The Core Area

The Core Area

For the purposes of the TIBP study, the Core Area is defined as the central area within the Las Vegas metropolitan area. It is anchored by McCarran International Airport, the Resort Corridor (made up of Las Vegas Boulevard, a.k.a., the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas resort casino-hotels), the Las Vegas Convention Center, Downtown Las Vegas, the UNLV campus, the Medical District along Charleston Boulevard, and Cashman Center.

The Economic Centers

Did you know the famous Las Vegas Strip is home to 43 major gaming properties that directly employ 100,000 gaming employees? Or that by 2030, the economic impact of the proposed UNLV School of Medicine could equal $1.2 billion? Were you aware that the Las Vegas Convention Center is one of the largest in the world, supporting over 8,200 leisure and hospitality jobs in Southern Nevada? Click on the map to learn more about the anchors of Las Vegas’ Core Area.

Core Area Connections

Imagine a future in which Las Vegas’ major economic centers were better connected and more easily accessed by visitors and residents alike. If we can achieve this vision, the area in which these centers exist will become places more businesses want to operate, as well as places employees want to live, and places where new and big ideas arise. These are the defining characteristics of the world’s leading economies. Click on the map to learn more about the important connections we are exploring to drive economic growth and diversification.