Drakulich Reappointed to Governor’s Economic Development Board

Governor Brian Sandoval has reappointed Kathleen Drakulich to a four-year term on the Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

RENO, Nev. – Governor Brian Sandoval has reappointed McDonald Carano Wilson partner Kathleen Drakulich to a four-year term on the Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. As an attorney, Drakulich represents local, national and international energy and public utility firms in a wide array of regulatory matters, procurement matters, supply and purchase contract … [Read 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 back to work.” Sen. Reid … [Read more...]

July 2012: Around the State

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Nevada Healthcare Providers Receive Incentive Dollars for Electronic Health Records Under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, administrated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), 369 providers in Nevada have received $15,316,668 in … [Read more...]

June 2012: Around the State

Around-the-State: Nevada

Republic Services Unveils Renewable Energy Facility Republic Services and Energenic have unveiled the Apex landfill renewable energy generating facility. The facility is expected to generate enough electricity to power over 10,000 homes in Southern Nevada. NV Energy has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement for the sale of energy produced from the 12-megawatt … [Read more...]

The Green Movement: Thinking Green

Is the hobbled and largely stagnant economy pushing companies nationwide and in Nevada to become greener? Well, yes, if they can cut costs by being more energy efficient and recycling. And, well, no if it means having to submit to government arm twisting to use new processes and technologies that raise rather than lower costs. “There are two sides to the answer, which go … [Read more...]

Rural Nevada: Micro-Economies in a Macro State

While Nevada is one of the hardest hit states and still battling its way back from the recent great recession, the Nevada economy is made up of micro-economies.  The state as a whole saw 13.2 percent unemployment in March, but the rate varies by county.  At first glance, it might be assumed that Nevada’s rural communities are struggling harder than the metro areas, that’s not … [Read more...]