Media Advisory

NCLR and Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce to Release New Analysis on State of the Economy for Latinos in Nevada

June 27, 2016

Camila Gallardo
(305) 215-4259

LAS VEGAS, NV.—On Tuesday, June 28, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce will be joined by community and business leaders at a roundtable discussion centered on the state of the economy for Latinos in Nevada. The discussion, moderated by Anchor Todd Quinones of KTNV 13 Action News, will examine how Latino workers, investors, entrepreneurs and consumers are helping to shape Nevada’s economy and how they are faring during the economic recovery.

The Hispanic demographic in the Silver State has grown significantly over the last decade; in fact, one out of every three Nevadans is Hispanic. Estimates show that by 2019, Nevada will become a majority-minority state. Hispanics in the state have been a great driver of economic growth, yet an increasing number of Latino families in the state have experienced mixed progress and stalled growth.

Participants will have an opportunity to engage panelists and discuss the report’s findings, key economic policy issues and the upcoming election. Media are invited to attend the event.


What: The State of the Economy for Latinos in Nevada—A Roundtable Discussion and Report Release
Who: Moderator: Todd Quinones, KTNV 13 Action News, Anchor 
  Albert Jacquez, Director, Policy Analysis Center, NCLR
  Peter Guzman, President, Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce
  Rafael Collazo, Political Director, NCLR
  Cinthia Zermeno, Regional Representative for Nevada, NCLR 
When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
  11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. PDT
Where: Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce
  300 N 13th Street
  Las Vegas, NV 89101


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