The drought and diminishing water levels of the Colorado River are a huge challenge. We need to find sustainable solutions to cut back on usage before it’s too late.
Prior to the pandemic, we know where Southern Nevada ranked nationally in education outcomes, workforce readiness, infrastructure, etc. Now, we have an opportunity to use unprecedented federal funds to completely change our region’s future. We must have the courage to make strategic long-term, people-based investments that for too long have been unattractive to our credit-seeking officials who want a quick win and Twitter press release.
We need to never to crouch in fear and to lean into our heritage of boldness to solve our community’s problems. Our best days are yet to come.
It goes without saying that we have a water shortage in Lake Mead, and if that cannot be solved soon that will be our valley’s biggest issue. Future development and the valley’s expansion are dependent on our elected officials finding a way to get our share of the water coming out of the Colorado River.
In consideration of all of the events experienced over the last couple of years, we believe that Nevadans have already begun to re-emerge stronger, hopeful and more informed than before.
We get tens of thousands of people moving here to enjoy our tax structure and culture. We have to ensure it doesn’t make it difficult for our existing residents to live and work here.
Education. The struggle is real, the challenges are complicated, and kids need all hands on deckand egos out the door.
I think one of the biggest challenges Nevada faces is with our education system. Schools are struggling to find quality teachers and enough of them to support the youth in our community. We, of course, want the best for our local youth and students, so I’m hopeful over the next few years they will be able to attract great teachers and see an improvement in our education system.
While we are seeing exponential growth throughout all of Las Vegas, I believe some of the biggest challenges facing Las Vegas are water, education and medicine.
No doubt coming from the hospitality industry and now working in hospitality technology, human resources are our biggest challenge — finding qualified people to fill open positions. COVID has been the catalyst for hospitality companies to really rethink their technology stacks and layer in solutions that will grow with them. At UrVenue, we are busier than ever and continue to look for promising candidates to fill our open positions.