Hometown Health Expands to Southern Nevada
A non-profit health insurance company, Hometown Health has expanded its presence in Southern Nevada. The company has been in Northern Nevada since 1988 and targets individuals, families and employer groups with 50 or less employees.
Self-Driving, Public Shuttle Launched in Downtown Las Vegas
AAA has launched the nation’s first self-driving shuttle geared toward public-use. Currently, in the testing phase, the shuttle is the first self-driving vehicle to be fully integrated with a city’s traffic infrastructure. During the testing period, AAA will study how the shuttle interacts in a live traffic environment within Las Vegas’ Innovation District as well as survey riders on their experience. AAA partnered with the City of Las Vegas, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and Keolis North America, who will operate and maintain the shuttle.
Sixty-Two CCSD Students Named Amongst National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
According to the Clark County School District (CCSD), 62 students from 15 high schools have been selected as semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Those 62 seniors represent less than one percent of all U.S. high school seniors to receive the honor. Next spring, over $33 million in National Merit Scholarships will be handed out. The 62 Nevada semifinalists are required to submit a detail application to become a finalist. Scholarship recipients are selected based on skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in college.
First Nevada Certified Site Sold in Carson City
Sponsored by the Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA), the Nevada Certified Site Program handles all the requirements for a purchase as part of the listing to meet city, county and state regulations. The program gives certified sites a specific designation and was created to streamline expansions and relocations for companies looking at Northern Nevada. Reno Lumber became the first company to close on a certified site as the business looks to expand into Carson City.