The Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program recently conducted a study examining the world's largest metropolitan economies. The study found that Las Vegas had the eighth strongest economic improvement in the United States in the year 2014. Las Vegas also ranked 68th of the 300 largest metro economies worldwide.
Although ranked at 210th in economic performance from 2009 through 2014, Southern Nevada performed much better in 2014 alone. We saw a 3 percent employment growth over the prior year, along with a 1.3 percent increase in the value of goods and services provided. Check out the source link below to read more on the study.