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Transforming Sin City into a Smart City

As the 26th-most-populous and the second fast-growing city in the United States, Las Vegas is primed to grow beyond its hospitality sector and become a national hub for autonomous and electric vehicles, transportation and logistics, and biotechnology.


In 2022, The City of Las Vegas engaged Waymaker Group to help establish the market demand for workforce training in advanced manufacturing and start-up services, gauge regional appetite, assess the talent pool, and prepare for funding.  


Waymaker Group conducted stakeholder interviews and market research and prepared a Smart Manufacturing Accelerators for Regional Transformation (SMART) Program Market Innovation Ecosystem Study. The findings were clear: Las Vegas was well positioned to implement the proposed SMART Program and take full advantage of historic American Rescue Plan Act Build Back Better Regional Challenge funding.


  • Stakeholder Interviews

  • Innovation Ecosystem Study

  • Strategic Framework

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Integration

  • Cluster Development

& Findings

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