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Tourism & Gaming


Industry and Workforce Overview

With the star power of Las Vegas and the diversity of natural settings, Hospitality and Tourism is the state’s iconic consumption-oriented industry and a major economic engine that creates tens of thousands of jobs for Nevadans.

Given its leadership, Nevada is focused on leveraging its intellectual capital in hospitality, tourism and related leisure services to diversify the traditionally service-oriented industry into higher-value and innovative activities that would create higher-skill and higher-paying jobs, expand the state’s exports, and even open up new opportunities for IT-based activities.

Central to that goal, the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, ranks as one of the country’s top two college hospitality programs. The school’s faculty has written more than 30 textbooks that are used in hospitality programs all over the world.

With more than 150,000 hotel rooms, Las Vegas is the ideal living laboratory for the study of hospitality. Programs include hotel administration; culinary arts and beverage management; service, lodging and resort management; recreation; professional golf management; meetings and events management; and sports and leisure services.

The research institutes, centers, journals and data collections of the College of Hotel Administration make it a trusted resource of hospitality and gaming information that people and governments draw on as they research the best policies and practices for their states or countries.

Key industries

Aerospace & Defense

The global trade and investment programs are aimed at both assisting Nevada businesses to begin or expand activities in international markets and also attracting foreign investment to the state.

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Health

The global trade and investment programs are aimed at both assisting Nevada businesses to begin or expand activities in international markets and also attracting foreign investment to the state.

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Information Technology

With an unparalleled digital infrastructure, low rating for natural disasters, and an abundance of traditional and green power sources, Nevada is emerging as an advanced center for information technology businesses.

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Manufacturing & Logistics

With excellent logistics infrastructure and just one day’s drive to Pacific Rim ports and more than 60 million consumers, manufacturing represents a dynamic and growing segment of Nevada’s economy.

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Mining

Nevada’s unparalleled mineral wealth continues to be an essential sector in the state’s economy thanks to world-class deposits of gold, silver, lithium and other resources.

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Natural Resource Technologies

From diverse agriculture to abundant solar, wind and geothermal energy to a growing water tech community, Nevada is rich in natural resources and the expertise to manage them.

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Tourism & Gaming

With the star power of Las Vegas and spectacular natural settings, Nevada tourism and gaming are the industry standard and the center of global thought leadership for the sector.

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