Community | June 13, 2023

New report from Center for Business and Economic Research unveils impact of the emerging sports mecca’s transformation on Strip, Southern Nevada, and residents of all ages.

lithium mine pools with mountains in background
Research | November 29, 2022

With a rich store of lithium in our lands, the state has a chance to capitalize on the ever-growing demand for clean energy. Here’s how we can ensure this boom doesn’t go bust.