Business Indicators: April 2015

Nevada Business Indicators: April 2015. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “second” estimate for fourth quarter 2014 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 2.2 percent, lower than the 2.6 percent growth first reported. Compared to the “advanced” estimate, changes in private inventories increased less and nonresidential fixed investment increased more. Personal consumption expenditures, residential investment, … [Read more...]

A Developing State: Growing Economy Encourages New Projects

Business is growing across the state. Those who survived the recession are going back to work developing.

As Nevada’s economy picks up the pace, businesses are returning to Nevada and Nevada is returning to business – mostly. In Southern Nevada there’s no real wage growth, gaming revenues are down, home sales are slowing. At the same time, industrial property vacancies are dropping, flex space rents are low but flex spaces themselves are filling, and big box industrial space is … [Read more...]

Business Indicators: February 2015

Nevada Business Indicators: February 2015. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “third” estimate for third quarter 2014 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 5 percent, higher than the 3.9 percent growth initially reported. In the revision, personal consumption expenditures and nonresidential fixed investment increased more than previously estimated. Residential investment, net exports, federal government spending, … [Read more...]

Business Indicators: January 2015

Business Indicators: January 2015

The “second” estimate for third quarter 2014 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 3.9 percent, higher than the 3.5 percent growth initially reported. In the revision, personal consumption expenditures and nonresidential fixed investment increased more than previously estimated, while private inventory investment decreased less. Residential … [Read more...]

Minimum-Wage Hikes: The Path to Poverty for Poor People

Presumably, State Senator Tick Segerblom thinks his proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15-per-hour in Nevada would be beneficial. After all, it sounds appealing to double the pay of fast-food workers and other entry-level workers with one wave of the government’s mandate wand. As businessmen and women know firsthand, however, there’s a big difference between good … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Bankers

Nevada banking executives recently met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges in their industry.

Enduring a slow economic recovery, the banking industry stays focused on getting businesses back on their feet in the midst of increasing regulations and legislative uncertainty. Nevada banking executives recently met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges in their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Magazine, served as … [Read more...]

Business Indicators: September 2014

Nevada Business Indicators: September 2014. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “advance” estimate for second quarter 2014 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 4.0 percent, rebounding from the negative 2.1 percent growth experienced during first quarter 2014. Personal consumption expenditures, changes in private inventories, residential investment, non-residential fixed investment, and state and local government … [Read more...]

Business Indicators: July 2014

Nevada Business Indicators: July 2014. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “second” estimate for first quarter 2014 shows U.S. real gross domestic product decreasing at an annualized rate of 1.0 percent, lower than the positive 0.1 percent growth first reported. U.S. nonfarm employment experienced gains in May, adding 217,000 jobs over April. The unemployment rate remained constant at 6.3 percent, as labor force participation increased. Housing … [Read more...]

Business Indicators: May 2014

Nevada business indicators: May 2014. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “third” estimate for fourth quarter 2013 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 2.6 percent, higher than the 2.4 percent growth first reported in the “second” estimate. The revision consisted of a larger increase in personal consumption expenditures from third to fourth quarter 2013. Nonresidential fixed investment, net exports and state … [Read more...]

Business Indicators: April 2014

Nevada business indicators: April 2014. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “second” estimate for fourth quarter 2013 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 2.4 percent, lower than the 3.2 percent growth first reported in the “advance” estimate. The revision consisted of a smaller increase in personal consumption expenditures from third to fourth quarter 2013. Non-residential fixed investment, net exports and … [Read more...]

Business Indicators: March 2014

Read Nevada business indicators: March 2014. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “advance” estimate for fourth quarter 2013 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 3.2 percent, below the 4.1 percent growth experienced during third quarter 2013. Personal consumption expenditures, non-residential fixed investment, net exports and state and local government spending made positive contributions. Federal government spending … [Read more...]

Business Indicators: February 2014

Read Nevada business indicators: February 2014. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “third” estimate for third quarter 2013 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 4.1 percent, an improvement over the 3.6 percent growth reported in the “second” estimate. Higher levels of personal consumption expenditures and nonresidential fixed investment were responsible for the upward revision. Residential investment, net exports, and … [Read 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 a piece of. The bill allowing online poker in Nevada was … [Read more...]

January 2014: Business Indicators

Read Nevada business indicators: January 2014. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “second” estimate for third quarter 2013 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 3.6 percent, an improvement over the 2.8 percent growth initially reported. Most of the revision was due to an acceleration of private inventory investment. Personal consumption expenditures, business fixed investment, residential investment, net exports and … [Read more...]

December 2013: Business Indicators

Read Nevada business indicators: December 2013. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

Advanced estimates for third quarter 2013 show U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 2.8 percent, a slight improvement over the 2.5 percent growth experienced in second quarter 2013. Federal government spending made negative contributions. Personal consumption expenditures, private inventory investment, business fixed investment, residential … [Read more...]

November 2013: Business Indicators

Read Nevada business indicators: November 2013. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

Revised estimates for second quarter 2013 show U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 2.5 percent, an improvement over the 1.7 percent growth first reported. Federal government spending made negative contributions. Personal consumption expenditures, private inventory investment, business fixed investment, residential investment, and state and local … [Read more...]

October 2013: Business Indicators

Read Nevada business indicators: October 2013. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

Revised estimates for second quarter 2013 show U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 2.5 percent, an improvement over the 1.7 percent growth first reported. Federal government spending made negative contributions. Personal consumption expenditures, private inventory investment, business fixed investment, residential investment and state and local … [Read more...]

September 2013: Business Indicators

A look at September 2013 Business Indicators for the U.S., Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno.

Estimates for second quarter 2013 show U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 1.7 percent, an improvement over the 1.1 percent growth experienced in first quarter 2013. Federal government spending and net exports made negative contributions. Personal consumption expenditures, private inventory investment, business fixed investment, residential … [Read more...]

August 2013: Business Indicators

A look at August 2013 Business Indicators for the U.S., Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno.

The “third” estimate for first quarter 2013 show U.S. real GDP increasing at an annualized rate of 1.8 percent, an improvement over the 0.4 percent growth experienced in fourth quarter 2012. Federal government spending, net exports and state and local government spending all made negative contributions while personal consumption expenditures, private inventory investment, … [Read more...]

Made in Nevada: What Happens Here Goes Everywhere

Exports made in Nevada are growing healthily despite the lackadaisical economy.

America and the world want what Nevada’s got – and not just what’s on the Strip. Exports traveling from Nevada to points north, south, east and west are growing healthily despite the lackadaisical economy. Bolstered by visionary entrepreneurs, a solid workforce, smart tax policies and a state government that mostly knows when to help and when to get out of the way, the world … [Read more...]