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… [More…]

Technology Trends in the Silver State

A major technological trend today is mobility, a bevy of technologies that not only allow us to connect to others and the Internet anywhere.

In December 2011, Frederick Cook and Kelly Eidson co-founded a business that aims to make moving one’s office or home a seamless, problem-free process. Using its proprietary technology, this Las Vegas firm acts as the intermediary between people who need moving services—truck rentals, full-service movers, pods, freight trailers and more—and the companies that provide those.… [More…]

Nevada’s Convention Industry: Combining Business & Pleasure

Convention planners choose venues, take into account where their attendees are traveling from, determine necessary meeting and exhibition space.

Convention and meeting planners choose locations and venues, take into account where their attendees are traveling from and how, determine necessary meeting and exhibition space and hotel rooms – and arrange for coffee. Coffee is important. Conventions thrive on coffee, served during events, before and after meetings and at meals, which also figure into the… [More…]

Betting on Gaming in Nevada

Nevada and gaming go together like peanut butter and jelly, it has been Nevada’s foundation for so long it’s hard to think of one without the other.

Nevada and gaming go together like peanut butter and jelly. The industry has been Nevada’s foundation for so long it’s hard to think of one without the other. However, as gaming changes, Nevada has found itself adapting and learning to find new ways to earn revenue in a market that, it would appear, everyone wants… [More…]

Nevada’s 2014 Economic Forecast: The Way the Wind Blows…

This year’s predictions offer more good news than has been reported in Nevada Business Magazine’s annual Economic Forecast in the last few years.

When it comes to fortune telling, nothing is ever certain, but a handful of industry experts share their thoughts on Nevada’s economy in 2014. This year’s predictions offer more good news than has been reported in Nevada Business Magazine’s annual Economic Forecast in the last few years. While most business executives are proceeding with caution,… [More…]

Henderson Chamber welcomes LVCVA to networking breakfast

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Vince Alberta to discuss ‘Las Vegas: What’s Next?’ at event May 21 HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host a network breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Wildhorse Golf Course – located at 2100 W. Warm Springs Road in Henderson. The breakfast event will feature Vince Alberta, vice president of public affairs… [More…]

Economic Development: Critical to Nevada

Economic Development: Critical to Nevada

When it comes to Nevada’s future, economic development is critical. Over the last 12 months, The Silver State has made strides on this front. Among other accomplishments, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) hired a leader in November 2011. This spring Gov. Brian Sandoval released “Moving Nevada Forward: A Plan for Excellence in Economic… [More…]

See You Next Year in Nevada! Corporate Meetings and Conventions

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In 2011, almost 40 million people visited Las Vegas. Of those visitors, nearly 5 million were attending conventions and corporate meetings. In 2011 alone there were 19,029 conventions held in Southern Nevada, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). In total, Southern Nevada offers about 2.6 million-square-feet in convention and meeting space,… [More…]

Best Companies to Work for 2012

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In an economy where simply finding a job is an accomplishment in and of itself, being named one of the Best Companies to Work For is doubly impressive. With so many Nevadans seeking work, the following companies have recognized the value of their employees and go above and beyond to ensure they’re taken care of.… [More…]

Gaming: Betting on a Comeback

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Nevada’s gaming industry today continues to recover, with some regions faring better than others. “Both Southern and Northern Nevada markets are struggling right now,” said John Farahi, CEO of Monarch Casino & Resort Inc., which owns Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, in Reno. State gaming revenue has been picking up slowly since it took about a… [More…]

The Green Light: Transportation in Nevada

Transportation in Nevada

There remains a good degree of uncertainty in Nevada’s transportation sector but also plenty of determination, innovation and well justified optimism. Money is tight and legislative action often unpredictable, of course. But work on many fronts is proceeding, with a raft of projects being completed, green-lighted or planned in an industry that by its very… [More…]