Henderson Executive Airport Expanded
Clark & Sullivan Constructors recently completed a $23 million expansion project at the Henderson Executive Airport for the Clark County Department of Aviation. The general aviation facility has a new stand-alone control tower and a 24,000-square-foot terminal designed to serve high-end customers. In addition, two parallel runways were built to meet the needs of virtually all general aviation aircraft; one of the new runways is the longest general aviation runway in the Las Vegas Valley. Officials at the Department of Aviation hope to convince more general aviation planes to use Henderson Executive Airport to decrease traffic at McCarran International, which is nearing capacity.
Venture Capital Conference to Convene
Golden Capital Network, Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology and the Sierra Angels will hold the sixth annual Silver and Gold Venture Capital Conference on October 3 and 4 in Reno. The event provides an opportunity for new companies to demonstrate their capabilities before 50 leading investor groups and venture capital funds. The conference also provides an opportunity for investors to learn about fundable entrepreneurial endeavors in the region. For more information visit www.goldencapital.net.
Sierra Pacific Launches GRID
Sierra Pacific Power recently rolled out the Geographic Real Estate, Office and Industrial Database (GRID), a comprehensive geographic information system that includes all available commercial and industrial property in Northern Nevada. GRID looks at all the property available in the northern half of the state, regardless of city or county, location, owner or broker. The system is searchable by size, location or type of property desired. Included with the search are scaleable maps, listings for land uses and nearby roadways, plus information about the sale, lease and suitable uses for the property. Each property listing contains a direct link to the broker or developer involved with the property for quick reference and contact. Access to GRID is at http://econdev.sierrapacific.com/sppc/
Cox Announces New Headquarters
Cox Communications-Las Vegas recently announced that it will relocate its regional headquarters in Southern Nevada to an 187,000-square-foot facility at 1700 Vegas Drive formerly used by the Veterans Administration. The building and land cover 13 acres in West Las Vegas. Renovation of the building may take up to two years. Upon completion, Cox will transfer its workforce of nearly 900 employees from the current location at 121 Martin Luther King Blvd., as well as from its Henderson-based Cox Business Services division. Cox hopes its move to West Las Vegas will help contribute to the area’s revitalization.
Mineral County Receives Federal Funding
Gov. Kenny Guinn recently announced the award of $3,040,000 in funding for economic improvement in Mineral Country though the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The funding is designed to upgrade water and sewer infrastructure so that a large tract of industrial land adjacent to Hawthorne Army Depot and the Mineral County Airport can be developed into an economic center. It is estimated this will create more than 650 jobs in Mineral County, along with generating $20 million in private investment in the community. The EDA grant has a 20 percent local match requirement; more than $383,000 of that match came from the state Community Development Block Grant program, a division of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development. Additional match funding will come from local sources and in-kind investments.