Zappos investment spurs Las Vegas tech economy growth

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Las Vegas was hit harder than most US cities by the recession, because its economy depended heavily on home construction, gambling and tourism.

But technology-minded entrepreneurs are now remaking the city's economic infrastructure by taking advantage of a growing community of tech workers and $350m (£217) in investment capital.

A few miles from the Strip - the city's storied gambling and tourism corridor - the old downtown is sprinkled with coffee shops.

And dozens of start-up companies have popped up in the past two years thanks in large part to a sizeable investment from Tony Hsieh, the CEO of online retailer Zappos.com.

The BBC's Matt Danzico visited Las Vegas to examine how the influx of tech heads is affecting the community.

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