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The Las Vegas Valley encompasses about 7,930 square miles of area, bordered by Hoover Dam, Nellis Air Force Base, and the beautiful Spring Mountain range.
As the largest city in the state, Las Vegas does not disappoint with exclusive amenities and advantages of a major metropolitan center. Culture and the arts, higher education, leading research institutions, and major healthcare facilities are all available. At the same time, just a few minutes from the glittering entertainment of the Las Vegas Strip takes you to one of many neighborhoods, some of which horses are still permitted, offering the casual warmth of the Old West. This oscillating and glistening nightlife has earned our city the title of “Entertainment Capital of the World.”
Las Vegas is a city like no other in the nation. Throughout the last decade of the 20th century, the Las Vegas Valley exploded with residential development, jobs created and economic activity. If you ask a new resident to name one of their favorite things about our town, the number one answer is always "NO state income tax!" In fact, the corporate world is exempt from many taxes that other states impose. When you consider the desirability of the Las Vegas Valley as a place to live, play, work, and carry on business; it is no surprise that this region is one of the fastest growing in the nation.
The Clark County School District is the 5th-largest school system in the nation and one of the the Las Vegas Valley's largest employers. Clark County is also home to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) among other educational institutions.
School Reports for Clark County School District are available courtesy of School Match. Nevada Annual Reports of Accountability are available courtesy of the Nevada Department of Education
Parks and Recreation
Nevada is a great state to explore and Clark County has some of its richest offerings. Popular local regional parks include Sunset and Desert Breeze, while the Clark County Shooting Range and the 2,900-acre Wetlands Park are also popular. Southern Nevada is also blessed with the stunningly beautiful Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Valley of Fire State Park and the majestic, snow capped peaks of Mount Charleston State Park. Meanwhile, Lake Mead National Recreation Area is another rich resource, about which one can find information on the National Park Service pages.
Major Industries and Commercial Activity
Tourism drives the economy in Las Vegas, with a record 39.2 million people visiting the city in 2012. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the these visitors infused a staggering $40 billion into the Las Vegas economy. The total number of hotel rooms is predicted to top 151,200 by the end of 2013!
One of the most exciting and welcome changes is the revitalization of Las Vegas' downtown area, fueled by the move of shoe giant ZAPPOS.com to their new facility in the old Las Vegas City Hall. The ZAPPOS relocation brought thousands of young professionals downtown daily adding a fresh, new vibe to this historic area. Click below for a glimpse of some of the innovative and exciting changes going on downtown.
Incentive Programs for New and Existing Companies
To encourage industrial development, the Las Vegas business community works in cooperation with the state of Nevada to provide various incentives through minimal taxation, vocational training programs, no-cost site location services, special loan plans, and limited liability protection. The city is a foreign trade zone, making it an attractive foreign business destination.
In addition to Nevada's business friendly tax structure, the state offers several programs to aggressively attract new business. In addition, there is a renewed interest in companies that are looking to escape recent tax increases in other states, such as California, New York, etc. Several tax abatement and tax deferral programs exist, as well as renewable energy abatement, industrial development bonds, global trade program, community development block grants, and others.
Job training programs
The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation offers job training programs to both employers and job seekers, including applicant recruitment and screening, tax credit benefits, training programs and career enhancement programs, and labor market information. The Train Employees Now (TEN) program, administered by the State of Nevada Commission on Economic Development, helps new and expanding firms by providing intensive skills-based training programs tailored to the company's needs. The TEN program utilizes training providers such as local businesses and community colleges. Other programs exist through the area's educational institutions.
The 1990s saw major developments in the casino/resort area, with 18 new venues alone built in the last two years of the century, many themed after famous cities throughout the world. The race to build the most outrageous casino/resort in Las Vegas may be never-ending, but the area's more established resorts are quick to follow suit with expansions to match. Current projects include MGM Resorts International's $100 million renovation of the promenade, a $400 million dollar transformation of the Sahara Casino and the $550 million Linq retail, dining and entertainment project to name a few.
At any given time in Las Vegas, planned community developments are in various construction phases. Summerlin, one such community along the western rim of the Las Vegas Valley, is a master planned community that has often been imitated in many areas of the country. At 22,500 acres and with 16 separate villages each with its own major park, golf course, and schools, Summerlin will continue to grow with new homes and residents until approximately 2020.
McCarran International Airport handles more than 800,000 pounds of arriving and departing cargo annually; the airport's Air Cargo Center offers cargo storage and handling services in a designated Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). Other warehousing and support services are available, including package support and U.S. customs service. More than 50 motor freight carriers serve Southern Clark County, which is the hub of an extensive transportation network serviced by three highway corridors consisting of Interstate 15, U.S. Highway 95, and U.S. Highway 93. Union Pacific Railroad runs northeast/southwest through the county.
Cost of Living
Nevada's low taxes make everything else cheaper: wages, rents, and energy costs. The average rent of a two bedroom apartment at the end of 2012 was approximately $752 per month.