Focusing on the Customer

Focusing on the Customer

by Cheree Boteler A veteran by choice and a welder by trade, Damien Federlin decided that his industry was in desperate need for high quality work at fair prices with an emphasis on communication, reliability, integrity, professionalism, and trust. In 2013, he decided to do something about this and started Sparc Welding, Inc. Founded with these needs as [...]

Championing Our Community

Championing Our Community

Mary Croughan, UNLV’s new vice president for research and economic development, knows firsthand the difference having a champion in one’s corner can make. Without such a champion her freshman year at the University of California, Davis, she may have given up on science entirely. Croughan recalls the day she approached her chemistry professor to rectify [...]

Southern Nevada, an Economy on the Rise

Southern Nevada, an Economy on the Rise

Southern Nevada is on the rise, and the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is at the forefront of this exciting transformation. For the last six years, the LVGEA has been helping to grow the region through connectivity, community development and aggressive business recruitment, retention and outreach. The LVGEA offers resources and services to support [...]

College of Southern Nevada: Impacting Southern Nevada’s Business Community

College of Southern Nevada: Impacting Southern Nevada’s Business Community

The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is the state’s largest and most ethnically diverse higher education institution, while also being a major economic engine for the region with an estimated annual economic impact of nearly $1 billion. “The College of Southern Nevada is as vital to the regional economy as it is to each student [...]

College of Southern Nevada Developing New Discipline in Unmanned Aviation Systems

College of Southern Nevada Developing New Discipline in Unmanned Aviation Systems

The College of Southern Nevada is developing a new discipline in unmanned aviation systems, thanks to a grant from the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology. The grant, totaling $195,924.88, helped cover the cost of equipment and supplies needed to fund the program. Governor Brian Sandoval has identified the unmanned aerial vehicle industry as [...]

NIAS and SkyOp Partner on Drone Workforce Development Training Program

NIAS and SkyOp Partner on Drone Workforce Development Training Program

September 20, 2017 Originally released on July 18, 2017 by the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development The FAA-Designated Nevada UAS Test Site and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) have entered into a partnership with New York based training and education provider, SkyOp LLC, to offer drone training programs and courseware to the [...]