Nevada Celebrates Her Sesquicentennial: 150 Years of Statehood

The Nevada 150 Commission has planned a series of events, gatherings, exhibits and legacy projects to commemorate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial.

By executive order of Governor Brian Sandoval, the Nevada 150 Commission has planned a series of events, gatherings, exhibits and legacy projects to commemorate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase the unique contribution of Nevada’s rich culture and history. The yearlong celebration includes official community-based and signature Nevada 150 events, guaranteed to instill pride… [More...]

Fueling Our Future

Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada to support legislation to index the fuel tax to inflation in Clark County for three years.

As Southern Nevada rebounds from the recession, it has become a community that is much more engaged and collaborative with the goal of making the Valley a better and more vibrant metropolis. Businesses, local governments and community organizations work together, now more than ever, to help improve, grow and diversify our economy. This spirit of… [More...]

Can Hollywood be ‘Caged’ in Nevada? Film-tax credit drew big-name supporters, but has shaky track record

The Nevada film-tax credit is essentially a financial bribe from Silver State taxpayers for film producers to shoot movies in Nevada.

He began: “My name is Nicolas Cage, and I am an American filmmaker.” On May 7th of this year, Cage appeared before a legislative committee to ask it to implement a film-tax credit in the State of Nevada. He argued that the lack of these tax credits was the only thing holding back a deluge… [More...]

JAG Program Implemented In Nevada to Address High School Drop-Out Crisis

As Nevada continues to diversify our economy and get our fellow citizens back to work, we believe that the discussion about the outlook of Nevada’s future must begin with the state of our education system. The number of high school drop-outs in our state remains at staggering proportions and the unemployment rate for youth stands… [More...]

The New Business of Medical Marijuana in Nevada

The new medical marijuana industry will present both opportunities and risks for the serious-minded entrepreneur.

Medical Marijuana Establishments Medical Marijuana occupied substantial time and energy during the 77th Legislature in the form of Senate Bill 374. Governor Brian Sandoval signed SB 374 on June 12, 2013, and with the stroke of a pen created the framework for some new and unique business establishments in Nevada. Beginning New Years Day 2014,… [More...]

Opportunity At Work: Nevada’s Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation Offers Incentives and Assistance to Employers Who Hire People with Disabilities

Frank Woodbeck, Director, Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

During these tough economic times, Nevada employers are coming up with inventive ideas to improve their business processes and bottom lines. One of those ways is by taking advantage of federal and state incentives offered when tapping into the talented pool of jobseekers who have disabilities. Nationwide, corporations are realizing the cost savings and other… [More...]

March 2006: Speaking For Nevada

On the occasion of our 20th anniversary issue, we asked former governors of Nevada to answer the following question: “What measure passed by Nevada’s Legislature since 1986 will have the greatest long-term effect on Nevada’s business community?” Legislators Deserve Praise for Restraint Robert List (1979-1983) Recognizing that Nevada has been the fastest-growing state in America… [More...]