Brookings and Blossoms

Written By:

Greta Beck-Seidman

cherry blossoms

The Metro Chamber’s third day in Washington starts off with a trip to the Brookings Institution, where we’ll be discussing different initiatives for advancing Southern Nevada in the global economy. We’ll talk about improving education, the importance of STEM in education policy and maximizing our region’s federal grant dollars. The Metro Chamber has partnered with Brookings Mountain West at UNLV on several occasions (most recently, a Business Power Luncheon and a symposium on the importance of UNLV becoming a Tier 1 Carnegie-rated research school), and we’re excited to have Dr. Robert Lang and Dr. Bill Brown from Brookings Mountain West as part of our delegation.

We are also excited to meet with the Tax Foundation on the overall tax environment of Nevada, as well as the United States. This think tank focuses on a broad range of tax policies and their potential impacts on the economy.

Today’s important conversations will serve as a pathway for new and diverse approaches to addressing our region’s most pressing issues and most demanding challenges.

For a few weeks every spring, our nation’s capital is adorned by cherry blossoms, a gift from the Japanese to pay tribute to our first president George Washington and a signature annual sight in Washington, D.C. We thought it would only be fitting to give our delegation a chance to experience and appreciate them while in bloom, as it only lasts a few weeks each year, so this afternoon, we’re taking a few minutes to stop and smell the blossoms.

We’ll be sure to post photos and updates through Twitter (@LVchamber), Facebook and Instagram (@LasVegasMetroChamber) so be sure to check in often.