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University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Announces Office Of Economic Development
University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Announces Office Of Economic Development

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AIR DATE: September 19, 2012

UNLV recently announced the formation of a new Office of Economic Development. It's part of the university's continued effort to connect emerging research with business and help spur economic recovery in Nevada. We talk with the leaders of the office to find out exactly how it will help the region's economy.
 
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Tom Piechota, Interim VP, Research and Graduate Studies

 

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    Every study I'm aware of shows that qualified workers re-locate to be near businesses, NOT that businesses locate in certain areas because there are qualified workers there; the far more important considerations for most businesses are specific infrastructure needs and taxes. This "office" is just another of UNLV's propaganda ploys to con the public into believing that UNLV is a great research university (which it's NOT). And, I guarantee that this ridiculous program costs taxpayers $1 million plus per year. UNLV, spend your money on *education* instead!!
    Tim HuntSep 19, 2012 13:46:07 PM
    It is about time. This should have been done ten years ago. Las Vegas has been in a catch 22. You can't get the tech companies to come without the tech workers but you can't keep the tech workers without the tech companies to employ them. Spinning off our university research into start up companies is one way to break this dilemma.
    MarkSep 18, 2012 10:11:10 AM
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