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Gallup CEO warns of future woes, calls job creation key

Written By:

Howard Stutz

Jim Clifton

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton didn’t try to put a positive spin on America’s future during his keynote address Friday at Preview Las Vegas 2014.

Clifton, who has been the consulting and public opinion research group’s CEO since 1988, said political and business leaders need to change their thinking if the U.S. economy is to rebound.

In 2013, Detroit became the largest municipality to ever file for bankruptcy protection. He warned the action could be repeated.

Preview Las Vegas points to prosperous 2014 for local economy

Written By:

Danielle Miller

What will 2014 hold, economically speaking, for Las Vegas? While no one has a crystal ball, those speaking at the Preview Las Vegas convention can definitely prophesize with some accuracy.

Thousands of employers and community leaders gathered at the Thomas & Mack Center Friday to strategize for the new year.

Speakers said now is the time to start or take steps to grow a business in Las Vegas. They characterized 2013 as a transitional year which moved us further from the recession.

Annual Preview Las Vegas Event Paints Positive Picture

Written By:

Aaron Drawhorn

Preview Las Vegas 2014

LAS VEGAS -- The future appears bright for the Las Vegas valley, according to the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce which held its annual Preview Las Vegas event Friday.

Thousands of people paid $80 to attend the event at the Cox Pavilion and hear information that impacts everyone from the Las Vegas Strip to the suburbs.

Preview Las Vegas is all about business, the economy, and jobs.

Kristin McMillan's North Las Vegas State of the City Remarks

Written By:

Kristin McMillan

Metro Chamber president and CEO Kristin McMillan delivered remarks during today's North Las Vegas State of the City address from Major John J. Lee:

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a partner of today’s State of the City luncheon. And we are equally proud to represent the employers in the North Las Vegas community.

A Q & A With Rossi Ralenkotter, President/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

What are some of the things you will be discussing at Preview Las Vegas?

The long road to Interstate 11

Written By:

Adam Kealoha Causey

I-11 map

Mention Interstate 11 around here in the borderland, and you may be met with a blank stare.

It’s for good reason: The highway doesn’t yet exist, at least not as a ribbon of asphalt.

I-11 — meant to eventually link Mexico to Canada, and Phoenix to Las Vegas along the way — now is just a concept. It’s on the drawing board with pieces in various stages of development and urgency, depending on whom you ask.

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees 2014 Installation Luncheon - Chairman Message 2

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees 2014 Installation Luncheon - Chairman Message 2

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees 2014 Installation Luncheon - Chairman Message

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees 2014 Installation Luncheon - Chairman Message

The War for Jobs Comes Home: A Conversation with Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, Author of The Coming Jobs War, and Preview Las Vegas Keynote

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Jim Clifton

“What the whole world wants is a good job,” states Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, in his bestselling book, The Coming Jobs War. Jobs power economic creation, as well as destruction, and many of the answers to our community’s most immediate and pressing issues lie within the scope of creating good jobs.

Still Time to Form a Nevada Limited-Liability Company in 2013 Using New Digital Operating Agreement Software from Secretary of State; New Video from Harvard Focuses on Nevada's Use of Software

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Nevada Secretary of State's Office


Even with just a few days left until the New Year, there's still time to create a Nevada limited-liability company (LLC) in 2013. The once burdensome process has been streamlined, and can be completed in less than an hour in many cases, thanks to the free Nevada SilverFlume Digital Operating Agreement (OA) software available at

Business Opportunity and Workforce Development (BOWD) Program Accepting Applications

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Clark County, Nevada


The Clark County Business Opportunity and Workforce Development (BOWD) program is now accepting applications from small business owners who want to increase their capacity to compete for contracts. The program also offers opportunities for job seekers to connect with small business owners.

Tule Springs preservation proposal advances in Congress

Written By:

Steve Tetreault

WASHINGTON — A proposal to grant special status to thousands of acres containing prehistoric artifacts north of Las Vegas advanced in Congress on Thursday.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill that would designate a Tule Springs Fossil Bed National Monument on 22,650 acres.

The action was taken by voice vote as the Senate panel met for the final time in the 2013 session. The bill advances to the Senate floor in January, while a companion bill still awaits action in the House.