Saturday, September 24, 2005

Large Numbers

I was thinking about our Vegas trip and was curious how many people are employed by the strip alone. Think about how many people this must be. The number of cab drivers, bell hops, registration assistants, waiters, busers, water refillers, janitors, dealers, pit bosses, ticket takers and so forth that all need to be staffed 24x7. Then you add in the specialty people like the show employees (magicians, contortionist, comedians, musicians, lighting people, stage hands, etc), those who row the gondolas and sing in the hallways of The Venetian, the people who put together the shark exhibit at Mandalay Bay. This number must be staggering.

If you consider the multiplier effect that the strip must have on the national economy you would have to consider Vegas one of the true gems in our GDP.

Viva Las Vegas!!

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