Originally in the Las Vegas Review Journal, by Peter Guzman and Matt Haller
The iconic Las Vegas Strip. The slopes of Lake Tahoe. The natural beauty of Red Rock Canyon. The great state of Nevada is known for its myriad attractions that draw in tens of millions of visitors from across the country and around the globe each year. The Nevada hospitality industry that welcomes them is unparalleled in the world.
Helping drive that industry is an often-overlooked type of small business — franchises. Thousands of recognized hotel, restaurant, entertainment and commercial and residential service brands across the state, owned and operated by independent local Nevada franchise owners, contribute mightily to the state’s economy.