Cracking the Code on STEM: A People Strategy for Nevada’s Economy

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Nevada has in place a plausible economic diversification strategy—and it’s beginning to work. Now, the state and its regions need to craft a people strategy.

Specifically, the state needs to boost the number of Nevadans who possess at least some postsecondary training in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or math—the so-called “STEM” disciplines.

Aimed at focusing the state at a critical moment, this analysis speaks to Nevada’s STEM challenge by providing a new assessment of Nevada’s STEM economy and labor market as well as a review of actions that leaders throughout the state—whether in the public, private, civic, or philanthropic sectors—can take to develop a workforce capable of supporting continued growth through economic diversification.

Policy Memos

Strengthening STEM education and workforce training requires concerted efforts on the part of the public and civic sectors alike. These memos provide additional detail (including implementation specifics and budgetary impact) so that leaders can take action on key recommendations advanced in “Cracking the Code on STEM.”