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Former Chicago mayor says government cooperation, transportation, environment key to Las Vegas’ success

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Eli Segall

The Las Vegas Valley can learn a lot from Richard M. Daley.

Daley was mayor of Chicago for more than two decades, turning it into one of the top cities in the world with strong businesses, culture and tourism. On Thursday, he flew to Las Vegas to explain how he did it and to offer advice about how Las Vegas can become more than just a destination for gamblers and conventioneers.

Daley spoke at a luncheon at UNLV as part of his work as chairman of the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce organized the event.