Our city was never designed as a dense, urban center. It was rural ranch land into which a transient industry (gaming/hospitality) was dropped. As we grow and evolve into a true metropolitan area with all the facets of a “real” city, educating people on the use of publicly programmed space and ensuring a more smooth transition as we go from horizontal living to a more vertical/dense experience will be crucial.
We need to work collectively, as a city, to improve education. They are our future yet we are ranked 49th in the nation.
I grew up here and there is so much more opportunity than meets the eye. Its reputation has gotten better in the past years but still has a ways to go. I think that Las Vegas will drastically change in the coming years due to the rapid growth in sports, new businesses and cannabis.
Dr. Mark Penn is the founding dean of College of Medicine for Roseman University of Health Sciences.
Education is always an area of opportunity for Southern Nevada. A great education system is fundamental for the challenges our community faces in the near future.
One big challenge is the lack of quality, skilled labor in Southern Nevada. With our fast-paced growth, a lot of employers are struggling to find qualified candidates to fill the many open positions that are required to manage and operate these large undertakings.
Q: How do you decompress after a hard week? A: Karaoke with friends! We love Ninja Karaoke, and all the fun new spots opening up on Main Street!
Tourism will decrease if a slowdown in the general economy moves forward over the next five years. This will affect expansion projects, new home construction and casino revenue — all of which have negative impacts on the economy of Las Vegas.
Q: What is the biggest challenge facing Las Vegas in the next five years? A: Ensuring that Las Vegas parents and children have the best possible education options.
Q: What is the biggest challenge facing Las Vegas in the next five years? A: Taking advantage of the current strong economy while also planning for economic downturns or a potential recession.