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Nevada’s October 2020 Economic Forum

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by Meredith Levine Nevada’s Economic Forum: Background The Economic Forum is a state-mandated panel that convenes periodically to submit revenue projections for the General Fund—Nevada’s major operating fund—to the Governor and the Legislature. It is a five-member committee drawn from the private sector, with three members selected by the Governor and one nominated by each… Read more

Improving Educational Attainment in the Silver State: A Look at the Silver State Opportunity Grant

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by Aubrie L. Bates Since the Great Recession, the Silver State has been undergoing a great economic transformation to make Nevada’s economy more resilient. Indeed, Nevada’s business-friendly tax structure and economic growth have attracted many global businesses, such as Tesla, Switch, Google, and Amazon, which are helping diversify our economy. However, this transformation toward a… Read more

Statewide Safe Schools Reopening Survey

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by Kenny Retzl, Ph.D., Don Soifer, and Jeanine Collins Nevada school districts, like districts across the nation, are creating school reopening plans for the fall. However, these plans make two (often unrecognized) assumptions. The first assumption is that teachers and school-based staff will be comfortable returning to the schools given the current COVID-19 public health… Read more

Statewide Safe Schools Reopening Survey: Clark County School District

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by Kenny Retzl, Ph.D., Don Soifer, and Jeanine Collins The Clark County School District, like districts across the nation, is creating a school reopening plan for the fall. However, these plans make two (often unrecognized) assumptions. The first assumption is that teachers and school-based staff will be comfortable returning to the schools given the current… Read more

Nevada’s June 2020 Economic Forum

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By Meredith Levine Nevada’s Economic Forum: Background The Economic Forum is a state-mandated panel that convenes periodically to submit revenue projections for the General Fund—Nevada’s major operating fund—to the Governor and the Legislature. The Economic Forum meets in December of even-numbered years to provide forecasts for the unrestricted revenue portion of the General Fund. That… Read more

Nevada’s Response to COVID-19: Roadmap to Recovery

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By Kayla Salehian For a PDF of this blog, see here: Guinn Center COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery Summary INTRODUCTION The coronavirus pandemic has necessitated an entirely different way of life for individuals in the United States and throughout the world. In a state whose economy is largely dependent upon tourism, travel, gaming, sporting events, and 24-hour… Read more

The Nevada 2020 Census Response Rate Tracker

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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

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[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

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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

The 2020 Census in Nevada Snapshot #8

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by Daniel Liden Motivation for Completing the Census The 2020 Census is here! The road to the 2020 census has been long and marked by controversy, particularly concerning the potential inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire (there is no citizenship question on the census questionnaire). Over the course of the past… Read more