Las Vegas Studies Economic Costs of Stopping Growth

An editorial by the Las Vegas Review-Journal concludes from a recent study that the costs of smart growth are too high.
March 1, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"A study on growth commissioned by the Southern Nevada Water Authority released Thursday affirmed what we've been saying all along: Any attempt to impose Draconian, artificial limits on commercial and residential development in the Las Vegas Valley would have a devastating impact on every aspect of the local economy, not just the industries most directly affected, such as gaming and construction. While the study won't put to rest calls by radical environmentalists and some short-sighted members of the community to raise the drawbridge and shut down the economic engines which make Las Vegas the most dynamic city in America, the findings should put the slow-growthers on the defensive."

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Published on Sunday, February 29, 2004 in Las Vegas Review Journal
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