A Future of Change: Economic Development

At the top of the economic development wish list is unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, presenting one of the biggest opportunities for Nevada.

Nevada, because of its narrow focus on three industries, was devastated by the recession and eventually led the nation in foreclosures and unemployment. As both the director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and a resident of Nevada, Steve Hill believes there is a rising wave of economic development diversifying an outdated and… [More...]

Providence Master Planned Community breaks ground on third park

Good things come in threes, and so it is with parks at the Providence master plan, Huckleberry Park will join The Promenade and Knickerbocker Park.

Good things come in threes, and so it is with parks at the Providence master plan, which just broke ground on its third park. Huckleberry Park will join The Promenade and Knickerbocker Park at the fast-selling community in northwest Las Vegas. Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross joined Providence developer Focus Property Group, community residents… [More...]

Windermere Taking Day to Help Homeless Youth in Southern Nevada

Dozens of Nevada real estate professionals are taking Oct. 18 off. But they aren’t calling in sick. Instead they will spend the day providing service to Street Teens, a non-profit that assists homeless, abandoned, and at-risk youth in in Las Vegas. Windermere Real Estate announced its three local offices will close from 9 a.m. to… [More...]

PUCN Dismisses NV Energy Complaint in Creech Air Force Base Dispute

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative serving more than 45,000 consumers in southwestern Nevada, achieved a significant victory, as the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) formally dismissed a complaint filed by NV Energy in response to VEA’s $36.6 million contract to purchase, maintain and operate the electric distribution infrastructure… [More...]

Valley Electric Association Restores Cooperative’s First Truck, Preserves Piece of Nevada History

In an effort to honor the rich history of southwestern Nevada and celebrate the longevity of Valley Electric Association has restored its very first truck.

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to honor the rich history of southwestern Nevada and celebrate the longevity of Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA), the Pahrump-based cooperative has restored its very first truck, a 1943 Chevrolet power pole digger, to pristine working condition. The digger truck, which was the first piece of mechanized equipment utilized by… [More...]

Flip a Switch, Turn on a Faucet: Nevada’s Utility Companies

Utilities in Nevada took a beating during the recession. Now the light at the end of the tunnel may be an indication that the economy is recovering.

Utilities in Nevada took a beating during the recession. Now the light at the end of the tunnel may be an indication that the economy is recovering. Utilities is a catchall phrase for services businesses and individuals use on a daily basis: water, power, natural gas. Most utilities are regulated by the Public Utilities Commission… [More...]

Technology: Wired Up and Ready to Go

The state of Nevada is building the future today by taking all the right steps to become a global technology leader in the year ahead.

With so much of America looking hopefully to the future, the state of Nevada is building it today by taking all the right steps to become a global technology leader in the year ahead. The technology sector in Nevada “has changed so much in five years,” says Dave Archer, President and Chief Executive Officer of… [More...]

Government Contractors: Working with the System

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Government contractors provide a lot to the state of Nevada — and it isn’t always easy. Vying for contracts at any time, but especially in an ailing economy, can be competition at its most cutthroat, and partnering with the largest bureaucracy in the history of the human race is a complex undertaking. Fortunately for Nevada,… [More...]