Don’t take it so hard. Las Vegas was never going to make it to Amazon’s final list of candidates for a second headquarters; our pool of tech workers is still too shallow. Now Apple wants to open a second campus in the U.S., one that would focus on technical support—and I have no doubt Valley officials will try to lure another tech company to our metro. We probably won’t get this one, either, but this time, we’re on the right track. This town’s 24-hour culture is a perfect match for technical support jobs; when someone can’t get his or her MacBook to boot at 4 a.m., the phone should ring here, where support personnel can work—and shop, and party, and live—on a schedule that Las Vegas has enabled for 70-plus years. Our insomnia is a feature, not a bug.
Thu, Jan 25, 2018 (8 a.m.)