Sarah Lacy talks Vegas Downtown Project on NPR
As the unravelling of the Las Vegas Downtown Project continues, Pando's Sarah Lacy appeared on KNPR's State of Nevada this morning to discuss what went wrong.
During the interview, which you can listen to in full here, Sarah talks about how bad management and broken promises at the DTP eroded public trust and how they were given a pass by "breathless" reporting in the media.
But she also dismisses the notion that companies who received investment from Vegas Tech Fund (including Pando) were somehow owed more support or hand-holding: "I look at this as an outsider but if you're going to start a company, it's your responsibility to build that company... I've witnessed frankly a lot of whining from entrepreneurs in Downtown Las Vegas."
"If you walk around Downtown Vegas and say that Tony Hsieh hasn't done more good for that community than harm, you're not really being honest."