The governor on Monday signed an executive order forming a committee to prioritize tourism improvement projects in Southern Nevada and draft a report with recommendations in the next year.
The 11-member committee, to be chaired by Steve Hill, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, includes six casino executives, the president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and two local government leaders.
The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce has elected University of Nevada, Las Vegas President Len Jessup to its board of trustees. Jessup took over as UNLV’s 10th president in January 2015 and is charged with several major tasks, including development of the UNLV School of Medicine.
UNLV President Dr. Len Jessup addressed the business community on the university’s goals and highlighted some of its outstanding academic programs and offerings. Watch the highlights from the luncheon.
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Thursday that authorizes $27 million for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, a project that could help remedy a doctor shortage that's exacerbated by a growing, aging population and health care reform laws.
Business Expo, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce signature annual trade show and networking event, drew business representatives to Cashman Center on Wednesday. Organizers expected more than 2,000 attendees and 150 exhibit booths.
The Metro Chamber promoted the Summer of Small Business at the expo.
In 2013, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and UNLV’s Brookings Mountain West and the Lincy Institute decided to jointly study shortcomings in Southern Nevada’s educational, transportation and tourist infrastructure. To help do that, the Brookings/Lincy team compared our region to other metropolitan areas.
LAS VEGAS, NEV. — Las Vegas is built on a culture of yes – yes to fun, yes to the big splurge, yes to going all in. But a significant part of the area’s economic stability depends on a willingness to say “yes” to the military by saying “no” to others.
The tightrope walk is done to preserve and protect two things: the Las Vegas area’s reputation as a military-friendly place to visit and live; and the longterm sustainability and local economic integration of Nellis Air Force Base, about 15 miles north of the Strip.
State legislators came through for a proposed UNLV medical school Monday night.
With the Assembly’s passage of Senate Bill 514 just two hours before the Legislature’s midnight close, the medical school stands to receive the full $27 million in start-up funds requested by higher education officials.
In his original budget, Gov. Brian Sandoval earmarked $8.3 million for the medical school. That would have kept progress on the school moving ahead for the next two years but prevented it from opening by its 2017 goal.
Not only could unmanned aerial systems deliver packages to a home or office some day, they may also drive the conversation on the issue of personal privacy, a panel of drone experts agreed Wednesday.
Richard Jost, a director with Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas and a legal expert in unmanned aerial systems, said drone technology “could light the fuse” on the debate about how to protect privacy rights without trampling on First Amendment freedoms.