Enjoy the Ride: Nevada’s Luxury Car Business

Nevada’s luxury car business dipped during the recession but rebounded fairly quickly, coming back strong.

Nevada’s luxury car business dipped during the recession but rebounded fairly quickly, coming back strong. After all, given the demographics of luxury car buyers, the customer base has a bit more resilience and disposable income than other car buying populations. “Business is good and demand is high,” said Don Hamrick, general manager, Chapman Las Vegas… [More…]

Go Anywhere From Here: Nevada’s Transportation System

Making transportation plans a community effort led to collaboration between stakeholders in transportation groups concerned with moving people.

When Tina Quigley became general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) she and her team went promptly to talk with officials in metropolitan areas where they’ve created transportation plans that were both funded and built, and had community support behind them. The common message from leaders in those communities was that… [More…]

Nevada’s Convention Industry: Combining Business & Pleasure

Convention planners choose venues, take into account where their attendees are traveling from, determine necessary meeting and exhibition space.

Convention and meeting planners choose locations and venues, take into account where their attendees are traveling from and how, determine necessary meeting and exhibition space and hotel rooms – and arrange for coffee. Coffee is important. Conventions thrive on coffee, served during events, before and after meetings and at meals, which also figure into the… [More…]

Best Companies to Work For: Taking Care of People

In the midst of the recession, some employees might have argued that a “Best Company to Work For” is whichever company gives them a job.

In the midst of the recession, some employees might have argued that a “Best Company to Work For” is whichever company gives them a job. While times have been tough for many Nevada businesses, as the state comes out of this recession, it is clear there are a number of companies who continue to go… [More…]

How Nevada Stacks Up 2014

The numbers are in and most data indicates that Nevada is making economic progress in recovering from the depths of the recession.

The numbers are in and most data indicates that Nevada is making economic progress in recovering from the depths of the recession.  The state’s unemployment rate, while still high, is lower than it was a year ago, the housing market is up, and tourism numbers are slightly higher.  This weak and prolonged recovery is taking… [More…]

Legal Elite 2014: Nevada’s Top Attorneys

This year’s Legal Elite polling garnered 6,454 nominations of attorneys from across the Silver State, highlighting top attorneys as chosen by their peers.

This year’s Legal Elite polling garnered 6,454 nominations of attorneys from across the Silver State. This annual list highlights Nevada’s top attorneys as chosen by their peers. All votes are based on nominations from other attorneys and the following pages highlight the top vote getters in Northern Nevada, Southern Nevada, the Best Up and Coming… [More…]

Health Insurance Update: The Real Cost of Healthcare

The healthcare industry has been undergoing a major shift in how insurers pay providers, against that backdrop the state began implementing the ACA mandates

The healthcare industry, over many years, has been undergoing a gradual but major shift in how insurers pay providers. Against that backdrop, the state began implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) mandates, several of which the federal government has delayed or amended since. The ACA or Obamacare, as it has become known,… [More…]

Educating Nevada’s Workforce: Higher Education in Nevada

Education and economy go together. It’s almost like an equation: education plus workforce equals a healthy economy.

Education and economy go together. It’s almost like an equation: education plus workforce equals a healthy economy. A top flight, community-involved system of higher education is a draw for new industries looking to locate within a state. There’s a need for research institutions, an educated, trainable workforce and a healthy feeder K through 12 school… [More…]

Nevada’s Employment Landscape: Drawing on New Opportunities

At its peak, in October 2010, the state’s unemployment rate hit 13.8 percent, and activity in numerous sectors dropped drastically.

It’s been a while now since the start of the nation’s recession that so harshly impacted Nevada. At its peak, in October 2010, the state’s unemployment rate hit 13.8 percent, and activity in numerous sectors dropped drastically. About two years ago, Governor Sandoval called for the creation of 50,000 Nevada jobs by the end of… [More…]

Corporate Branding: A How To Guide

What makes one business stand out from the pack? Why do potential clients choose one over the other for their services? The answer is in the brands.

What differentiates similar companies, making one stand out from the pack? Why do potential clients choose one over the other for their services? The answer is in the brands. Branding, while second nature to some, remains a mystery to numerous other businesses. In fact, a common belief is that a company’s brand is its logo;… [More…]

Tee Time: Traditional Golfing Business Models Get a New Swing

For generations, golfing and business have gone together like steak and red wine.

For generations, golf and business have gone together like steak and red wine. Business executives forged bonds as they stalked a golf ball on a four-plus-hour hike across a beautifully manicured countryside. They exchanged small talk and found time to talk a little business, if not on the course then certainly over a drink or… [More…]

Nevada’s 2014 Economic Forecast: The Way the Wind Blows…

This year’s predictions offer more good news than has been reported in Nevada Business Magazine’s annual Economic Forecast in the last few years.

When it comes to fortune telling, nothing is ever certain, but a handful of industry experts share their thoughts on Nevada’s economy in 2014. This year’s predictions offer more good news than has been reported in Nevada Business Magazine’s annual Economic Forecast in the last few years. While most business executives are proceeding with caution,… [More…]

Rural Nevada: Independent Spirit Alive and Well

Rural Nevada seems to be rebounding in most communities that were hit the hardest, and recovering in a very positive manner.

Nevada’s rural economies are microcosms of the state’s economy, each with its own characteristics, strengths and weaknesses. While the rest of the country experienced the economic downturn, several of Nevada’s northeastern rural counties barely even blinked. As the economy dove and gold prices rose, mining counties like Elko are just now catching their breath as… [More…]

The Cyber State: Nevada’s Burgeoning Technology Industry

So what’s next? In terms of the next big technology, the crystal ball is fuzzy. But in terms of Nevada technology, growth is in the works.

The Brookings Report; Unify, Reorganize, Diversify: An Economic Development Agenda for Nevada, commissioned by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development in 2011, identified seven industry clusters Nevada should develop, specifically naming the technology and aerospace industries. In 2013, many in those industries are looking at and locating in, Nevada. Tech Comes to Nevada Technology is… [More…]

The Coming Tsunami: Healthcare Reform in Nevada

As healthcare reform moves forward, business leaders across Nevada are adopting a wait-and-see attitude. There is little else they can do.

Amidst dire predictions of monstrous cost increases, and in the wake of President Barack Obama’s recent unilateral (some insist unconstitutional) decision to delay enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate until after the 2014 elections, business leaders across Nevada are adopting a wait-and-see attitude. There is little else they can do. Across the… [More…]

How We Stack Up: Ranking Nevada

Although economic indicators seem to be moving up, Nevada is still plagued with ongoing social problems like the quality of education systems.

The Nevada economy is showing more positive signs in 2013 than it did last year, especially in critical indicators like unemployment and housing.  While many Nevadans still fear that the light at the end of the tunnel may be an oncoming train, there are hopeful signs that travel and tourism are gradually rebounding, more Nevadans… [More…]

Made in Nevada: What Happens Here Goes Everywhere

Exports made in Nevada are growing healthily despite the lackadaisical economy.

America and the world want what Nevada’s got – and not just what’s on the Strip. Exports traveling from Nevada to points north, south, east and west are growing healthily despite the lackadaisical economy. Bolstered by visionary entrepreneurs, a solid workforce, smart tax policies and a state government that mostly knows when to help and… [More…]

Legal Elite 2013: Top Attorneys in Nevada

Legal Elite is an annual list that highlights the top attorneys in Nevada. The votes are based on peer nominations.

With 5,232 unique votes, this year’s Legal Elite polling had the most participation of any year. Legal Elite is an annual list that highlights the top attorneys in Nevada. The votes are based on peer nominations and the following lists feature the top vote getters throughout Nevada. These attorneys represent the best in an already… [More…]

Healthcare in Nevada: Prognosis Encouraging

Nevada healthcare is under an unprecedented combination of pressures but is also holding its own.

Nevada’s 2013 healthcare checkup reveals an industry under an unprecedented combination of pressures – little surprise there – but also one that is holding its own, moving quickly to adapt, gearing up to provide the best patient care possible, and looking confidently to the future. “Nevada’s healthcare industry is in a state of flux as… [More…]

Partnerships Wanted: Education Outlook

Nevada Education Outlook: Partnerships Wanted

It would be cynical to say that the future of education in Nevada hinges on money. After all, doesn’t just about everything? Instead, education’s future across the Silver State will have more to do with utility: giving students better tools with which to achieve success, and the private sector, the trained and educated workforce, managers… [More…]

Nevada Executives Speak Out: Power Poll 2013

Nevada Power Poll 2013 - executives are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

As the Silver State struggles to pull itself out of the worst recession many Nevadans have seen in their lifetime, executives are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. This year marks the eleventh annual Power Poll wherein Nevada Business Magazine asked executives throughout the state to speak up on issues… [More…]