VINTAGE VEGAS: The Business Press looks at 25 of the Las Vegas Valley’s oldest businesses. All of them have figured out how to adapt to a rapidly evolving city that has a habit of erasing history by demolishing its well-known landmarks.
INDUSTRIOUS INMATES: Many states have confined prison industries to sell items, particularly office furniture and license plates, to other government agencies or nonprofits. Silver State Industries, a division of the Nevada Department of Corrections, though, will sell items such as pillow-top mattresses and wooden desks to anyone who writes a check.
EXECUTIVE SNAPSHOT: Prudential Americana Group Chief Operating Officer Gordon Miles describes getaways to Europe and misperceptions about the local real estate market.
THIS WEEK’S LIST: Alternative health and treatment centers.
THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS PRESS POLL QUESTION
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During his keynote address at the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0, former President Bill Clinton acknowledged that “naysayers” will need to be convinced that switching to green energy sources “can be good economics.” He noted that many renewable energy investments, such as home solar systems or energy-saving retrofitting, require large upfront costs and long payoff periods. However, Clinton offered several suggestions that could help consumers and businesses go green, such as an expanded “Cash for Clunkers” program to remove internal-combustion engine cars from the roads and letting banks use some of their stimulus funds to make green energy loans.
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