AFTER THE SESSION: The legislative session ended quietly last week and many lawmakers and business lobbying groups say the state’s attractive corporate climate remains mostly intact, although slightly tarnished.
TAKING THEIR CUKE: A North Las Vegas greenhouse dedicated to growing English cucumbers gives Windset Farms a viable winter alternative to Mexican-grown cucumbers.
EXECUTIVE SNAPSHOT: UptimeLV Chief Executive Officer Shelly Rounds discusses the advantage of surrounding herself with the right people and remembers wisdom from her father.
THIS WEEK’S LIST: Technology-based companies and audio/video production companies.
THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS PRESS POLL QUESTION
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General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC appeared before a Senate committee last week to defend their plans to slash the number of dealerships around the country. The companies say the number of dealerships must be cut if they are to emerge from bankruptcy and be able to operate profitably in the future. Dealership owners, however, are complaining that the government is providing bailout money to help the car companies survive while leaving dealership owners to fend for themselves. Many dealers who have been told they will lose their franchises are also upset that they are being given little time to prepare for their closures and that the car companies’ plans will leave the dealers, many of whom have decades-long ties to the car companies, stuck with unsold inventory and equipment.
Do you think some of the federal bailout money should be used to help the car dealerships that are being shut down?
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