Curbed: As Nevada booms, Henderson and Reno grapple with growth limits

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Nevada was founded on hospitality and tourism. Ken Chapa, Henderson’s city economic development director, says, “That’s the backbone of the region and it always will be.” 

The City of Henderson sees great opportunity in diversifying the state with high-tech industry companies like Google, who recently put in a $600 million data center in Henderson. “Diversification with high-tech and new manufacturing is really giving people other options and diversifying the entire economy,” says Chapa. 

Nevada will persist to attract new businesses and residents with its low prices and business-friendly climate. As many as 3,500 Californians a month are moving to Southern Nevada, and most to Henderson. Nevada will continue to be on an upward trajectory continuing to have the fastest job growth in the country. 

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