Power Poll 2014: The Bounce Back

The 2014 Power Poll marks the twelfth year executives have weighed in on various issues that affect business for Nevada Business Magazine.

Optimism characterizes the mood of Nevada executives this year. Whether it’s waving goodbye to the recession or already having moved on to bigger and better things, business owners and executives have officially brushed off the oppressive economy and are now working on the bounce back. The 2014 Power Poll marks the twelfth year executives have… [More...]

The Left’s New Agenda: Minimum Wage Hikes and Unemployment Benefits Aren’t the Key to Prosperity

Capitalism did not create poverty—it inherited it,” observed individualist philosopher Ayn Rand. Over the past centuries, capitalism has eradicated the previous conditions of widespread famine and starvation and has elevated the living standards of the poor to a level previously unheard of, even for kings. Today, even low-income Americans commonly enjoy cell phones, automobiles, a… [More...]

Senate Must Commit FCC Pick To TV Decency Enforcement

President’s pick must not allow nudity and profanity on public airways WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 1, 2013) – President Obama is set to announce lobbyist Tom Wheeler as his choice to lead the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Wheeler will have no more important job than protecting children and families by enforcing current decency standards. The Senate… [More...]

Assembly Campus Carry Bill Will Not Be Considered For A Vote

Carson City, NV – Assembly Bill 143 to allow concealed firearms on Nevada college campuses will not be considered before the Assembly Committee on Judiciary, even with a majority of committee members indicating their support. “I am disappointed that we are rubber stamping the university system’s view on the bill,” said Assemblywoman Michele Fiore. “We will… [More...]

Fair and Balanced: The Role of Conservative Media

The administration may not like what conservative media outlets say, but they don’t have the right to silence them.

The White House has been trying since Obama’s first term to silence dissent, targeting conservative media outlets and conservative commentators. Why? Because they seem to be the only ones asking the hard questions. Who else is asking what really happened at Benghazi and why four of our citizens were left there to die? Who else… [More...]

Nevada Executives Speak Out: Power Poll 2013

Nevada Power Poll 2013 - executives are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

As the Silver State struggles to pull itself out of the worst recession many Nevadans have seen in their lifetime, executives are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. This year marks the eleventh annual Power Poll wherein Nevada Business Magazine asked executives throughout the state to speak up on issues… [More...]

$1.3 billion for 288 jobs: The failure of government-subsidized renewable energy

Another reason why government shouldn’t pick winners and losers in the economy  In August, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hosted his fifth annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. Delivering the keynote address, former president Bill Clinton claimed that if every state had a renewable-energy standard it would “put a lot of people… [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...]

Tourism: Welcome Back

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Nevada’s travel and tourism industry employs one-third of the state’s population. From hospitality to gaming and from the “What happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas” campaign to Northern Nevada being America’s Adventure Place, the Silver State has been promoted as a world class destination. At the same time, “diversify” has become the State’s battle cry… [More...]

Obama Tries to Grab Control of Another Vital Private Industry: The Internet

Lyle Brennan

We have already seen the Obama administration attempt to take over the healthcare industry with its Obama care program, and we watched it meddle in the alternative energy market by propping up Solyndra and other companies that should have been allowed to fail.  Recently, Obama appears to have sold out America again.  This time it… [More...]

Entitlements & Handouts: The Big Lie

Lyle Brennan

In case you’re wondering why the U.S. economy is in such a mess, consider this sobering statistic: for the first time since the Great Depression, U.S. households received more in cash handouts from the government in 2010 ($2.3 trillion) than they paid in taxes ($2.2 trillion).  Census Bureau numbers from 2009 show that 59 percent… [More...]

If you had the opportunity to meet with President Obama, what would you ask him?

“Can history repeat itself? What measures does our government have in place to ensure we do not end up like Argentina?” Tom Naseef • President, Coldwell Banker Commercial “One of your many campaign promises was to make government much more transparent.  I was encouraged, because it would hopefully eliminate some of the back-door deals and the people… [More...]