Each year, Nevada Business Magazine collects data comparing Nevada to other states and to past years, tracking economic cycles and delivering a snapshot of what it’s like to live in the Silver State. In the first edition 12 years ago, Nevada was riding high economically, with 4 percent unemployment and the challenge of finding enough workers to fill available positions. Then … [Read more...] about How We Stack Up 2018
BOISE, Idaho - As more states legalize marijuana to varying degrees, Pets Best Pet Insurance wants to make sure pet owners are aware of marijuana’s dangers to animals. Believe it or not, marijuana can cause serious illness in dogs and cats, which may be exposed to its effects either by ingesting the plant or by inhalation of smoke. While marijuana is rarely deadly to … [Read more...] about Marijuana Safety for Pets
Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada Hosts Groundbreaking Event for Clinic in Downtown Las Vegas Groundbreaking ceremony for VMSN’s new downtown Las Vegas clinic. Members of the community are invited to attend and receive information about the project. [Read more...] Wells Fargo Invests in Southern Nevada through Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance's 'Engage Southern … [Read more...] about Groundbreaking for Downtown Las Vegas Clinic; Wells Fargo Invests in Southern Nevada; Home Prices Holding Steady
Downtown Summerlin Announces Upcoming Job Fair The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC) announced details for the highly-anticipated job fair for Downtown Summerlin. Job seekers will be able to learn about and apply for jobs in the Summerlin Ballroom at Red Rock Resort on Wednesday, August 27 from 11am – 7pm. [Read More...] Three Nonprofits Work Together to Help Homeless … [Read more...] about Downtown Summerlin Job Fair; Three Nonprofits Partner to Help Homeless Youth
Las Vegas Will Launch 1 Million Cups to Educate, Connect Local Entrepreneurs 1 Million Cups, a program to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs, launched in Las Vegas on Wednesday, August 13. The weekly event will be located in the inNEVation Center, powered by Switch. 1 Million Cups is a weekly gathering that is building startup communities over cups of coffee and … [Read more...] about Educating, Connecting Entrepreneurs; Median Home Price Hits $200,000; 5K to Raise Funds for Kids with Cancer
The numbers are in and most data indicates that Nevada is making economic progress in recovering from the depths of the recession. The state’s unemployment rate, while still high, is lower than it was a year ago, the housing market is up, and tourism numbers are slightly higher. This weak and prolonged recovery is taking its toll, but Nevadans – ever resilient – are hopeful … [Read more...] about How Nevada Stacks Up 2014
Reno's East Fourth Street will be transformed during the second annual Positively 4th Street Better Block Project event. Considered "the gateway" to downtown Reno, Fourth Street is home to several historical properties but is in need of upgrades and repair. Local businesses are looking to spruce up the area through landscaping, adding a two-way bicycle lane, re-striping … [Read more...] about Improvements Coming to East Downtown in Reno
Nevada Donor Network (NDN) saw its second consecutive record-breaking year in "all apsects" of organ donation, according to a recent statement. NDN received donations from 104 organ donors, 373 tissue donors and 632 cornea donors - totaling a 96% increase compared to 2011. “These significant increases are a testament to the heroism of our courageous donors and their … [Read more...] about Organ Donation on the Rise in Nevada
On June 12, 2013, Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation authorizing the sale of marijuana in Nevada for medicinal purposes. The historic legislation allows cardholders and caregivers to legally purchase marijuana for medicinal use. Using marijuana for medicinal purposes has been legal in Nevada since 2001; however cardholders and caregivers have had to grow their own … [Read more...] about The Medical Marijuana Program in Nevada: An Update on Establishment Applications
Wellness programs are becoming more popular in today’s economy as both employers and employees alike work to keep healthcare costs down. Wellness programs are workplace programs that promote healthy lifestyle choices, offer opportunities to take control of health issues and cut healthcare costs. Programs may include education, athletic opportunities, on-site medical … [Read more...] about Workin’ Out at Work: Corporate Wellness in Nevada
Here’s the bad news. When it comes to overall health, Nevada ranks in the lower half among all 50 states. That’s according to the 24th annual America’s Health Rankings from United Health Foundation. The report, the longest running of its kind in the country, placed Nevada No. 37 among all 50 states for overall heath, which is the same ranking the state received last year. … [Read more...] about How Healthy is Nevada?
When it comes to overall health, Nevada has some opportunities for improvement. That’s according to the 22nd annual America’s Health Rankings from United Health Foundation. The report, the longest running of its kind in the country, placed Nevada No. 42 among all 50 states for overall heath, up five spots from last year. Here’s a snapshot of how Nevada fared in this … [Read more...] about How Healthy is Nevada?