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What is Switch?
 
What is Switch?

Las Vegas-based data center company Switch was founded in 2000 by Rob Roy. The company has campuses in Las Vegas, Reno and Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is also constructing a campus in Atlanta, Georgia, slated to open later this year. Clients include Amazon, Zappos, Marvel and more.

Faraday land
 
Faraday land

Faraday Future is trying to sell more than 900 acres of land at Apex Industrial Park for $40 million. But will the startup electric-car-maker find a buyer? Besides Faraday’s property, at least 2,000 acres of land is on the market in the Apex area, listings show. On top of that, Apex is a decades-old, desert industrial park that developers have largely avoided.

Las Vegas housing market
 
Las Vegas housing market

Las Vegas home prices in January grew fastest among major U.S. markets for the eighth month in a row, S&P Dow Jones Indices reported. Southern Nevada’s prices were up 10.5% year-over-year, more than double the national rate of 4.3%. In 2018, prices rose in every ZIP code in the Las Vegas Valley for the second year in a row, according to SalesTraq. Prices grew fastest in older, more centrally located areas. But prices were highest in the suburbs.

All Charges Against Jussie Smollett Have Been Dropped
 
All Charges Against Jussie Smollett Have Been Dropped

All Charges Against Jussie Smollett Have Been Dropped During a surprise court hearing in
Chicago on Tuesday, prosecutors decided to
drop all charges against the ‘Empire’ actor. Attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes The actor will forfeit the $10,000
he posted for bond as part of a
deferred prosecution deal. Prosecutors previously alleged that
Smollett hired two men to stage a
hate crime against himself. Smollett has maintained his innocence
from the beginning and pleaded not
guilty to 16 felony counts on March 14. Attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes Attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes

Impact of parking fees on visiting the Las Vegas Strip
 
Impact of parking fees on visiting the Las Vegas Strip

There are no data showing a relationship between Strip resort and parking fees and the number of out-of-state visitors to Las Vegas. But there are data showing a relationship between Strip parking fees and the number of local visitors to the the Strip. ‘’As a local, I find myself picking hotels I visit for dinner or entertainment, based on whether they charge for parking or not,”’ said David Perisset, the owner of Exotics Racing. ‘’It is not a matter of money, more of principle.’’
A 2018 survey by the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance found 36.9 percent of Clark County residents reported avoiding parking at Strip casinos that charge for parking. 29.1 percent reported avoiding using any services from a Strip casino that charges for parking.

Ralenkotter sought police substation funds while police investigated LVCVA
 
Ralenkotter sought police substation funds while police investigated LVCVA

Former LVCVA boss Rossi Ralenkotter pushed for funds for a police substation expansion while police investigated his agency. He set up a meeting with Sheriff Joe Lombardo to discuss the project
after he became a target of the investigation. Experts say the meeting raises potential conflict of interest concerns for Lombardo, who won’t comment. The investigation is looking into $50,000 in missing Southwest Airlines gift cards. Ralenkotter used $17,000 in gift cards for personal travel. He repaid the money and denies wrongdoing.

Boulder City housing construction
 
Boulder City housing construction

Boulder City, population 15,970, limits its growth by putting a cap on residential construction. But Las Vegas builder Wayne Laska sees little competition and has launched a 127-home project there. His development, Boulder Hills Estates, will span about 30 acres and is the biggest new housing tract in the city in decades. Home prices start around $410,000. By comparison, the median sales price of newly built homes in the Las Vegas Valley last year was about $383,700.

Nonstop Las Vegas flights coming in 2019
 
Nonstop Las Vegas flights coming in 2019

One flight a week to become two weekly to and from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on Frontier beginning May 1. One flight a week to become four to five weekly to and from Frankfurt, Germany, on Condor Airlines beginning in the summer. Two weekly flights to and from Monterrey, Mexico, on Viva Aerobus beginning June 2. Three weekly flights seasonally to and from Amsterdam, on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines beginning June 6. One seasonal flight a week to and from Tel Aviv, Israel, on El Al Airlines beginning June 14. Two seasonal flights a week to and from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, on Swoop Airlines beginning June 27. Three seasonal flights a week to and from Dusseldorf, Germany, on Eurowings Airline beginning July 3.

March Madness is big business
 
March Madness is big business

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming estimates March Madness will annually generate a total handle of about $15.2 billion. And gross gaming revenue of approximately $1.2 billion. Bettors located in Delaware, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico (tribal lands), New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia will be able to place wagers on March Madness games this year. Last year, March basketball handle in Nevada reached an all-time high of $436 million, according to the research and consultancy firm.

Sunseeker Resorts Charlotte Harbor
 
Sunseeker Resorts Charlotte Harbor

Allegiant Travel Co. announced plans in 2017 to build a beachfront resort. The plans said the resort would have a hotel, nine condominium towers and a marina spanning 22 acres in Western Florida. The initial phase of Sunseeker Resorts Charlotte Harbor calls for around 510 hotel rooms, 189 extended-stay units, meeting and conference space, and restaurants, bars and retail. The resort is set to open in 2020.

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