Medical Education: Preparing for the Future of Healthcare in Nevada

An ample supply of providers could transform the Silver State into a destination for healthcare.

Medical education in Nevada is growing and is poised for significant expansion. Collectively, the current and proposed changes will eventually go far in reversing the state’s shortages of medical students, physician residency programs, doctors and nurses. “Everything is about everybody getting bigger, everybody getting successful,” said Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean of the … [Read more...]

August 2014: Around the State

Read business news from around Nevada for August 2014.

RSCVA Sees Year-Over-Year Growth The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) concluded the Fiscal Year 2013/2014 with 163,259 room nights of future business for Reno, Sparks and North Lake Tahoe. That number is a 49 percent increase from last year’s 110,000 room nights. According to the RSCVA, 63 percent of this year’s bookings are new business for the Reno … [Read more...]

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(GOED) and a resident of Nevada, Steve Hill believes there is a rising wave of economic development diversifying an outdated and vulnerable economy built on … [Read more...]

Henderson’s Accelerated Development Focus for Next HCC Breakfast

Scott Muelrath will present “East to West – A Virtual Tour of Henderson Developments” at the Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s network breakfast.

HENDERSON, Nev. – Scott Muelrath, president and CEO of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, will present “East to West – A Virtual Tour of Henderson Developments” at the Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s network breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the Cancun Room at Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway in Henderson. Muelrath will provide attendees with … [Read more...]

Officials Break Ground on Moapa Paiute Tribe Solar Project

The first utility-scale solar project on tribal land is underway in Southern Nevada. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Piautes and executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to kick off construction on the 250 Megawatt power plant. The project is located on … [Read more...]

Henderson Chamber presents panel, ‘Expanding Higher Education in Henderson’

Panel members to include Berkley, Patterson, Coffman HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will present "Expanding Higher Education in Henderson," a panel discussion on creating a diverse workforce for Southern Nevada, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at DragonRidge Country Club, 552 S Stephanie Street. Panel members will include Bart Patterson, … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Education

The Nevada education system has overcome a multitude of hurdles in recent years. Even so, the system still has a long way to go.

From kindergarten to college graduation, Nevada’s education system has overcome a multitude of hurdles in recent years. Even so, the system still has a long way to go. Coming together to discuss issues Nevada faces in regards to education, a combination of business leaders, economic development resources and leaders in education recently met at the Las Vegas offices of Cox … [Read more...]

Special Report: City of Henderson

Today, Henderson is a far cry from the small industrial center it once was. And yet, Nevada’s second largest city still exemplifies the can-do spirit.

Honoring Past Businesses, Recognizing Present Companies & Welcoming Industries of the Future Incorporated in 1953, Henderson, Nev. was born “in America’s defense” with the building of the Basic Magnesium Plant in 1943 during World War II. The plant supplied the U.S. War Department with magnesium for munitions and airplane parts that would eventually help the United States … [Read 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 Development … [Read more...]

Medical Community United on Medicaid Expansion


WHAT: Following a lunch and panel discussion on disaster preparedness, members of the Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition, representing hospitals, physicians and health care organizations throughout Nevada, will urge Governor Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature to adopt Medicaid expansion and accept federal funds to provide health care for thousands of Nevadans. With … [Read more...]

Higher Education Collaborative

The Higher Education Collaborative was formed in Southern Nevada in 2010 with the aim of answering multiple needs for post-secondary education, the community, residents and the Valley’s economy. The organization is especially relevant today with the challenges to Nevada’s education. According to 2008 Census data, of the 1.4 million working age adults (24-65 years old), only … [Read more...]