Fall Economic Forum Shows Positive Growth
According to a “Regional Intelligence Report” by Dr. Christopher Thornberg of Beacon Economics, Nevada’s population growth has significantly outpaced the nation. Thornberg’s findings were presented at Bank of Nevada’s recent Fall Economic Forum. The report noted that the Southern Nevada economy has continued its expansion through the first half of the year and continued economic growth is expected in Nevada for the foreseeable future.
Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center Acquires Advanced Robotic Platform
Saint Mary’s recently purchased Excelsius GPS, a robotic navigation platform. The platform is the first of its kind and combines a rigid robotic arm and full navigation capabilities into an adoptable platform that allows for accurate trajectory alignment in spine surgery. The technology is designed to enhance safety and improve efficiency in the operating room.
Nevada Unemployment Claims are Down over the Month
According to the Department of Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits totaled just over 8,400 in September, down over 1,200 claims or 12.8 percent compared to the previous month. The seasonal shift downward was expected. Looking at trends through the first nine months of the year, and netting out the effects of seasonal changes, claims activity is down 3.6 percent compared to the same time period last year.
GOED Invites Residents to Comment on Fair Housing and Grant Funding
Residents in Nevada’s smaller cities are encouraged to provide input as the state of Nevada is developing priorities for federal grant money for housing, community development and economic development. The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), Department of Business and Industry and the Department of Health and Human Services have teamed up to gather information required for the nearly $40 million in annual U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants. The information will be used to craft a four year plan for funding. Nevada residents can fill out online surveys or attend video conferences to provide input. Information is available on the GOED website at diversifynevada.com
Nevada Medical Center Releases Third Edition Report Card
A non-profit organization working to provide improved access to quality healthcare and community collaboration, Nevada Medical Center (NMC) recently released its third-annual Nevada Healthcare Report Card. This year, Nevada once again earned a “D” for access to healthcare, a “C” for chronic diseases, a “C” for mental health and a “D” for infectious disease. Nevada fell from a “B” to a “C” in nutrition and from a “C” to a “D” in substance abuse. A new category, oral care, ranked Nevada at a “C”. The report card also pointed to contributing issues such as inadequate insurance coverage, unhealthy diet, lack of mental healthcare providers as well as behavioral and socioeconomic factors.
National Association of Home Builders Makes Estimated $1.26 Billion Commitment to Las Vegas
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced the association’s International Builders’ Show (IBS) will make Las Vegas its home annually from 2027 through 2039. The 13 consecutive shows are expected to bring an additional estimated $1.26 billion into the Southern Nevada Economy. Previous NAHB shows held at the Las Vegas Convention Center have represented over $1 billion in cumulative estimated economic impact.
Partnership Announced to Improve Mental Health Treatment
The United Citizens Foundation (UCF) and the Clark County School District (CCSD) have partnered with Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital. The partnership will help patients of the behavioral hospital find treatment with UCF therapists after discharge. Treatment options will be available at North Las Vegas and Southwest Las Vegas centers for adults and at five Clark County School-based centers for children.