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...]

Closing the Digital Divide: Digital literacy is imperative for America’s economic future

Digital literacy is imperative for America’s economic future and possessing these skills is absolutely essential for accessing the jobs and education.

It’s likely that high level business executives, like those reading this article, have access to a broadband connection and are able to navigate to the very bowels of the Internet on their own computer or web enabled device any time they please. Step-away from this niche group momentarily and it’s not too shocking to learn that broadband adoption rates around the U.S. do not … [Read more...]

October 2012: Around the State


Second Annual Broadband Summit to Connect Nevada Communities Co-hosted by Connect Nevada and the governor’s Nevada Broadband Task Force, the second annual Broadband Summit, Connecting Communities, is expected to address Nevada job creation and local economic development through the access, adoption and use of broadband services. The event is being held towards the end of this … [Read more...]

Rural Nevada: Unique Opportunities in Unique Communities


The answer to how to succeed in business without really trying is not as complex as you may think. Business owners should tune their ears in to what is happening in rural Nevada. They may be pleasantly surprised at all they will learn ranging from the mining boom in Elko to the interesting products that are made in Nevada. “Every rural community in Nevada is unique in character … [Read more...]

August 2012: Around the State


Home Prices Up for Fifth Straight Month Statistics released by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) show existing home prices in June increased for the fifth straight month and supply of local homes listed for sale continues to tighten. The total number of homes, condominiums and townhomes sold in June was 3,945, which is down from the 4,134 in May. The median … [Read more...]