Phoenix has in recent years become a city where higher education, biomedical research and mass transit have become a focus for state and local leaders. With the development of a light rail system and world class university research the Phoenix area has diversified its economy after years, much like Las Vegas, of being reliant on growth as an economic driver. Michael Squires of the Las Vegas Sun recently wrote an article highlighting how Phoenix was forced to evolve economically because it didn't have an industry like gaming to rely on. Michael Squires and Barry Broome, CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council will join us and we take your phone calls and emails on whether Las Vegas should try and be another Phoenix.
Michael Squires, Asst Managing Ed, LV Sun