Rankings 2014

nevada

Education:

47th

Economy:

34th

Safety:

31st

Environment:

11th

Health:

41st

Infrastructure:

48th

Government:

25th

Results Champion?: NO

With the exception of environment, the Silver State can only boast mediocre outcomes measures. However, Nevada has a small government, with low tax burden, low level of federal grants-in-aid, and low government spending.

The state’s education outcomes are some of the worst overall in the nation, as well as its infrastructure and public health outcomes. Cost of healthcare and rate of uninsured are particularly alarming as is the rate of food insecure families.

Recommendations
Heath and education should be primary focus. Although the rates of uninsured and cost of healthcare were last calculated in 2012, the issue more than likely remains and should be addressed. After this, all outcomes measures in education are below average or worse and require great effort to improve Nevada’s outcomes.