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As election day approaches, the Sisolak campaign emphasises support for companies

On Tuesday night, when Gov. Steve Sisolak entered Panadera y Pastelera Latina, he was welcomed by the aroma of freshly made pastries and other typical Latino sweets.

Sisolak remarked, “It smells like sugar in here.”

Misael Romero, the proprietor, also met him and shook the governor’s hand before showing him the bakery’s kitchen. Romero promised to return in a little while to prepare orejas, conchas, bigotes, empanadas, and other items there.

Sisolak’s visit to the bakery was a part of a wider initiative last week, when he stopped by five Latino-owned small companies to talk about his priorities for the next term and to promote regional business owners, according to Sisolak’s campaign.

Small enterprises are really important to us, according to Sisolak. It’s crucial for them to know they are supported and a part of the community, especially since many of these businesses are family-run and -owned.

The excursion also included stops at Peruvian and El Salvadorian eateries, a Latin grocery shop, and a different bakery. Additionally, with less than two weeks until the Nov. 8 midterm elections, Sisolak said it’s critical to monitor how business is doing for one of Nevada’s fastest-growing demographic groups.

The “draconian” shutdown measures implemented by the state in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to Sisolak’s Republican opponent for governor Joe Lombardo and other detractors, resulted in the closure of about 95,000 small businesses and slowed down the state’s economic expansion. According to numerous polls, it’s one of the reasons Sisolak and Lombardo are in a tight battle.

However, it is rarely acknowledged how the closures helped stop the virus’s spread and saved countless lives when discussing how Sisolak handled the pandemic. Additionally not addressed is the fact that Nevada has experienced one of the nation’s quickest pandemic recovery times.

Strip resorts reported $693 million in revenue for September, an 8% increase from the corresponding month in 2021. Additionally, Las Vegas is expected to draw slightly fewer tourists in 2022 than it did in 2019, while the closures were in effect, at little under 40 million. In an interview with the editorial board of the Sun last month, Sisolak remarked, “We chose life before profit and saved many lives through our policy. “We have long believed that Nevadans are a compassionate people with a strong economy. That proved to be accurate. Nobody anticipated how robust the economy would recover.

According to Romero, Panadera y Pastelera Latina is experiencing tremendous growth. This time, the business is profitable, he declared. “Here, you see folks buying bread every day.”

Romero said he was going to vote for the Democrat even before Sisolak came to town, but he’s not sure if Lombardo’s experience leading Las Vegas Metro is enough to lead the state. Sisolak argues that he decided to close the Strip because some of its most prominent resort owners concurred that doing business there was too risky. Before reopening with distance and capacity limits, casinos were closed for 89 days. The closures resulted in a state-record unemployment rate of about 30%.

Sisolak is supported by several small businesses in Nevada, nevertheless. He has received support from the Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce of Nevada, the African Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, and the Vegas Chamber, the state’s largest business interest group. The Henderson Chamber of Commerce and the Latin Chamber of Commerce support Lombardo, the sheriff of Clark County.

Sisolak demonstrated strong leadership during the economic crisis, according to the Vegas Chamber, by making COVID relief monies available to small businesses. It also commended him for opposing an increase in the unemployment insurance tax rate and for being aware of the state’s financial duties as it navigates the upcoming year’s difficult economic climate. Employers in Nevada will confront a number of significant obstacles as well as possibilities in the years to come. According to Mary Beth Sewald, president and chief executive officer of the Vegas Chamber, “Gov. Sisolak has the experience Nevada needs to pass significant legislation during the 2023 legislative session, as well as effectively manage the state budget to help our economy grow and create new economic development opportunities.”

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