'Preview' headliners upbeat about a Las Vegas comeback

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Gregan Wingert

Las Vegas may have taken a powerful body blow when the economy was down for the count, but speakers of Thursday's Preview Las Vegas 2012 say the city is making a comeback.

As the "Rocky" theme song "Gonna Fly Now" sounded, Mayor Carolyn Goodman made her way onto the Cox Pavilion stage accompanied by John and Rico, two male performers dressed as boxers pumping their gloves in the air.

"When you leave here you'll be armed with an arsenal of information," Goodman told an audience of business professionals dressed for a meeting, not a championship fight.

Goodman told the audience there have been more than 40,000 foreclosures and 12.6 percent unemployment, but assured the crowd that "things are beginning to look up."

Attendees of the 24th annual Preview hosted by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce were given facts and predictions about the Las Vegas economy, community and culture...