The Tea Party movement has been the target of vicious verbal attacks recently, and they seem to be escalating. Indiana Congressman Andre Carson, a member of the Black Congressional Caucus, said, “Some of them in Congress right now with this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me… hanging on a tree,” and Carson’s spokesman wrote, “The Tea Party is protecting its … [Read more...] about The Tea Party Movement: Terrorists or Patriots?
Archives for October 2011
Although it’s been criticized for having earmarks that will supposedly save the salt marsh harvest mouse from extinction and reduce community violence through tattoo removal in California, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is praised by transportation leaders in Nevada as a veritable Godsend of monies that has enabled them to continue their all important … [Read more...] about Driving Forward: Transportation in Nevada
Necessity is the mother of invention. Lisa Marshall was also a mother when she started American Pet Diner in Eureka, and she didn’t want to leave her kids with babysitters while getting a job in town. Luckily for Marshall, and her kids, she came from an entrepreneurial background – her father and grandfather had run an insurance business – so when she moved to Nevada where her … [Read more...] about Going Global: Nevada’s Place in the World Market
Recently, executives representing Nevada’s banking industry met at the law offices of Holland & Hart in Las Vegas to discuss the changed industry and their expectations for the future. Despite some signs of improvement, there continues to be a divide between banks looking to lend and businesses looking to borrow. Bankers hope to bridge that divide and find qualified … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Bankers
Like so much of the American business landscape over the last three years, commercial property management has changed – often abruptly. With the economy straining to hang on, more brokers moving into property management, the unprecedented number of foreclosures, crowds of clients coming from out of state and relationships with banks and other lenders in flux, Nevada’s real … [Read more...] about Property Management: Feeling the Squeeze
Partner Las Vegas & Reno Number of Employees: 100+ Years in Nevada: 30 Years with Company: 1 How did you first get into your profession? My dad didn’t finish the tenth grade but he recognized the value of a formal education. He encouraged both of his children to take advantage of educational opportunities that weren’t available to him. When I was in high school I … [Read more...] about Thomas R. Sheets: McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
Storey County Establishes Independent Economic Development Authority Storey County, home to the 107,000 acre Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) has established an economic development authority in order to work more closely with the Nevada Commission on Economic Development. Storey County is the second smallest county in Nevada and TRIC takes up approximately 65 percent of … [Read more...] about October 2011: Around the State
In today’s modern business world, the watchword is “efficiency.” Most people, in the interest of squeezing the most hours out of working days, have automated as many customer service transactions as possible. It’s important to constantly evolve technology. It makes jobs easier in some very significant ways. But only one thing really makes or breaks a successful business: … [Read more...] about What Everyone is Thinking: Where did the good old days go?
It’s one of the most challenging questions facing labor economists today: At what level should most public employees be paid? In public sector employment, the typical price signals that help determine wage rates in competitive labor markets are absent. After all, most government agencies do not compete in an open labor market wherein they must also provide quality goods to … [Read more...] about How much is too much?: Government wages are extravagant and arbitrary
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is designed to ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable healthcare; and, hopes to create the transformation within the healthcare system necessary to contain costs. One key part of the act outlines a change in the payment structure between insurance companies and physician groups. Instead of paying … [Read more...] about A New Approach to Healthcare
Las Vegas Retail vacancies moved downward to a level not seen in more than two years. The market recorded 369,700 square feet of positive net absorption during the second quarter of 2011, pushing the vacancy rate down to 10.1 percent, a decline of almost 0.4 percentage points compared to the previous quarter (Q1 2011) and down nearly 0.7 percentage points in the same period … [Read more...] about Retail Summary: Second Quarter 2011
U.S. real GDP grew at an annualized rate of 1.0 percent during second quarter 2011, up somewhat from the revised first quarter estimate of 0.4 percent. Both figures are well below the revised estimate of 2.3 percent annualized growth for real GDP in fourth quarter 2010. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) establishment survey, U.S. nonfarm employment held steady … [Read more...] about Business Indicators: October 2011
“Nevada’s tremendous potential for growth. Defining the opportunities to rebound from the recession, and developing a specific course of action are the keys to realizing that potential. Nevada needs to move beyond old economic development paradigms and embrace a new economic diversification structure with a commitment to innovation and leadership.” Ross Miller • Nevada … [Read more...] about What do you love most about Nevada?