Around the State: April 2015

Chase International Installs Tesla Charging Station An independent real estate company, Chase International, has installed a Tesla charging station at the firm’s Zephyr Cove location. The high-power wall connector adds 58 miles of range per hour for the Model S vehicles. Chase is the latest in a growing network of businesses and resorts adding charging stations in anticipation … [Read more...]

Around the State: March 2015

SolarCity Expands to Reno SolarCity, a rooftop solar power provider, has announced a move to statewide operations. In addition to the work the company already does in Southern Nevada, SolarCity will now serve Reno, Sparks and the Carson City area. The company plans to open a Reno operations center in April and expects to hire over 30 local staff in the next few … [Read more...]

Around the State: February 2015

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Reno-Tahoe Airport Announces Daily Route to New York The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority recently announced a non-stop daily service between New York and Reno on JetBlue Airlines. The route will begin May 28th of this year and is the first ever daily, non-stop service between Reno-Tahoe and the John F. Kennedy International Airport. Hometown Health Purchases OneHealth … [Read more...]

Around the State: January 2015

Cox Activates 500 Wi-Fi Hotspots in Las Vegas Cox Las Vegas has launched the first of 500 hotspots that have been installed around the Las Vegas Valley. The launch came on the heels of a ribbon-cutting for a Henderson Cox Solutions store. The Las Vegas hotspots are part of a 300,000 nationwide hotspot network being offered by the communications company through a collaboration … [Read more...]

Around the State: December 2014

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Board of Regents Announce UNLV President Nevada’s Board of Regents have announced their selection for the next president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as Dr. Len Jessop. Replacing Neal Smatresk who was appointed in 2009, Dr. Jessop was selected after a national search and is currently the dean of the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Dr. Jessop … [Read more...]

November 2014: Around the State

Union Village Breaks Ground One of the world’s first integrated health villages, Union Village, has broken ground in Henderson. The Valley Health System has partnered with Union Village, LLC to create a master-planned hospital complex and health center that combines residential components, entertainment and retail, a senior community and a civic and culture arts center. The … [Read more...]

October 2014: Around the State

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Nevada Mining Association Seeks Successor For Long-Time President Tim Crowley, president of the Nevada Mining Association (NMA), has announced his intention to start a public affairs firm, Crowley & Ferrato Public Affairs (C&F). Crowley has reached an agreement with NMA to stay on temporarily as they search for his replacement. C&F is a partnership between Crowley … [Read more...]

September 2014: Around the State

Nevada Health Care Association Announces Restructuring Leadership at the Nevada Healthcare Association (NVHCA), which was established in 1974, has announced plans to restructure the organization into two divisions: the NVHCA and Nevada Assisted Living Centers (NVALC). The move is a direct result of NVHCA’s membership expansion which increasingly includes more assisted living … [Read more...]

August 2014: Around the State

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RSCVA Sees Year-Over-Year Growth The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) concluded the Fiscal Year 2013/2014 with 163,259 room nights of future business for Reno, Sparks and North Lake Tahoe. That number is a 49 percent increase from last year’s 110,000 room nights. According to the RSCVA, 63 percent of this year’s bookings are new business for the Reno … [Read more...]

July 2014: Around the State

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MountainView Hospital and UNSOM Collaborate on Expanded Medical Education Program In an effort to increase the number of physicians serving in Southern Nevada, MoutainView Hospital and the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM) have agreed to work toward the development of an expanded Graduate Medical Education (GME) program based at MountainView Hospital.  The GME … [Read more...]

June 2014: Around the State

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Southern Nevada Business Confidence at an All-Time High According to a report from UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) in the Lee Business School, businesses’ expectations continue to steadily increase. The Southern Nevada Business Confidence Index, created by CBER, rose from 132 to 137 for a second quarter and is now at an all-time high. The index is … [Read more...]

May 2014: Around the State

Coalition Releases Job Impact Memo on Margin Tax Initiative The Coalition to Defeat the Margin Tax Initiative (CDMTI) has completed an analysis of the potential employment impacts of Question 3, the Margin Tax Initiative, which will appear on November’s ballot. According to their research, the tax burden for businesses would increase by approximately $700 million. That … [Read more...]

April 2014: Around the State

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Nevada Leads the Way in Clean Energy According to a report from the Clean Energy Project, since 2010 Nevada has invested at least $5.5 billion in clean energy projects. The state ranks sixth in the United States in installed solar capacity and will host four major trade conferences for the clean energy sector this year. The industry is boosted in the Silver State because of … [Read more...]

March 2014: Around the State

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Las Vegas Metro Chamber Joins the Board of the USTA The Las Vegas Metro Chamber has become the first metropolitan chamber of commerce in the nation to join the board of the United States Travel Association (USTA). The move signals the increased involvement of the chamber in travel and tourism. The USTA engages in a range of policy issues from visa reform, immigration and … [Read more...]

February 2014: Around the State

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Sunrise Health Hospitals and H2U Partner to Open Health Centers for Employees Sunrise Health Hospitals and Health to You (H2U) have partnered to open three H2U health centers for hospital employee and dependents, approximately 8,855 individuals. MountainView and Southern Hills centers opened in January with the final clinic at the Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s Hospital campus … [Read more...]

January 2014: Around the State

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Saint Mary’s Home Care Named in Top 25 Percent of Nation Saint Mary’s Home Care has been listed as a 2013 HomeCare Elite program which ranks the top-performing home health agencies in the nation. The home care program has been listed in the top 25 percent for providing quality healthcare service to the Northern Nevada community. Agencies in the listing are ranked by an … [Read more...]

December 2013: Around the State

Business News from Around Nevada: December 2013

Barclaycard to Open Customer Center in Henderson Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays in the United States, has announced plans to open a customer contact center in Henderson. The center is expected to add 400 new employees in 2014 with a total of 700 new employees expected by the end of 2015. Once fully operational, the center will employ 1,000 people and will be … [Read more...]

November 2013: Around the State

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FiveGen Sets Up Shop in the InNEVation Center A security and infrastructure company that offers application development, software solutions, cloud hosting and project management consulting, FiveGen has moved to the inNEVation Center by Switch SUPERNAP’s campus. FiveGen is the latest startup to move into the 65,000 square-foot facility which was started to foster economic … [Read more...]

October 2013: Around the State

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UNR Establishes New Minor for College of Engineering The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) has combined the studies of robotics, computer science and mechanical design by establishing a minor in Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) in the College of Engineering. A UAS is defined as a high-tech, intelligent machine capable of traveling by air, land or sea without a human crew on … [Read more...]

September 2013: Around the State

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Home Prices Rise for 18th Month in a Row According to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR), Southern Nevada home prices have been on the rise for 18 straight months. In fact, home prices are 35.3 percent higher than they were a year ago. The average home price bottomed out in January of 2012 at $118,000 and is now up to $180,000 and rising faster than anywhere … [Read more...]