The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for Nevada's students and preparing them adequately for future workforce needs. To help address the shortfalls within our state, the Metro Chamber is a leading partner of the Common Core Coalition, which supports Nevada Academic Content Standards (based on Common Core Standards). These rigorous academic protocols help ensure our children graduate high school, and graduate prepared to enter post-secondary education or the workforce.
We all know Nevada students have historically underperformed compared with those in other states; they are way behind in reading and math scores. We know Nevada has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the nation.
The eighth annual National Clean Energy Summit will bring together clean energy visionaries and leaders, public officials, business executives, energy policy experts, entrepreneurs, investors, citizens, and students, to discuss empowering Americans to develop our massive clean energy supplies, secure greater energy independence, and create jobs.
The governor on Monday signed an executive order forming a committee to prioritize tourism improvement projects in Southern Nevada and draft a report with recommendations in the next year.
The 11-member committee, to be chaired by Steve Hill, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, includes six casino executives, the president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and two local government leaders.
The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce has elected University of Nevada, Las Vegas President Len Jessup to its board of trustees. Jessup took over as UNLV’s 10th president in January 2015 and is charged with several major tasks, including development of the UNLV School of Medicine.
UNLV President Dr. Len Jessup addressed the business community on the university’s goals and highlighted some of its outstanding academic programs and offerings. Watch the highlights from the luncheon.
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Thursday that authorizes $27 million for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, a project that could help remedy a doctor shortage that's exacerbated by a growing, aging population and health care reform laws.