UNLV Researchers Explore Thriving Las Vegas Sports Economy

Thriving Las Vegas Sports Economy

“One in four of our workers and nearly thirty percent of our real GDP is tied to recreation services. The linkages between the two industries are real,” said Andrew Woods, director of CBER and one of the authors of the white paper. “If sporting activity drives new businesses, new jobs, especially full-time skilled jobs, and improves the economic and cultural well-being for residents and their families, then it’s no doubt a positive effect on the Las Vegas economy.”