In representing Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District, Dean Heller voted his conscience as a staunch fiscal conservative, and on several occasions seemed to be the sole voice of reason among the Nevada delegation. Now that Gov. Sandoval has appointed him to take over John Ensign’s Senate seat, a special election will take place on Sept. 12 to fill the congressional seat vacated … [Read more...] about Senator Dean Heller: Facing the Challenges Ahead
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The 2011 Legal Elite list represents the top attorneys in Nevada. Comprising the lists this year are 100 Southern Nevada lawyers, 35 Northern Nevada lawyers, 20 Best Up and Coming lawyers and 15 Best Government lawyers. Nevada has 10,584 licensed attorneys and of those, this year’s 135 (Southern and Northern Nevada attorneys) represent the top one percent. These attorneys … [Read more...] about Legal Elite: Nevada’s Best Attorneys as Chosen by their Peers
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...] about Rural Nevada: Micro-Economies in a Macro State
Economic Development agencies in Nevada are going through a period of upheaval. With changes looming to the structure of economic development in our state and continual funding issues, these agencies are working hard just to keep up. Recently, executives representing economic development in Nevada met at the law offices of Holland & Hart in Las Vegas to discuss the many … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Economic Development
The statewide retail market appears poised for a comeback – nothing dramatic, mind you, but a comeback nonetheless -- and at this point Nevadans are grateful for just about any ray of light. “Retail is doing better,” reports Nick Hannon, Senior Vice President for Territory, Inc. in Las Vegas, one of Nevada’s leading developers of open-air retail shopping centers. “Retail is … [Read more...] about Retail Market: If you build it, will they shop?
World Class Lifestyle Ask any two Northern Nevada transplants why they chose to locate to the area, and their answers will likely be similar. The unsurpassed quality of life coupled with the outdoor amenities and scenic beauty of the area brought them to Northern Nevada. While the pro-business advantages and strategic location may have factored into their decision to locate … [Read more...] about Living and Working in Northern Nevada
Nevada Solar Project Receives Conditional Commitment for Loan The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has offered SolarReserve, a developer of large-scale solar power projects, a conditional commitment for a $737 million loan. The loan would fund the 110 megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Tonopah. Construction is slated to begin this summer. Upon completion, the … [Read more...] about Around the State: June 2011
President, Chief Executive Officer Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Pahrump How did you get into your profession? I always wanted to be a doctor, as a youngster I watched television shows about doctors. I pursued my dream, went to medical school, completed my residency here at University Medical Center School of Medicine in Las Vegas, earned a … [Read more...] about Sherif W. Abdou, M.D.: Healthcare Partners Medical Group – Nevada
For those thinking about opening a small business in this economic climate, it may seem like a daunting road ahead. First, do the homework. It is important to research the product or service provided to the consumer. Small businesses that thrive provide consistency in their product or service, which makes it easier to replicate – why reinvent the wheel when it isn’t … [Read more...] about Affiliated Small Businesses: Tools for Success
“Revenue solutions” are the talk of Carson City as the Nevada Legislature heads into its final week. Unsatisfied with Gov. Brian Sandoval’s newest proposals to hold state spending in the next budget cycle at a similar level to the current budget cycle, majority Democrats are pressing for more taxes on Silver State businesses, workers and consumers. These tax increases would … [Read more...] about Taxes, Taxes & Taxes… Oh My!: Lawmakers trying to poach more from private industry
From time to time, attorneys get calls from clients who have just received scary-looking subpoenas “commanding” them, in ALL CAPS, to produce documents in legal proceedings pending in other states. These subpoenas often seem, at first blush, to have nothing to do with the client. Sometimes the subpoena seeks employment records of current or former employees; at other times it … [Read more...] about Nevada’s Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act: Understanding Out-of-State Subpoenas
Las Vegas The Las Vegas Valley office market witnessed a modest decline in vacancy with continued downward price adjustments. While no new space completed construction during the quarter, the market reported 97,300 square feet of positive net absorption, sliding the vacancy rate 0.2 percentage points to 24.0 percent. Looking ahead, eight projects totaling nearly 1.2 … [Read more...] about Office Summary: First Quarter 2011
The U.S. economy slowed noticeably in the first quarter, with real GDP growth dropping to 1.7 percent at an annualized rate—considerably weaker than the 3.1 percent figure posted for fourth quarter 2010. Despite evidence of weakening economic activity, U.S. non-farm employment rose by a robust 244,000 jobs (seasonally adjusted) in April, marking the seventh straight month of … [Read more...] about June 2011: Business Indicators
“I value my coach the most. I always have a coach and sometimes more than one. Coaching makes me think. As a business owner I need to stretch and learn constantly. My coach helps me stay focused on my business and continuous improvement so I can do a great job for my customers.” Alice R. Heiman • President & Chief Sales Officer, Alice Heiman, LLC “Business marketing … [Read more...] about What type of business consultant do you most value?