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Old 04-11-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV USA, Earth, Sol
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Reinvent Las Vegas

In this day and age it is not enough to be a leader in the Entertainment Industry as well as the Gaming & Hospitality Industry but to me something that gives back to the world in a positive way as well!

We who live in Las Vegas Nevada know we have an abundance of Sunshine, Wind and hot lands.

Isnt it obvious that we should be one of the world leaders in Sustainable Energy and Building Design working and improving on these concepts and giving people around the world yet another reason to visit us and tour our research facilities.

Research facilities that can be held at and spnosored by the Casinos further drawing visitors to Las Vegas and it's Hotels.

Oh, and a State Lottery certainly couldnt hurt. Look at that big win in California! Tickets could be sold only at Casinos so they and the state would be happy sharing in the revenues.

Do you agree?
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV USA, Earth, Sol
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I remember watching a show years ago where scientists were trying to use microwaves to stream energy from one place to another without energy loss.

Imagine if we could come up with such a technology or team up with someone who has and offer our solar technologoy to the world, making Las Vegas The Place to visit to see examples of the lastest Sustainable Energy Tech to benefit the world and boosting the income f Nevada!
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Reno
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This type of thinking is fine, however when it turns into "the government outta do something" things will turn out for the worst in the end.

The usual way to 'reinvent' a city is for the government to do it by stealing money from the productive taxpayers and passing it out in the form of subsidies to try and effect the desired outcome. This never works in the long run, ever.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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We already have the world's largest solar energy array just over the hill in Boulder City with more to come. People don't seem to realize this, but all the hotels here with all their high tech make Las Vegas an IT haven. Zappos is taking over downtown and is already drawing in other high tech companies. And, we are fast becoming a site for medical tourism, believe it or not. As far as economic diversity, we are a leading retail market, besides being the most popular hospitality provider on earth. And sooner or later the construction industry will boom again. Nevada in general, and Las Vegas in particular, is an attractive place to live and do business, but we have a created stigma to overcome that has been created by our own successful marketing. So the question is, do you really want to screw with what has been so enormously successful over the past 75 years, or do you want to create a version of Las Vegas that you only think will make us all look better to those who don't matter anyway?

Las Vegas has been doing so well over the past 75 or so years that it attracted all of you here. So why do all the newbies who come here to get away from areas that can't hold a candle to Las Vegas always want to change it and bring in the mistakes of the place they just had to get away from?

And whether or not you can put words to it, you came here to get away from government interference in your lives. Our libertarian ways in Nevada are what makes Nevada unique and a better place to live than any other state. Although thanks to the invasion of "liberalism?" (socialism?) throughout the country we are starting to lose our freedoms as well.

We should put the words on our State flag, "Nevada is already the best so leave it alone."
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Lex takes many forms.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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We already have the world's largest solar energy array just over the hill in Boulder City with more to come. People don't seem to realize this, but all the hotels here with all their high tech make Las Vegas an IT haven. Zappos is taking over downtown and is already drawing in other high tech companies. And, we are fast becoming a site for medical tourism, believe it or not. As far as economic diversity, we are a leading retail market, besides being the most popular hospitality provider on earth. And sooner or later the construction industry will boom again. Nevada in general, and Las Vegas in particular, is an attractive place to live and do business, but we have a created stigma to overcome that has been created by our own successful marketing. So the question is, do you really want to screw with what has been so enormously successful over the past 75 years, or do you want to create a version of Las Vegas that you only think will make us all look better to those who don't matter anyway?

Las Vegas has been doing so well over the past 75 or so years that it attracted all of you here. So why do all the newbies who come here to get away from areas that can't hold a candle to Las Vegas always want to change it and bring in the mistakes of the place they just had to get away from?

And whether or not you can put words to it, you came here to get away from government interference in your lives. Our libertarian ways in Nevada are what makes Nevada unique and a better place to live than any other state. Although thanks to the invasion of "liberalism?" (socialism?) throughout the country we are starting to lose our freedoms as well.

We should put the words on our State flag, "Nevada is already the best so leave it alone."
As someone with a MS in Comp Sci and in the process of being relo'd out (after relocating in 5 years ago), I respectfully disagree.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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As someone with a MS in Comp Sci and in the process of being relo'd out (after relocating in 5 years ago), I respectfully disagree.
I'm sure you know more about it than I do, but according to an "expert" on the subject from UNLV that was interviewed by JR the other day, on 3, it is true. And I've suspected it for a long time.

Two of my best friends became a millionaires by starting a well known local company in the early 70s that relies on computers for what they do. They invented a lot of high tech stuff as they went along. They sold it a couple of years ago for a buzzillion dollars and retired. Now that company is owned by another internationally known high tech company.

That's just one relatively small business that was copied by several other local companies, and a "new" industry started right here in Las Vegas by two regular po'boys. It has now expanded world wide.

But the guy from UNLV was talking about the probably hundreds of thousands of computers known as slot/poker machines, and the fact that we have the most hotel rooms of any city, 11 of the 14 largest hotels in the world, and the computer technology it takes to be the leading industry in entertainment (just look at the computer driven lighting/sound/pyrotechnics/special effects in one show), and just about everything else that we do in Las Vegas better than anyone else ...that takes a lot of computers.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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I see why you would think that. That's what I thought when I came out here and there are success stories like the one you've cited but go onto dice.com or monster and search IT jobs and compare them to LA, SD, SF or even Phoenix. While typing this, I followed my own advice. I put in the major southwest cities into dice without any other criteria and got:

8712 tech jobs in San Francisco
4661 tech jobs in Los Angeles
1137 tech jobs in San Diego

If that's an unfair comparison, then
1268 tech jobs in Phoenix

What about Vegas?
208 tech jobs in Las Vegas
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I assume that these figures are job openings.....if so that means that all of OUR IT techs are employed
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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I assume that these figures are job openings.....if so that means that all of OUR IT techs are employed
and there will be another software engineer position open in 3 weeks!

Yes, those are open jobs. I can't narrow down IT unemployment in those areas, but normal unemployment is:

8.1% - San Francisco
8.2% - Phoenix
9.3% - San Diego
12.5% - Las Vegas
13.3% - Los Angeles

Vegas is down 3% from the end of last year. Not bad.

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