A Great Team: Las Vegas and the United States Air Force

The gaming industry is the largest single component of the Southern Nevada economy and certainly garners the most attention as well, but you would probably never guess the second largest employer in Clark County. The United States Air Force just released a new report that documents the size and extent of their economic footprint across our valley. The results may surprise you…

Nellis AFB is one of the premier air combat training bases in the world and Creech AFB is home to operational squadrons for the Predator and Reaper unmanned aircraft. These two bases represent the second largest employer in Clark County, with nearly 13,000 active-duty military, Air National Guard, Reserve, and civilian employees. The impact on our local economy from this tremendous national resource is hard to overstate. The Air Force report calculates the overall economic benefit to Clark County from the Nellis and Creech bases at an estimated five billion dollars.

More than the economic boost is the pride that all Southern Nevadans feel to have such vital national security facilities located right in our local area. The Michelle Sterling Las Vegas Real Estate Team is privileged to have the opportunity to assist military personnel with residential relocation on a regular basis. It’s some of the most important work we do. Any opportunity to show our gratitude for those in uniform is a blessing for us.

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