"Historically, downtown Las Vegas has not been a top destination for many locals, but in recent years… that trend is reversing itself. Given all the recent openings and progress, there’s much to explore and experience downtown."
"For a while, downtown was one of the only places in the valley you would see cranes when you drove around. It was nice that city government stepped up and the private sector married with the public sector to create amazing projects that filled the gap. That was very important for us."
"Once we stood relatively alone and today we are now surrounded by vibrant [entities] including The Smith Center for Performing Arts, The Mob Museum and the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum."(photo:Lucky Wenzel)
"The city has been great in helping us with the licensing and procedures necessary to start a business. There hasn't been a brewery built in the city of Las Vegas for probably 10 years. So for them it hasn't been a typical ‘cut and paste’ thing. We're something different.
It was a team work process to get us opened – a lot of talk and listening on both sides. And now the city started opening up the doors for other breweries once we were up and running. Good news for us and good news for the future."(photo:Lucky Wenzel)
"I think downtown Las Vegas is a unique blend of intimacy and great energy. Plus, in contrast to The Strip, it’s so easy to walk around…The Golden Gate has been here for over 100 years and with all the changes going on downtown, it feels like a new era. It truly is a renaissance—the rebirth of a classic."
"We chose to relocate from the suburbs to downtown for several reasons. Our brand image and that of downtown’s mesh perfectly. The new downtown Las Vegas reflects a more hip, startup, social media-style image. Additionally, downtown’s emerging technology corridor, anchored by Zappos, is an environment that enhances our ability to recruit the types of technical skill sets required for our continued growth and success."
Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Partnerships / SocialWellth
Ramesh Srinivasan ,
"As our company continues its rapid growth, we quickly realized the need to set up a formal U.S. headquarters. We explored multiple cities and were about to make the move to San Francisco,
and then we heard about the complete reinvention of downtown Las Vegas. Coming from China
where things are booming and growing, we love that downtown Vegas now has a similar vibe of
energy and change. Not only is there an exciting tech community here and much lower costs than
the Bay Area, but we love the fact that almost every industry group brings their conventions to our
front door once a year."