Clark County businesses out of business -- 1,353 and counting

It isn't as easy as you might think to quantify with precision how many businesses are out of business in Las Vegas. We can see the empty store fronts, of course. But how bad is it, really?

Well, the experts at the Las Vegas Business Press are working on that for an upcoming story.

In the meanwhile, get a load of this graph which would indicate that 1,353 private "establishments" have bit the dust in Clark County since Q1 '09. That's pretty steep and would show me that any recovery in Las Vegas will require special nurturing to sustain.

Clark County Establishments
Private Sectors

Quarter Number of
Change in
Number of
Q1 2005 40,624  
Q2 2005 41,251 627
Q3 2005 42,150 899
Q4 2005 42,978 828
Q1 2006 43,873 895
Q2 2006 44,612 739
Q3 2006 45,855 1,243
Q4 2006 47,214 1,359
Q1 2007 47,258 44
Q2 2007 48,009 751
Q3 2007 48,504 495
Q4 2007 49,462 958
Q1 2008 49,827 365
Q2 2008 50,009 182
Q3 2008 50,518 509
Q4 2008 50,633 115
Q1 2009 49,982 -651
Q2 2009 49,520 -462
Q3 2009 49,280 -240

Source: Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation and Applied Analysis
Note: change in number of establishments takes into account new, dissolved and suspended business entities

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