"I’m Neal Smatresk, President of UNLV. Funds invested in UNLV yield a huge return on investment. Imagine now in our efficient institution how we can drive the economy with strategic investments in research faculty and infrastructure. The University of Utah has led a tech boom in Salt Lake City that produces over $10B a year in export economy. Why shouldn't we make the same investments in UNLV to support our biggest city? We need to invest in higher education NOW."