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(GOED) and a resident of Nevada, Steve Hill believes there is a rising wave of economic development diversifying an outdated and… [More…]

Nevada State Bank hosts webinar “Insights: Update on Economic Development”

Nevada State Bank is hosting a free webinar, “Insights: Update on Economic Development,” on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time.

LAS VEGAS – It may not be readily evident to small businesses how they fit into the bigger picture of Nevada’s economic development and diversification efforts. With this in mind, Nevada State Bank is hosting a free webinar, “Insights: Update on Economic Development,” on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. Nevada State Bank has assembled… [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…]

Manufacturing in Nevada: Focus on Education, Jobs and the Future

Manufacturing in Nevada, like so many business sectors in Nevada and nationwide, has taken a licking and kept on ticking.

No one with an eye on this state’s economic future should minimize the importance of manufacturing which, like so many business sectors in Nevada and nationwide, has taken a licking and kept on ticking. “The manufacturing sector is still reeling from the recession,” says Frank Woodbeck, director of the department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation… [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…]

Northern Nevada: Hard Work Pays Off

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Northern Nevada has earned its developing economic comeback the old-fashioned way: building on its strengths, looking to the future and taking common sense steps to coax and reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. It’s paying off. “There’s a lot going on,” says Rob Hooper, Executive Director of Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA), the Economic Development Authority for… [More…]

Nevada Industry Excellence: Manufacturing

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With manufacturing suffering nationally along with the rest of American business, it is largely thriving here in Nevada. The engine has been a combination of factors – from legislative miscues in California and a strong Nevada workforce and overall business climate to the relatively low price of land and facilities, an available and affordable workforce,… [More…]

Economic Development: The New Plan

Revenue – money flowing in – is the life’s blood of any household, business or organization. For the state of Nevada, revenue forecasts for 2012 and beyond are mostly positive… but continue to hinge on a variety of factors close to home and half a world away. Progress is being made on a number of… [More…]