More than $1 billion in economic impact will be pumped into Southern Nevada coffers thanks to a new agreement between the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to bring the latter’s yearly International Builders’ Show (IBS) to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) annually for 13 consecutive years.
Nevadans who want to commemorate the strength of the Las Vegas community, support the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center and remember the victims of the 1 October 2017 tragedy, can now purchase “Forever Strong” specialty license plates at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Created by the DMV in coordination with Clark County, the specialty tags feature the black-and-gold-heart logo designed by R&R Partners for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (which produces Las Vegas Newswire) on a gold gradient background. The word “Nevada” is centered at the top of the plate and “Forever Strong” is centered at the bottom.
It’s been nearly two years since a gunman took the lives of 58 people and wounded hundreds of others at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas. But some scars never heal. “It’s actually harder now,” said Debby Allen, whose son, Christopher Roybal, a 28-year-old Navy veteran, was among those killed the night of Oct. 1, 2017. “Initially, the shock of it makes it feel like your life is fuzzy. When the fog fades and you realize this is, in fact, your life, it’s a whole different emotion.”