Best Desserts, Best Dog Park and Best Showroom were among awards presented Saturday at the 35th annual Best of Las Vegas Awards inside The Venetian Theatre.
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Kathy Bastian felt firsthand the impact of the spiraling economy four years after the recession.
The recession’s effect on the gaming and tourism industries also trickled down to impact small businesses around the valley. However, Las Vegans dusted themselves off and moved forward. In 2014, Forbes named our city one of the 12 best in which to start a business.
Soon after the economy crashed in 2008-09, mobile businesses began starting their engines. The economic downturn was a crucial factor, particularly for the dawn of various food trucks that have since gained momentum and expanded in the valley — in some cases blossoming into brick-and-mortar locations.
Switching career paths might be a way to weather ups and downs in the job market, but those in the health sciences field seem to be able to stay put.
After one of the most devastating financial downturns in Las Vegas history, things are looking up, but for some parts of the valley, up is a lot further to get to and it’s coming slower than many residents would prefer.
For millennials — a term that loosely defines the generation of people currently in their early 20s to mid-30s — the recession hit particularly hard and at a particularly difficult time. Many of them were just entering the job market when it went south, but a lot of them have landed on their feet.
During the Great Recession, people still got sick, had surgeries, experienced accidents and had babies. But with record unemployment, many Las Vegans — without health insurance or other means to pay for services — ended up in emergency rooms.
A roundup of various homebuying programs and types of loans available.
In no other area is economic revival more prevalent than in the far northwest valley. Located at the last exit along U.S. Highway 95 before Kyle Canyon Road, Skye Canyon is one of the first master-planned communities to begin construction in Southern Nevada since the recession.