Vegas Business First Public-Private Initiative

As Mayor, I will make "Made in Vegas" mean something significant.

That moniker will signify the highest quality of goods and services made by capable workers who care.

Sixty Five percent (65%) of new Nevada jobs are created by small to medium sized businesses. Those emerging businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. 

There are four basic business pillars. Businesses are either (1) Producers - engaged in Farming, Fishing, Mining or Manufacturing;  (2) Distributors - including, Information Reporters, Domestic Transporters, Importers, and Exporters; (3) Vendors involved in Wholesale, Retail, or Real Estate Sales; or (4) Lenders of Services, Finance or Property. 

Las Vegas based mining companies, casinos and other massive, major industry companies regularly outsource from all four business pillars. We want homegrown Las Vegas based businesses to have the advantage when they do. 

Our emerging businesses should not have to compete, on equal footing with outsiders, to do business with our own beloved companies that we helped to make it big.

To provide Las Vegas businesses an advantage, I will establish a Vegas Business First Public-Private initiative.

Under that umbrella, casinos, mining companies, and other Private businesses, in expansive industries, will commit to purchase goods and services from small to medium sized Las Vegas based businesses.

In exchange, state and local governments will facilitate strategic partnerships, expedite inspections and licenses, develop infrastructure, provide credits and incentives, and prioritize other requests, as well as help to coordinate B-2-B logistics. 

As a result of this Vegas Business First Public-Private initiative, empowered, capable Las Vegas based companies will eventually grow beyond simply accommodating the needs of Las Vegas casinos, mines and auto manufacturers. Our homegrown, emerging producers, distributors, vendors, and lenders will expand their operations, and increasingly grow in ability to effectively compete in the national and global marketplace.

As they place their products, goods and services into the National and International stream of commerce, these Las Vegas based businesses will create jobs and other ancillary opportunities for Las Vegans.

When those emerging Las Vegas businesses create jobs, Las Vegas workers will have more money to spend. When they do spend that money the City of Las Vegas will realize increased tax revenues.