Reid hails the Gold LEED Certified CityCenter project as boon for jobs, tourism

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Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) today lauded the grand opening of the new CityCenter complex.  The opening of the $8.5 billion ‘city within a city’ marks the successful completion of the largest private development project in the world.

The MGM Mirage development has earned six Gold certifications from the US Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The project created 12,000 jobs and has directed $700 million in contract work to minority businesses in the state.

“Today is a great day for Nevada and the Las Vegas Strip, and I congratulate the entire MGM Mirage team for making it possible,” Reid said. “This is an important project for the state of Nevada.  It has created thousands of jobs, will help strengthen the state’s economy and has set the standard for responsible, environmentally conscious development.

“At a time of financial difficulty, I was asked to help keep the project moving forward and I did so on behalf of the thousands of Nevadans who worked to build CityCenter and those who are now tasked with its successful operation. I congratulate everyone involved in making this vision a reality and I look forward to visiting the project again very soon.”

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