Southern Nevada Communities Rank Among Nation’s Top Ten
According to a report by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors, Summerlin in Southern Nevada ranked 7th among the nation for the best selling master-planned communities. Sales have been strong for the community in the first half of the year, Summerlin topped last year’s numbers by 28 percent. Since the list debuted in 1994, Summerlin has ranked 21 times with 17 of those rankings in the top 10. The Southern Nevada community Inspirada also appeared on the list this year in ninth place. The annual report ranks 50 of the top-selling communities in the nation.
Las Vegas will be Home to a Professional Soccer Team in 2018
The Las Vegas City Council recently unanimously voted to approve a 15-year lease agreement between Cashman Field and Las Vegas Pro Soccer, LLC. The latter will bring a United Soccer League (USL) expansion team to the city beginning with the 2018 season. The Division II team will become the 33rd to join the league and Las Vegas Pro Soccer is currently seeking name ideas for the new team.
UNLV Launches Research Skills Academy
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ (UNLV) Office of Undergraduate Research and College of Education co-sponsored the first-ever Research Skills Academy. The program welcomed high school students to the UNLV campus to help them develop research skills, learn about research-based careers and attend workshops for professional development skills. The academy ran for two days in July and 30 students representing 15 schools attended.
Nevada Builders Alliance Partners with U.S. Army
Nevada Builders Alliance (NBA), a Reno-based construction trade organization, recently signed a statewide partnership with the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program. The program is part of a long-term effort by the Army to help young people gain education and training in a field of employment while serving in the military. Through the PaYS program NBA will assist young veterans looking toward a career in construction by providing introductions and job interviews when they’ve completed their service.