A chunk of Southern Nevada’s population boom is made up of executive-level talent. A group of Southern Nevada executives, most new to Las Vegas, will get the scoop next month on navigating the local business community.

At least 71,254 people moved to Nevada in 2017, according to state driver’s license surrender data. And a chunk of those people, like Boyd Nelson, came to the state for a job opportunity.

“When coming in from the outside, you want to know what are the issues that matter? What’s the inside story in a number of areas?” said Nelson, who moved to Las Vegas last April to join Southwest Gas as its vice president of strategy and corporate development.

Nelson will join 15 to 20 others for two one-day sessions in March for Access Las Vegas, a program by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce specifically designed for senior-level executives who are new to Las Vegas or recently promoted. Most of leaders enrolled in the program moved to Southern Nevada within the past three years.

“Our economy is growing, which is bringing new executives to Southern Nevada as well as creating opportunities for promotion to higher levels within local companies. There is a need and a desire for executives to be better informed about Las Vegas,” said Mary Beth Sewald, president and CEO chamber.

To read the entire article by Nicole Raz in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, click here.