With a looming recession, rising interest rates, a tight labor market, and skyrocketing prices of consumer goods, Southern Nevadans are bracing themselves for what’s next without a clear roadmap of what the economy will look like in the next week, let alone the next year.
Economic diversification has long been highlighted as the solution to building a stronger, more resilient economy. During UNLV’s Fall Outlook on Nov. 17, economists from the Lee Business School’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and a panel of experts will explore whether the fast-growing clean energy industry can be a catalyst to help diversify Southern Nevada’s economy, and they’ll tackle other pressing questions:
- How has Nevada fared in the two years since the pandemic began?
- Will Southern Nevada experience a recession in the coming months?
- What would an economically diversified Las Vegas look like?
- What industries are likely to help diversify the economy while also strengthening the existing leisure and hospitality industries?
Clean Energy Ecosystem Panel
Tina Quigley, president and CEO of LVGEA, will moderate a panel of experts who will explore the opportunities and challenges in the clean energy industry as a catalyst for diversifying our economy. Panelists include:
- Jim Hodge, VP of Power Source, Lithion Battery Inc.
- Katie Ellet, President, Air Liquide Hydrogen Energy & Mobility, North America
- Howard Trott, CEO, ARES North America
- Lisa Levine, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation
CBER’s Economic Forecast
CBER’s U.S. and Southern Nevada forecasts for 2023 and 2024 will be presented by Andrew Woods and Stephen Miller. Ken Heck, CEO of Heck Wealth Management, will moderate.
The event will be held from 7:30 to 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, November 17 at the Strip View Pavilion inside the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV. For tickets and additional event details, visit the CBER website.
Media: Media wishing to obtain event credentials can contact Megan Neri, communications director for Lee Business School, at email@example.com or (702) 895-3904.