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Old 08-16-2017, 05:24 PM
 
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What Kind of City will Las Vegas/Henderson be in 20 Years?

Will the Valley be more or less what it is now, but just more crowded? Older infrastructure and an aging city?

Centered around gambling and casinos, distribution warehouses and retail?

Will it become a retirement community with more senior citizens?

Low cost homes dominating the city and transients coming and going?

Or will Las Vegas/Henderson become a tech hub, a high tech city, another Silicon Valley, or perhaps a higher level entertainment/convention venue - surpassing New York City and Broadway?

Las Vegas will likely get more sports teams, population will increase, home prices will probably rise and traffic will increase.

Taxes may go up and crime may get worse...

Let's hope Las Vegas adopts the newest technology, good public transportation systems and embraces a free and open market for businesses to flourish.

UNLV will have to be become a world class University to supply the Valley with an educated labor force.

Where do you think Las Vegas will be in 20 years?
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:14 PM
 
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Casinos don't want or need an educated workforce. People who are smart enough to be angry about working their butts off for nothing. Same goes for retail and other service industry providers. Most university educated individuals expect to be paid a living wage and have benefits. And they don't want to work 2 or 3 jobs either. Actually it is much easier to get a McJob here if you take all the education off your resume. Most of those UNLV grads will have to leave the state to make a living.

Robots and self serve are going to cost us a lot of the jobs we have. I can see the casinos putting in self serve stations for drinks where you swipe your casino card or a debit card. And all restaurants except the really pricey ones will put order kiosks on your table and you go pick up your own food. And the cashiers will all be gone. Bartenders will be gone too.

Would love to see us become a tech hub because that would force wages up. You would think our tax structure would attract businesses but it doesn't. At least not in appreciable numbers. If we get Amazon here, of course it's a warehouse that pays zip, not a computer center/server farm, etc. Again odd because we have few natural disasters and that makes this a good place for high tech equipment. People want to live here at least partly because of the tax structure and the availability of entertainment but we don't have the jobs to support them. I had high hopes when Switch opened up but they don't seem to be growing or expanding. I hope we attract tech! That would be the best possible scenario.

I would be surprised if Las Vegas becomes the world's largest senior center. In 20 more years, half the boomers will be dead and the generations coming along behind them are smaller. The big wave of older people will be pretty much done.
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:21 PM
 
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Bio-Dome.
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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Casinos don't want or need an educated workforce. People who are smart enough to be angry about working their butts off for nothing. Same goes for retail and other service industry providers. Most university educated individuals expect to be paid a living wage and have benefits. And they don't want to work 2 or 3 jobs either. Actually it is much easier to get a McJob here if you take all the education off your resume. Most of those UNLV grads will have to leave the state to make a living.
Sad but true. Back when I got laid off and was willing to take whatever job I could find, I didn't get any call-backs from employers until I took my degrees off my resume. This is a city that thrives on stupid.
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:09 PM
 
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Going to agree with Yellowsnow on companies not wanting educated people. Companies want drones and yes-people; unfortunately, the city is still a juice one.

Where I disagree on is the kiosks for drinks, dealers, etc. It's been tried here with dealer kiosks for some time only to find out players want the tangible feeling of cards, dice, chips plus they want the "personal" touch that a kiosk can never give. If they were successful, casinos would have replaced traditional table games long ago. My casino 6 weeks ago took out 20 slots for a 3 in 1 interactive machine and it rarely gets played.

To the answer of the OP, I see overwhelming traffic due to lack of infrastructure. All one has to do is see that it took years of floods before deciding to put in a drainage system adequate enough to handle flooding. Vegas is a reactive city not a proactive one.
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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in 20 years there will be no humanity. machine will reign supreme.

best make the most of your life now while you still can.
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:31 PM
 
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in 20 years there will be no humanity. machine will reign supreme.

best make the most of your life now while you still can.
Not in Vegas. Even the machines know. There is nothing that taste as good as a drink provided by a nubile lady. And the human touch is required to separate the rube from his assets.
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:23 PM
 
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Hopefully more Conservative and no Liberals by then.
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:37 PM
 
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Will Las Vegas become a major US City, or remain a fringe metropolis?
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:41 AM
 
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Hopefully more Conservative and no Liberals by then.
It's that kind of one eyed thinking that has stunted the growth of Las Vegas and perhaps your own
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