Tom Skancke, top officer of the nonprofit economic development organization, planned to resign his position at the end of April but has been asked to stay until the end of June.
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Economic development is in great shape in Nevada, but two leaders in the field say the state needs to continue to work to get a bigger slice of it to provide high-paying jobs and a diversified economy.
Southern Nevada’s role in the global economy will be spotlighted Friday at Peview Las Vegas, a half-day business forecasting and networking event sponsored by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.
When Sweden-based furniture seller IKEA closed in late December on its purchase of 26 acres of land in southwest Las Vegas, it set a post-recession high for land deals of its type, local observers say.
Representatives of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development board on Thursday approved a series of economic incentives for Scientific Games and a subsidiary, Scientific Games Production, to defray costs of building a 40,000-square-foot soundstage for a set for “Monopoly Millionaires Club,” a nationally broadcast television game show.
Grand Bazaar Shops Las Vegas has an opening date for its Strip debut. The retail development across the Strip from the Bellagio fountains and near Bally’s Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, and The Cromwell includes 120 stores and a host of boutiques across two acres.
Dimension Design, a Midwestern-based producer of branded environments for the event and exhibit industry, recently announced the opening of a new production facility in Las Vegas.
The North Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday will consider partnering with Ledcor Construction Company to study the feasibility of running water to the sprawling industrial park known as Apex.
Switch company blueprints to build a $1 billion, 3 million square-foot data center near Reno made a splash as part of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s State of the State speech on Thursday. Perhaps less heralded was Switch’s equally sizable re-investment in its hometown, where a new $1 billion data storage site is set to get underway.
Bill Foley, the public face of an ownership group seeking to create an NHL team in Las Vegas, arrived in Las Vegas on Thursday, lunched with MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren at Bellagio, and then schmoozed with local leaders in hopes of drumming up at least 10,000 season ticket commitments for an NHL franchise.
Gov. Brian Sandoval during his first term in office led several trade missions to far-flung locales. His trips were financed by a nonprofit group, formed outside government bureaucracy.
A company now based in Henderson that manufactures organic fruit bars under the Trader Joe’s brand won approval Tuesday from the state Board of Finance to receive $4.2 million in bonds issued through the city of Henderson.
Third-quarter numbers from Brookings Mountain West’s Mountain Monitor report show the Las Vegas Valley’s economy outperformed the national economy in nearly every indicator it measures.
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week and job cuts declined sharply in December, suggesting the labor market is tightening.
A record-breaking 400 film permits were issued by Clark County in 2014.
Tony Hsieh’s newest project in downtown Las Vegas is an urban trailer camping experience — or “living experiment” with community kitchen, campfires and “the world’s largest living room.” The Zappos.com CEO/Downtown Project founder and friends are using the legendary Airstream trailers on a 1-acre site on East Fremont Street as their laboratory.
As the new year calls for changes, Henderson has several projects expected throughout the community in 2015.
Tesla’s massive battery factory being built in Northern Nevada will be a thirsty resident, with some preliminary estimates saying it will require the equivalent of nearly half of the groundwater rights allocated to its Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center neighborhood.
Workers from Frazier Masonry Corporation tilted up the first wall on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, on the biggest industrial space development since the recession at 3700 Bay Lake Trail in North Las Vegas near Pecos and Gowan roads.
Over the years, Nevada leaders have signed various documents assuring smooth business relationships between cities in China and the state. But a memorandum of understanding that promotes trade and foreign investment, signed last month by outgoing Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, has greater meaning because it represents the state’s broadening relationship with the entire country.
Las Vegas Metro Chamber Chairman Bob Brown, in an address Tuesday at Aria, detailed plans to involve the 5,000-member trade group in big issues sure to be on the 2015 Legislature’s agenda, including the state’s tax base, education reform and the startup of a medical school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Northern Nevada will have its gigafactory.
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development board on Thursday formally approved the state’s $1.3 billion incentive package for Tesla Motors to build its 5.8 million-square-foot electric battery gigafactory in Northern Nevada.