Nevada Home Builders Association Commends Sandoval for Support of Construction Defect Reform

In his State of the State address, Governor Sandoval called on the Legislature to pass reasonable construction defect reforms, revive our housing market and bring new jobs to Nevadans.  As the Governor noted, much of the persistent unemployment in Nevada can be attributed to construction jobs which were cut in half in the last recession. … [More…]

What to Expect from Carson City in 2015:Republican Sweep Creates New Opportunities for Policy Reforms

The November wave that swept Republicans to victory not only solidified their control of the governor’s mansion but also saw them capture both chambers of the Nevada Legislature for the first time in 85 years. So now what? In the lifetime since Republicans last controlled the legislative process, liberal policies, decade after decade, have generated… [More…]

Helping Nevada Schools: Holistic Approaches to Tough Problems

How does a company that wants to help Nevada schools and students get involved in a way that brings real results?

We in business rarely have any particular expertise as educators, but many of us know that something must be done to help our challenged schools. Governor Sandoval has declared the state’s leading challenge is our unacceptably low high school graduation rate. So how does a company that wants to help Nevada schools and students get… [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…]

Medical Community United on Medicaid Expansion

Nov-13

WHAT: Following a lunch and panel discussion on disaster preparedness, members of the Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition, representing hospitals, physicians and health care organizations throughout Nevada, will urge Governor Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature to adopt Medicaid expansion and accept federal funds to provide health care for thousands of Nevadans. With the constitutional issues… [More…]

Higher Education Collaborative

The Higher Education Collaborative was formed in Southern Nevada in 2010 with the aim of answering multiple needs for post-secondary education, the community, residents and the Valley’s economy. The organization is especially relevant today with the challenges to Nevada’s education. According to 2008 Census data, of the 1.4 million working age adults (24-65 years old),… [More…]