At the Henderson headquarters of Skyworks, a drone company founded by former UNLV students, 88-year-old Selma Bartlett holds up the company’s newest creation, a brightly colored quadcopter called Eedu. “This is the future,” she marvels.
A Reno public relations firm is adding an office in the Emergency Arts building on Fremont Street, aiming its focus on the growing tech startup business environment in Las Vegas. Leah Scherschel, account executive at The Abbi Agency, said the firm had been looking at San Francisco to open a satellite office. Instead, the company […]
Hui Zhang loves Las Vegas. The weather, the entertainment, the diversity — he sees potential in the city, and he loves that, too. “People would be happy here,” he said in his office at UNLV. Hui is a new face at UNLV. The biochemistry researcher and professor joined the staff in August after reorganization of […]
John Bettencourt smiled from under his wide-brimmed hat as the Southern Nevada sun blazed across the 25-acre solar array he has been installing in northeast Las Vegas. “Solar technology is changing so fast. It’s really pretty incredible,” said Bettencourt, manager of the photovoltaic project under construction next to the city of Las Vegas’ wastewater treatment […]
Las Vegans could be calling it a comeback, according to a new report. Personal finance magazine Kiplinger included Las Vegas on its list of “11 Comeback Cities for 2011.” Using data from Moody’s Analytics, Kiplinger listed those cities as “enjoying a surprising and welcome upward bounce” while the country deals with the effects of the […]
Plans for a fifth solar power plant in Boulder City’s Eldorado Energy Zone moved forward Tuesday night after the Boulder City Council approved a development agreement between the city and the company behind the project. The city and Sempra Generation, based in Delaware, signed a 50-year lease on Jan. 11 for about 1,500 acres called […]
Robert Bigelow has been waiting for an important phone call from NASA. On Friday, he got a visit, instead. While NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver’s stop at the Bigelow Aerospace facility in North Las Vegas was a welcome boost to the company and its 115 employees, what Bigelow is really looking forward to is word […]