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Las Vegas Relocation and History

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Las Vegas offers an amazing lifestyle with hot summers and not so cold winters. The construction industry is booming which creates even more growth and opportunity for Las Vegas Business owners.   

With the arrival of the Raiders, The Golden Knights and WNBA, most believe that a Major League Baseball team is next for Las Vegas. The excitement is everywhere.
Jobs are abundant in a variety of industries. In fact it is said that there are more jobs available than people to fill them. Las Vegas, with its zero state tax, has also attracted many credit card companies and other industries. Such industry diversification has allowed our great city to thrive and no longer be completely dependent upon casino income.

Housing is relatively inexpensive compared to our Western neighbors with a large variety of apartments, condos and homes for new arrivals. 
Other advantages are low crime rate, fine dining, natural wonders, easy access to McCarran airport and flights to almost every major city, affordable housing, roller coasters, low cost world class entertainment and many other forms of entertainment besides gambling. Not far from Las Vegas (35 miles), is Mount Charleston (11,916 feet) which even when it is 100 degrees plus in Las Vegas it is a cool 60+ degrees where you can eat at the lodge or stay at the Mt Charleston hotel.
No long freeway traffic commutes make life in Las Vegas very desirable. Las Vegas is now the 28th most populated city in the US.
We welcome you to join in the growth and the opportunity our great city has to offer.

For more information please contact:
lasvegasnevada.gov
www.clarkcountynv.gov
www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com
www.stateofNV.gov


A Bit of Las Vegas History and Trivia

If you are considering relocating to Las Vegas, here are some facts about the history of the city.

The name Las Vegas was given to the area in 1821 by Rafael Rivera, a member of the Antonio Armijo trading party that was traveling to Los Angeles, and stopped for water there on the Old Spanish Trail from New Mexico. Las Vegas means the meadows in Spanish. 
In 1902, the railroad linking Los Angeles and Salt Lake City attracted many farmers to the area, and fresh water was piped into the settlement. In 1911, the city was incorporated as part of Clark County. 

Work started on the Boulder dam in 1931 and Las Vegas' population swelled from around 5,000 citizens to 25,000, with most of the newcomers looking for a job building the dam. Since the work force consisted of males from across the country with no attachment to the area it created a market for large scale entertainment. A combination of local Las Vegas business owners, and Mafia crime lords helped develop the casinos and showgirl theaters to entertain the largely male dam construction workers for whom theaters and casinos were built, largely by the Mafia. Electricity from the dam also enabled the building of many new hotels along the Strip. 

The arrival of Howard Hughes in 1966 did much to offset mob influence. The eccentric hero of the American aviation industry, and noted American entrepreneurial financier with vast connections to long established networks in the country, moved to Las Vegas. Initially staying in the Desert Inn, he refused to vacate his room and instead decided to purchase the entire hotel. Hughes extended his financial empire to include Las Vegas real estate, hotels and media outlets, spending an estimated $300 million and using his considerable powers to take over many of the well known hotels, especially the organized crime connected venues and he quickly became one of the most powerful men in Las Vegas. He was instrumental in changing the image of Las Vegas from its Wild West roots into a more refined cosmopolitan city.
Since 1989 Las Vegas has become a Mega Resort with hotels and conventions bringing in over 40 million tourists every year. New Mega Resorts are scheduled to open by 2020 (the $4 billion Resort World, the Alon that is on the site of the Frontier and the Fontainebleau), which estimates are that it could bring in another 5 million visitors each year.