In 2011, Nevada, like many states, was getting hit hard by the unrelenting jabs of the Great Recession. The Silver State saw 175,000 of its jobs knocked out, had a wobbly unemployment rate of 14 percent and was tagged with an $800 million bill it owed the federal government in unemployment claims. Six years later, Nevada has rallied back and then some.
Preparation for the ninth National Clean Energy Summit 9.0: Integrating Innovation is underway. The Summit is October 13, 2017 in Las Vegas. The National Clean Energy Summit is the national stage for clean energy development discussions and serves as the country’s most visible and influential gathering of leaders and top policymakers.
Ten Business Pitch Competition finalists have been selected to pitch their company’s product or service to a panel of judges at the sixth annual Governor’s Conference on Business in Sparks on Aug. 17. Each of the finalists will have two minutes to make their pitch, followed by a three minute Q&A session with the judges.
In a flurry of legislative approvals June 2, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval added his signature to Assembly Bill 471, which formally stands up the Office of Cyber Defense Coordination within the Department of Public Safety. The move makes Nevada one of the latest states trying to shape its cybersecurity destiny with an office meant to coordinate and respond to the myriad threats circulating the Internet.
The Governor’s Conference on Business will host a Business Pitch Competition for startup companies to showcase their innovative product or service. The winning companies will be awarded a cash and professional services prize package totaling $31,600 at the conference luncheon. Nevada-based startups in operation for two years or less with annual gross revenues less than $250,000 from any industry should apply by 8:00 am on June 26.
Exhibitor booth registration is now open for the 6th annual Governor’s Conference on Business. This year the event will take place at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada on August 17, 2017. Be sure to visit NCET’s booth at the event.
Nevada’s unemployment rate declined again in March 2016, down to a seasonally-adjusted 5.8 percent. Nevada’s businesses added 35,500 jobs, which equates to a growth rate of 2.8 percent over the previous year. “The State continues to narrow the gap with respect to the national unemployment rate and for the 44th consecutive month Nevada’s job growth, which is the third best in the nation, has exceeded the national average,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “Small businesses continue to create new opportunities across Nevada and have surpassed peak pre-recession job numbers, a major milestone for the Silver State.”