Public Meeting Launched to Address Underperforming Education System
In what is expected to be the first of several meetings, Treasurer Dan Schwartz has called for a public meeting to receive input on the draft of a bill targeted at Nevada’s beleaguered K-12 education system. The treasurer hopes to draft a bill for the 2019 legislation that will address educational choice programs while taking a look at issues that broadly impact Nevada’s public schools.
Las Vegas Receives Grant from Veterans Affairs
The city of Las Vegas has been awarded a $13,000 grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Nevada Department of Veterans Services. The grants are intended to provide adaptive sport opportunities for disabled veterans and members of the Armed Services.
Reno Startup Announces Launch of Sensor Technology
Founded last October as part of the Innevator accelerator at the Innevation Center University of Nevada, Reno, a local startup, SimpleSense, has launched a human presence sensor based on infrared technology. The company’s sensor detects people and how long they’re present. SimpleSense compared the technology to website analytics but for a physical location. Company leadership hopes the simplicity of their technology will address a need where cost and complexity has kept solutions from being rapidly scalable.
Ceremonial Groundbreaking held for Las Vegas Convention Center
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in early January, kicking off construction of the Las Vegas Convention Center District’s (LVCCD) Phase 2 expansion. The project is a $860 million planned expansion that will add 1.4 million square feet to the current convention center. The final phase of the expansion, Phase 3, will commence when Phase 2 is finished and will complete the renovation of the existing 3.2 million square foot facility. The project is expected to wrap up by 2023.
Credit Union Membership Grows in Southern Nevada
According to the “Third Quarter Credit Union Trends Report”, Southern Nevada added over 4,600 new members for 2017. Credit union members in Southern Nevada have now reached 231,000, a level not seen since 2012. In addition, Clark County Credit Union (CCCU) has hit $700 million in assets for the first time in the credit union’s 65 plus years.
UNR’s College of Business Ranks for Online Program
University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business has received recognition for its online graduates program. The College of Business’ Online Executive MBA is offered in partnership with Extended Studies and is ranked 33rd out of 199 schools in the US News & World Report’s “Best Online MBUS A Programs” category.
Nevada Communities Among Top Sellers
According to RCLCO’s annual ranking, Summerlin has been named fourth best-selling master-planned community (MPC), the community’s 22nd time appearing on the list. The MPC is up from their fifth spot in 2016 with a 37 percent increase from year to year. In 2017, Summerlin opened 10 new neighborhoods, two public elementary schools, the community’s 10th golf course and the City National Arena. In addition, the Las Vegas Ballpark was announced for the area. Inspirada has also been ranked as eighth best-selling on RCLCO’s list. This is the community’s third consecutive year in the top ten of the list. Inspirada saw a 28 percent increase over the previous year in home sales.