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July 20, 2017

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A sign advertises industrial land near Interstate 15 and Highway 93, north of Las Vegas Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. With Faraday Future halting plans to build in the Apex Industrial Park this month, North Las Vegas is looking to sustain burgeoning growth in industrial real estate.
Post Faraday, North Las Vegas relies on rapid industrial growth
July 20, 2017
Beset by damaging economic news in recent weeks, North Las Vegas can find comfort in its continuing industrial real estate boom. The announcement by embattled carmaker Faraday Future that ...
A marijuana dispensary displays a sign Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in Portland, Ore. Nevada lawmakers modeled the state's "early start" recreational marijuana program after Oregon's. Permanent provisions won't be established until it expires Jan. 1, but the Clark County Commission is already discussing local rules that will align.
Clark County mulls control board to keep marijuana businesses in line
July 19, 2017
Arguing that the emerging marijuana industry demands more oversight than your run-of-the-mill business, Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick on Tuesday floated the idea of creating a marijuana control board similar to the Gaming Control Board or Liquor Control Board. “People need to know we’re serious,” Kirkpatrick said. While commissioners ...
Michael Mack, left, and James McCracken of Max Pawn test the authenticity of a Louis Vuitton bag with the Entrupy microcamera device.
New technology helps pawn shops authenticate handbags
July 19, 2017
Although television shows such as “Pawn Stars” and “Hardcore Pawn” make pawn shops look glamorous, fun and profitable, those who grind it out in the industry must evaluate knockoff items daily with far fewer resources. ...
Trump wants new NAFTA deal to cut trade deficit with Mexico
July 17, 2017
President Donald Trump vowed Monday to boost U.S. manufacturing by cutting the $64 billion trade deficit with Mexico as he showcased ...
A birds-eye view of the Las Vegas Strip at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.
How much better is the economy, really?
July 17, 2017
Eight years ago, news outlets roundly declared that the Great Recession killed the Las Vegas dream, or at least mauled it. They described swaths of darkness in the Strip’s sea ...
Sam Tibolt, owner of Proof Tavern, poses at the bar in MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
Tavern owner: ‘The best is yet to come’
July 17, 2017
Sam Tibolt saw a void in gaming establishments in Lake Las Vegas as an opportunity to open his own pub in MonteLago Village. He’s taking what we learned in three years at Golden Entertainment and applying it to his bar and restaurant.
Owner Andre Rhodes at Nevada Wellness Center in Las Vegas, Nev. on July 3, 2017.
Marijuana’s diversity problem: Many potential black entrepreneurs are being left out of the budding industry
July 17, 2017
On one hand, you can count the number of black-owned or -operated marijuana businesses in Southern Nevada: Zion Gardens, Nevada Wellness Center, G5 Cultivation, NLV Organics and Nature’s Kindest. Sixty medical marijuana facilities and 88 dispensaries have been licensed in Nevada since ...
Run your nonprofit with a strategic business approach
July 17, 2017
To provide a valuable service, nonprofits must follow sustainable operating practices to maintain the manpower, materials, facilities and all else necessary to achieve their goals. The key to accomplishing this is to operate with the strategic approach of a for-profit business.
Liza Cartlidge, vice president and general manager of Sunset Station poses at the casino in Henderson Thursday, July 6, 2017.
Customer loyalty driven by good employees
July 17, 2017
The general manager of Sunset Station talks about the remodeling of a popular restaurant in the resort, the property’s draw for locals and the most alluring outdoor spaces she has found in Nevada.
The Notes: July 16-22, 2017
July 17, 2017
In the Notes: James Rensvold, Anthony Faranca, Mark Hawkins, Ed Huckfeldt, Lela Clark, Johnson Advisors, Orangetheory Fitness, Pulte Homes, ServPro, Banger Brewing and more ...
The List: Gaming suppliers, July 16, 2017
July 17, 2017
Find out about gaming suppliers. This week, we rank them by number of employees as of June 1.
The Data: July 16-22, 2017
July 17, 2017
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announces that Nevada was chosen as the new site for a $5 billion Tesla Motors car battery factory, during a press conference at the Capitol in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, left, also spoke about the gigafactory his company will build east of Reno, bringing an estimated 6,500 jobs. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
As head of National Governors Association, Sandoval will spark innovation
July 14, 2017
State-level legislation impacts on our nation’s global competitiveness. And governors play a key role in determining whether their states welcome the opportunities that technology brings — or reject them. This is why Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s chairmanship of ...
US retail sales fall for a 2nd month as consumers pull back
July 14, 2017
Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came ...
People wait in line at the Essence cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas, Saturday, July 1, 2017, as recreational sales of marijuana begin.
Nevada adopts emergency rules to combat weed bottleneck
July 13, 2017
Distributors previously operating in Nevada’s medical marijuana program may soon enter the recreational marijuana market after the Nevada Tax Commission today approved emergency regulations to reopen distribution licensing. The Nevada Tax Commission voted to let the Department of Taxation again ...