Survey: Business Leaders Say Workforce Is Their Biggest Challenge

Mar 24, 2017

A new survey of Nevada business leaders finds that they want more workforce and STEM training to take place within community colleges and the K-12 education system.

Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

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First Independent Bank and Bank of Nevada commissioned the survey, which took place in January. They found that out of 200 business leaders across the state, 51 percent said the quality and availability of Nevada's workforce is their number one challenge.

An influx of high-profile businesses has brought new jobs to the market, but business leaders want to see more STEM graduates fill those positions.

Those surveyed also wanted local governments to approve more affordable housing developments and increase efforts to ease traffic.

Nationally, the majority of business leaders, 62 percent, say they believe the recent presidential election will have a positive impact on their sector.