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UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research to Host Midyear Update June 15

Event will offer a first look at CBER’s in-depth analysis of the local, regional, and national economies, and a forecast of what to expect for the rest of 2018.
Business and Community  |  May 30, 2018  |  By Megan Neri
Media Contact: Megan Neri (702) 895-3904;
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UNLV's Center for Business and Economic Research will host its Midyear Economic Update June 15. (UNLV Creative Services)


The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at UNLV will present its annual Midyear Economic Update conference June 15 at the M Resort Spa Casino.

Economist Stephen Miller, professor and director of CBER, will offer analysis of the local, regional, and national economies and present an economic update for the rest of 2018. In addition, John Restrepo, principal of RCG Economics, will drill down into the commercial real estate sector and present his expectations for the next six months.

The event, moderated by Vegas PBS’ Bruce Spotleson, will begin with a discussion about water issues in Southern Nevada. Dave Johnson, deputy general manager of engineering and operations at Southern Nevada Water Authority and Las Vegas Water District, and Nathan Allen, executive director of WaterStart, will present on innovation, water resource management, and sustainability within the region.


Friday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.


M Resort Spa Casino, Milan Ballroom
12300 South Las Vegas Blvd., Henderson


The event is open to the public. Registration is $95 per person through June 8 and $110 beginning June 9. The registration fee includes a copy of the CBER 2018 Midyear Economic Update and continental breakfast. Register online at or contact Peggy Jackman at (702) 895-3191 or .


Media are invited to attend. Members of the media are encouraged to request a credential before the conference by contacting Megan Neri at (702) 895-3904 or