Business Indicators: September 2015

Business Indicators: September 2015. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The preliminary estimate for U.S. real gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2015 indicates an annualized rate increase of 2.3 percent. Recent Bureau of Economic Analysis revisions state that real GDP increased by 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2014, higher than the negative 0.2 percent growth in the third estimate. Higher real GDP growth in the first … [Read more...]

Let’s Get Personal: Credit Unions in Nevada

Although many financial institutions struggled during the recent economic downturn, credit unions in general fared somewhat better.

Although many financial institutions struggled during the recent economic downturn, credit unions in general fared somewhat better. “The credit union industry weathered the recession pretty well, but in Nevada some merged out of existence. The credit unions that are left are much stronger and are thriving now,” said Andy Hunter, president and CEO of Silver State Schools … [Read more...]

Industry Blueprint: The New Normal for Architects and Engineers

“Construction didn’t really slow down,” said Robert Finnegan. “It stopped.” That stoppage included the architecture and engineering sector.

The construction industry is still rebuilding after the recession. One of the hardest hit industries, construction employment declined nationally by 13.7 percent during the downturn, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “In Las Vegas, construction didn’t really slow down,” said Robert Finnegan, PE, Finnegan Erickson Associates (FEA). “It stopped.” That stopage … [Read more...]

Business Indicators: August 2015

Business Indicators: August 2015. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “third” estimate for first quarter 2015 shows U.S. real gross domestic product decreasing at an annualized rate of 0.2 percent, higher than the negative 0.7 percent growth previously reported in the “second” estimate. The revision consisted of a smaller decrease of exports and a larger increase in personal consumption expenditures. Federal government spending, changes in … [Read more...]

Business Indicators: July 2015

Business Indicators: July 2015. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “second” estimate for first quarter 2015 shows U.S. real gross domestic product decreasing at an annualized rate of 0.7 percent, lower than the 0.2 percent growth previously reported in the “advance” estimate. The revision consisted of a less increase of personal consumption expenditure and inventory investment and a larger decrease of net exports from fourth quarter 2014 … [Read more...]

Business Indicators: June 2015

Business Indicators: June 2015. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “advance” estimate for first quarter 2015 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 0.2 percent. In fourth quarter 2014, real GDP increased by 2.2 percent. Personal consumption expenditures, federal government spending, changes in private inventories and residential investment made positive contributions. Non-residential fixed investment, … [Read more...]

United Blood Services to Award 16 College Scholarships to Area High Schools

WHO:    United Blood Services of Las Vegas WHAT:    15th Annual Celebration of Life High School Awards and Scholarship Banquet WHY:        Approximately 6100 units of blood were donated during the 2014-2015 school year by students in Clark County and neighboring school districts as part of the United Blood Services High School Blood Drive Program. That number … [Read more...]

Business Indicators: May 2015

Business Indicators: May 2015

The “third” estimate for fourth quarter 2014 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 2.2 percent. Compared to the “second” estimate, personal consumption expenditures increased more, but were offset by smaller changes in private inventories. Nonresidential fixed investment, residential investment, and state and local government spending also … [Read more...]

State Renews Contract with Solutions Recovery and Others to Treat Mental Illness Paired with Addiction in Nevada

LAS VEGAS - Solutions Recovery Inc. is pleased to announce that the state has renewed its contract to provide rehabilitation and after care to individuals in Nevada who have been diagnosed with co-occurring disorders. Working together with Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (SNAMHS) and the Community Counseling Center, the three come together to provide much-needed … [Read more...]

Business Indicators: April 2015

Nevada Business Indicators: April 2015. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “second” estimate for fourth quarter 2014 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 2.2 percent, lower than the 2.6 percent growth first reported. Compared to the “advanced” estimate, changes in private inventories increased less and nonresidential fixed investment increased more. Personal consumption expenditures, residential investment, … [Read more...]

Business Indicators: March 2015

Nevada Business Indicators: March 2015. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “advance” estimate for fourth quarter 2014 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 2.5 percent, much lower than the 5.0 percent growth experienced during third quarter 2014. Personal consumption expenditures, nonresidential fixed investment, residential investment, changes in private inventories and state and local government spending made … [Read more...]

Retiring in the Lap of Taxpayer-Funded Luxury

How pensions in Nevada are often better than paychecks Know a public employee in Nevada who is looking for a pay raise? Tell him to retire. According to a new analysis made possible by the court-ordered release of Nevada’s Public Employee Retirement System payment records, once-public employees in the Silver State are making golden pensions — so generous that their … [Read more...]

VEA Announces New Marketing Team Members

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to provide ongoing communication and transparency for community members across its service territory, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, announced it has hired two new marketing employees, Marketing and Media Relations Representative Thomas Moore and Community Relations … [Read more...]

R+W Advertising Rebrands as Robertson+Partners

Las Vegas- based R+W Advertising has rebranded as Robertson + Partners, a full-service marketing strategy firm delivering return on investments.

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas- based R+W Advertising has rebranded as Robertson + Partners, a full-service marketing strategy firm delivering return on investment (ROI) through integrated advertising, media and digital services. The rebranding announcement was made at a special event on Nov. 6, where the company unveiled its innovative new cause marketing campaign, “Be + Las Vegas”. … [Read more...]

Dickson Realty Awarded Revitalization Award

Dickson Realty Awarded Revitalization Award from Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Dickson Realty has been awarded the 2014 large company Revitalization Award from the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in honor of its new 7,048 square foot office building in Truckee. The award recognizes new construction and/or renovation projects that help make Truckee more visually … [Read more...]

Sex Education in Clark County Schools: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

The sex education model currently used in the district focuses on abstinence, while giving older students information on contraception and safe sex.

Would you like your child or grandchild to be taught about vaginal intercourse, masturbation and homosexuality in kindergarten? How about a junior high student being instructed about orgasms and anal intercourse? If you think this couldn’t happen in Clark County schools, you’re mistaken. These very topics were discussed at closed-door meetings held by the Clark County School … [Read more...]

Business Indicators: November 2014

Nevada Business Indicators: November 2014. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “third” estimate for second quarter 2014 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 4.6 percent, slightly higher than the 4.2 percent growth reported in the “second” estimate. The revision was due to the increases in nonresident fixed investment and exports being larger than previously estimated. U.S. nonfarm employment experienced robust … [Read more...]

Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada Ignites the Holiday Season with Suite Holidays Tours and Tastings Experiences

‘Tis the season to preview some of the Strip’s most lavish suites and iconic experiences at JA of Nevada's Suite Holidays Tours and Tastings Experiences.

LAS VEGAS – ‘Tis the season to preview some of the Strip’s most lavish suites and iconic experiences at Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada's  (JA) Fourth Annual Suite Holidays Tours and Tastings Experiences on Dec. 6 from 3 – 10 p.m. Guests are invited to the hot spot-hopping extravaganza as some of Las Vegas’ major resort casinos open their doors to ultra-exclusive … [Read more...]

Park Place Infiniti Sponsors Smiles for Survivors; Governor Approves Solar Tax Incentives

Park Place Infiniti Sponsors Smiles for Survivors Park Place Infiniti is sponsoring the fourth annual Blow Out Breast Cancer event, presented by the Smiles for Survivors foundation and Square Colour Salon and Spa. [Read More...] Governor’s Office of Energy Approves Solar Tax Incentives Highlighting its commitment to renewable energy in Nevada, the Governor’s Office of Energy … [Read more...]

Nevada’s Solar Future Brightens Thanks to Governor’s Office of Energy Incentive

Highlighting its unshakable commitment to renewable energy in Nevada, the GOE approved a tax incentive for a solar energy generation project.

Carson City, NV - Highlighting its unshakable commitment to renewable energy in Nevada, the Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE) approved a tax incentive for a solar energy generation project in Clark County. American Capital Energy – Searchlight Solar, LLC, received a three-year sales and use tax incentive and 20-year property tax incentive as part of the GOE Renewable Energy Tax … [Read more...]