The newest release of an annual 170-page economic report by local research firm Applied Analysis boasts growth and economic improvements in Las Vegas. According to the report, appropriately titled Las Vegas Perspective, the Las Vegas area grew by almost 100,000 new residents over the past two years. Further noted, Southern Nevada expanded to over 2.06 million people last year and growth is predicted to continue in the imminent feature. Along with the region's recovery in consumer attitude, population and employment growth, as well as increased income and spending, are fundamental factors in boosting the valley's recovering economy.
"We're doing the right things again," said Jeremy Aguero, a principal with the firm. "Housing prices are starting to peak again. People are going back to work again."
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