Study: Nevada’s Latino population growth exceeds other western states while supports lag | Las Vegas Review-Journal: Latinos in Nevada often fare worse than Latinos in other Intermountain West Region states, according to a study being released today.
Latinos in the region often lag behind whites and African-Americans in education, economic well-being and business development, the study found. The Intermountain West also includes Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Utah.
“It’s pretty consistent with what we see here on a daily basis,” Seth Rau, policy director for Nevada Succeeds, said Friday. The nonprofit focuses on involving businesses with schools and workforce development. “Our state has done less to address this than any other state. It’s going to take years to catch up.”
The study, which examines the state of Latinos in the region, is the first study conducted by the Kenny C. Guinn Center for Policy Priorities, a nonprofit, bipartisan think tank based in Las Vegas.
The organization has an event planned today to discuss the results of its study.
Nevada’s population has grown rapidly over the past few decades, with Latinos representing the fastest-growing segment of the population.