Around the District: A Busy Day in Southern Nevada

As a community-engaged bank, the SF Fed seeks out real-time information on economic conditions by engaging with and learning from businesses, community organizations, and local leaders. These conversations are one of the many inputs into the decisions and policymaking at the Federal Reserve as we pursue our mission.

Here’s a snapshot of a recent outreach visit to Southern Nevada from Qiana Charles, Regional Executive of the SF Fed’s Los Angeles branch.

Earlier this month, I had the chance to visit Southern Nevada with my SF Fed colleagues. As a Regional Executive, I love public engagement visits like these. I get to spend time up close and personal with our communities and build meaningful and trusted relationships throughout the expansive and diverse Twelfth District. The conversations I have shine a light on the fantastic things happening throughout the District that support the broader regional and national economies. What I and my colleagues learn is an important input into the SF Fed’s monetary policy decisions.

We started our morning with a workforce development roundtable, facilitated by Mary C. Daly and AVP of Outreach Joselyn Cousins, where we heard firsthand about the region’s workforce development needs, the opportunities, and the explosive growth of new and emerging industries like advanced and light manufacturing.

I also hosted a roundtable with economic development leaders from Clark County, Las Vegas, Henderson, and the Governor’s Office. President Daly and I learned more about what the future of growth looks like for Southern Nevada and perspectives on generative artificial intelligence in the region.  

SF Fed employees Deborah Campbell (c.) and Joselyn Cousins (r.) take in the view at Allegiant Stadium

To close out our busy, engaging day, the team visited Allegiant Stadium, home to the Las Vegas Raiders and host of this year’s Super Bowl LVII. The stadium is one of the top-grossing stadiums in the United States. During the tour, we learned about consumer and ticket demand, the labor force, and what it takes to effectively run a state-of-the-art and world-class entertainment venue.

A special thank you to SF Fed Regional Engagement Officer Deborah Campbell for her leadership and engagement!

The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the management of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco or of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

About the Author
Qiana Charles is vice president and regional executive of the Los Angeles branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Learn more about Qiana Charles