Lake Tahoe is a unique region with two states, six government jurisdictions, four school districts, two colleges and 50,000 full-time residents. The Tahoe Prosperity Center is the region’s community and economic development organization focused on finding innovative solutions to the region’s challenges. One of those challenges is our workforce. Lake Tahoe is a Tourism economy, which has traditionally meant seasonal workers and low wages. Our vision is to transform the Tahoe economy so that those in the Tourism industry have a path forward through training to higher wages and that non-Tourism industries can also thrive in our region, given the close proximity of colleges and universities in the area and educated and qualified workforce.
We see a well-educated community where students can explore multiple career options and adult learners have access to education and certificate programs to further their careers. We see this as valuable for a lifetime, not only to the student, but also to the many businesses in the Lake Tahoe region who have careers to offer after completion of these programs.