"I’m Neal Smatresk, President of UNLV. It is time for Nevada to stop settling for less, and time we invested in our future. Everyone agrees it takes money to get money. For the $124M the state gives UNLV, we produce a $1.5B economic impact, with $913M in direct spending and well over $300M in export economy from grants, events and students from out of state. We are an investment, not a cost."