Vegas Seven

The Great Recession

  • Three Questions

    Is Nevada Finally Coming Out of the Great Recession?

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    The Great Recession has been in the rearview mirror of most big cities for some time, but here in Southern Nevada, the aftereffects lingered like, well, a hangover. Finally, though, it appears our Valley has received its economic IV.

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    Are We Picking Up Where We Left Off?

    By Heidi Kyser

    At the beginning of the year, economists were pleased to report that Las Vegas unemployment had fallen to 10 percent. That such a number could on any level please anyone is, of course, a sign of these life-after-the-fall times. At our low point, unemployment flirted with 15 percent. So, while we’re still badly bruised, the cast at least seems ready to come off.

  • Green Felt Journal

    The Year of Hope and Holding Steady

    By David G. Schwartz

    The people who run Las Vegas casinos were expecting a lot in 2012: a return to prosperity on the Strip, a revival downtown and a federal framework for online poker. They didn’t get everything they wanted, but at the end of the year, they’re still in the game, which might be a victory in and of itself.

  • When the Earth Was Scorched


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    During the real-estate-fueled boom of the mid-2000s, Las Vegas routinely made international headlines for its economic super-performance. The market here outpaced others year after year, with median home prices rising from $125,000 in 2000 to more than $300,000 in 2006, when more than 5,000 people moved here each month.

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