The outlines of the next American economy are coming into focus, yet the future remains uncertain in America’s metropolises. On April 5, Brookings Mountain West and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, hosted a forum to discuss ways the region can emerge as a competitive force in the global economy.
Bruce Katz, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, advanced a bold vision of the next American economy as it might take shape in southern Nevada.
Katz sketched a wide-ranging agenda for helping Las Vegas reclaim prosperity in the new era. Brian Greenspun, Brookings trustee and chairman of the Greenspun Corporation, opened the program and Robert Lang, Brookings Mountain West co-director, moderated a response discussion among local leaders.
Six Questions: A Vision for a New Economy
April 5, 2010 – Las Vegas Sun
A Q&A with Bruce Katz, where he describes his vision for southern Nevada’s next economy
Bruce Katz Interview (Audio)
April 5, 2010 – Nevada Public Radio’s “State of Nevada”
Katz appears on KNPR to give details on how Nevada can use existing economic strengths to help jumpstart a rebound
Innovation Touted as a Way Out of Recession
April 6, 2010 – Las Vegas Sun
An overview of the event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
A Taxing Problem
April 7, 2010 – Las Vegas Sun Editorial
A look at the challenges and constraints of potentially executing a shift to the next economy
Low-Carbon Exports Would Suit Nevada, Official Says
April 8, 2010 – Las Vegas Review-Journal
More coverage of the event