FAA Streamlines COAs for UAS Test Sites

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LAS VEGAS – The Federal Aviation Administration has made it simpler for the six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites to conduct research by giving them “blanket” authorizations to fly public aircraft operations throughout the National Airspace System at or below 200 feet. "Today's FAA announcement is great news for the future of Nevada's UAS Test Site effort," said Tom … [Read 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 even a public … [Read more...]

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

An issue with far-reaching effects for businesses and HR professionals, the advent of medical marijuana in the workplace has led to a host of questions.

An issue with far-reaching effects for business owners and HR professionals, the advent of medical marijuana in the workplace has led to a host of questions on the subject. In an effort to answer some of those questions, a panel of experts recently convened to educate attendees on the topic. The breakfast was hosted by Nevada Business Magazine, Holland & Hart and LP … [Read more...]

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(GOED) and a resident of Nevada, Steve Hill believes there is a rising wave of economic development diversifying an outdated and vulnerable economy built on … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Home Prices See 2.7 Percent Increase

Las Vegas home prices ticked up 2.7 percent in February - even as the valley saw fewer homes selling. According to statistics released by the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR), the median price of an existing single-family home sold in Southern Nevada during February was $190,000, up from $185,000 in January. Total existing homes, condos and townhomes sold in … [Read more...]

Kaempfer Crowell’s Airport/Airspace Division Presented Seminar on Drone Opportunities

LAS VEGAS ­— Nevada law firm Kaempfer Crowell presented a seminar to the Nevada Airports Association, the primary organization of Nevada airports, on aviation business opportunities in the emerging drone market. The firm has been addressing client needs regarding development, design, testing and use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones since 2009. The seminar … [Read more...]