Five states — Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota and Virginia — have been selected to participate in a three-day learning lab to develop statewide programs themed around connected technology, the nonprofit’s chair, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced on July 20. The event — launched as part of the NGA’s current Smarter States, Smarter Communities initiative — is to help governors develop programs that can harness Internet of Things technologies that improve the quality of life of state residents, an NGA press release explains.
The depth of the economic crater Nevada fell into—the state’s unemployment rate hit a staggering 14.5 percent in December 2010—makes its climb back to prosperity nothing short of remarkable. Nevada did much more than simply ride the rising tide of the national recovery. To put it simply, the Silver State reinvented itself.
This one’s for the little guys. Five Reno startups, including a company that caters to endurance athletes and one that specializes in connected products — the Internet of Things in geek speak — were recognized by city and state officials on Tuesday for raising funding and creating high-paying jobs in the Biggest Little City.
On March 15, 2018, board members for the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development approved applications for 12 businesses throughout the state, which will create 654 new jobs, and nearly $500 million in capital investment. “After leading the nation in private-sector job growth last year, Nevada is off to a strong start in 2018 and this impressive slate of diverse companies, either relocating to or expanding in the Silver State, will help to ensure our growing workforce continues to have access to a stable, sustainable job market and rising wages,” said Governor Brian Sandoval.
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.
The UNLV Research Foundation realized it needed a partner for its research and technology park to reach its potential. Two months after the announcement that Utah-based Gardner Co. would serve as master developer of the UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park, it’s preparing for additional development beyond the two tenants on the 120-acre site in the southwest valley. Some 93 acres are left for development at the park, at Sunset Road near Durango Drive just off the 215 Beltway.
Conference overview • Hear from government officials and industry leaders during informative, engaging panel sessions. • Funding Your Business • Regulatory Reform Update • Nevada Economic Roundup • Participate in Q & A discussions at each panel. • Activate relationships with service providers, regulators and development authorities at the outreach event. • Join Governor Sandoval […]