Analyst: Forget the boom, focus on recovery

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Caitlin McGarry

Las Vegas is a city that doesn't look back.

It's a town where once-grand hotels and resorts disappear in an instant, leaving the desert to be scraped clean for the next big thing.

Now, more than ever, that capacity to always focus on tomorrow is a strength, speakers said Thursday at the annual Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce annual economic forum.

Jeremy Aguero, principal analyst of consulting firm Applied Analysis, drove home that point with a series of graphics showing that virtually all economic measures signal that Las Vegas is healing after years of deep recession.