All six jurisdictions in Southern Nevada — Boulder City, Clark County, Henderson City, Las Vegas, Mesquite City and North Las Vegas — adopted the “Southern Nevada Smart Community Vision,” a unified vision to help guide the introduction of new technological solutions.
Gambling means many things to many people. In Las Vegas, gambling means dice or cards. For the many startups in Las Vegas and in Reno and the rest of the state, starting a company is pretty dicey as well. Tesla bet on Reno for their new battery factory in Nevada, and startups in the area bagged more than $38 million in 2016, so the desert remains a hot place to be for new companies:
Speed, stability and security was what Major Powersports was looking for when they picked Business Continuity Technologies (BCT) as their trusted business technology partner. The need for speed in connectivity, speed in stabilizing minor and major business disruptions and speedy protective security is what BCT a Las Vegas managed services provider for over 30 years has been delivering to small and medium size business.
Gardner Company, UNLV and the UNLV Research Foundation (UNLV RF) kicked off construction for the first innovation building of the UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park (UNLV Tech Park) with an official groundbreaking ceremony. Representatives from Gardner Company, UNLV, UNLV RF and Burke Construction commemorated the occasion with a presentation and traditional shovel dig to signal new development for the research, technology and business park.
The high school seniors wore Tesla hats as they operated the various machines inside the Southeast Career Technical Academy’s advanced manufacturing lab in Las Vegas. Soon, they’ll be working full-time at the Tesla factory in Northern Nevada.
Ride-hailing service Lyft is partnering with an automotive technology company to deploy a fleet of 30 self-driving cars to the streets of Las Vegas this summer. Lyft and Aptiv will run the self-driving BMWs between the same predetermined sites that the companies used during a successful demonstration at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Tech employment in the United States expanded by nearly 200,000 jobs in 2017 to 11.5 million workers, according to a recent report by technology industry association CompTIA. Thirty-eight states saw positive tech employment growth in 2017, including Nevada. The state added 1,419 net new tech jobs year-over-year, raising the estimated tech industry employment in the state to 31,393.