Nevada is a unique state. Not just because of our natural beauty, breathtaking national monuments, or those four miles of neon lights we call the Strip, but also because we’re always thinking ahead and finding new ways to support our economy.

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Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak is a successful businessman, long-time public servant and active member of the community.

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The Raiders will begin playing in Las Vegas in 2019.

Over the past two years, the Las Vegas Stadium Authority, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors, state lawmakers, and the Clark County Commission have been working tirelessly to approve the expansion and renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center and the construction of the new Raiders Stadium.

Nearly 19,000 people will be put to work building the Raiders Stadium and there will be 6,000 permanent jobs when it is completed.

The expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center will add 600,000 square feet of new meeting space and the new Raiders Stadium will be a state-of-the-art facility designed to seat up to 65,000 people. Football fans will be celebrating our team for decades to come and our LVCVA facility will be among the most competitive destinations in the nation for conventions and trade shows.

But the development of stadium and convention center isn’t just about the future of conventions and football in Nevada. It’s about job creation.

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The Las Vegas Convention Center is the largest single-level convention center in the world.

Nearly 19,000 people will be put to work building the Raiders Stadium and there will be 6,000 permanent jobs when it is completed. The Las Vegas Convention Center will create 13,800 construction jobs and 7,800 permanent jobs. These aren’t just numbers to throw around – to me, those are working men and women who have a job that can support their families. Throughout this process, I have always put Nevada families first by asking the tough questions and making sure residents would be hired for the jobs created by these projects. Nevada families will directly benefit from the construction and operation of the stadium and convention center.

Not only will these projects create more jobs, but the additional tax revenue generated from its economic activity comes out in Nevada’s favor. That’s real money that goes into the General Fund for education, mental health care, public safety, and more. In fact, $13 million a year will go to education funding in Nevada, which we desperately need.

The approval and construction of the stadium and convention center represent Nevadans working together to create jobs, boost our economy, and ensure a brighter future for our kids. Nevada is a get-it-done kind of state and that’s exactly what we did with the approval of the new Raiders Stadium and Las Vegas Convention expansion.


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