By now all of Las Vegas knows that Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos, is intensely interested and invested in downtown. He is moving his company there. He’s using a chunk of his fortune to help transform the urban core.
Hsieh wants to give his employees a downtown they can call home, not a longer commute to a decrepit neighborhood. He’s sure it will make them better employees, and better employees make better profits.
This has motivated Hsieh to put money into the ailing education system and the arts, and invest in small businesses that are the backbone of a neighborhood. He’s also working to attract high-tech start-ups.
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