Ugo Rondinone, Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2016
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The Proposed Budget Reserves Process for State Funding in Nevada

In response to the economic impact of COVID-19 on Nevada’s budget, Governor Steve Sisolak sent a memo in April 2020 to State agencies noting that actual state revenue will not meet previous projected revenue projections and that he is examining the necessity of recommending budget reserves. In practice, these budget reserves are recommended budget cuts… Read more

What the CARES Act Means for Nevada’s Families and Businesses

In March 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted into law in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At $2 trillion, it is one of the largest relief packages in U.S. history. It aims to shore up the economy and provide relief to families facing economic hardship due to the downturn… Read more

COVID-19 and the Impact of Recession on the Economy and Housing in Nevada

This policy brief examines the impact of recessions on the economy, broadly speaking, and on housing more specifically. By looking at metrics for Nevada following 9/11 and the 2007-2009 recession, or the Great Recession, we hope to provide insight into the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. See here for full report:


Small Businesses and the CARES Act PPP Assistance

In addition to aid provided to individuals and families, the CARES Act offers significant assistance to small businesses and nonprofits. Included in the federal aid package is $349 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is earmarked for loans to small businesses, including nonprofits, to cover costs associated with maintaining their workforce.This program will… Read more

Nevada’s Digital Divide

To better understand how significant the digital divide is for Nevada’s K-12 students, the Guinn Center analyzed data from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS). See here for infographic in English (as PDF): Guinn Center Digital Divide Infographic2 See here for infographic in English (as PDF): Guinn Center Digital Divide Infographic Spanish… Read more

Nevada’s Personal Care Aide Workforce

Health care workers are among those on the front lines of response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among this group of workers, personal care aides are among those most vulnerable to risk of exposure. This infographic provides some data on the personal care aide workforce in Nevada. See here for links to pdf versions. Guinn Center PCAs… Read more

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The Nevada 2020 Census Response Rate Tracker

by Daniel Liden The U.S. Census Bureau started inviting households to participate in the 2020 census in mid-March and releasing daily 2020 census self-response rates in late March. Since then, we have been keeping a close eye on the self-response rates in Nevada. In addition to posting self-response rates on the Guinn Center social media… Read more

Hospitality Marketing: Roadmap-To-Recovery Post-Pandemic

[As our community addresses the impacts of COVID-19 and immediate response efforts, the Guinn Center will be looking ahead and supporting conversations and ideas about our recovery. We invite contributions from individuals with different perspectives.] by Tracee Nalewak-Giraldo, Partner, The Wieland Group, Guest Contributor Hospitality Marketing: Roadmap-To-Recovery Post-Pandemic There is no doubt we are living… Read more

Education in the Time of COVID-19

by Kenneth J. Retzl Many of us at the Guinn Center, like many families across Nevada, have children that have been affected by the recent school closures. On March 19th, Governor Steve Sisolak ordered K-12 schools closed until April 16th. In the same directive, the governor stated all school districts must provide distance learning opportunities… Read more


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