Zappos CEO Wants to Create Community in Las Vegas

Tony Hsieh, CEO of shoe retailer Zappos.com, wants to change how people think about Las Vegas and create a more people- (and business-) friendly community downtown.

Last yeah, Hsieh announced that he was moving the growing retailer from suburban Henderson, Nevada to downtown Las Vegas. At the time, he said he hoped many of his 1,000 workers would move downtown, and he "envisioned more businesses would spring up downtown to meet their dining and entertainment needs, including more restaurants, coffee shops and bookstores."

Today, The Las Vegas Sun says that Hsieh is strategizing with other business partners to find more ways to revitalize downtown, including starting a high-tech incubator, a K-12 charter school and teaming up with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to create a "community kitchen."

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