UNLV Research Park Means New Opportunities for Nevada

On Tuesday, July 17, UNLV made a bit of history in the Silver State, breaking ground on the first innovation building at the UNLV Harry Reid Research and Technology Park, in partnership with master developer Gardner Company. And while the dusty desert space at 2400 W. Sunset Rd. doesn’t look like much right now, the lone construction crane that currently stands sentinel over this 122-acre … Continue reading UNLV Research Park Means New Opportunities for Nevada

Desert Wind Coffee Roasters Embraces Local Uniqueness

While the Las Vegas area is heating up so are the offerings of Desert Wind Coffee Roasters. But don’t worry, they also have drinks to cool you down, too. Desert Wind Coffee Roasters, offering a large variety of coffees (hot and iced) from around the world with at least 15 different varieties on hand on any given day, is a specialty coffee roaster established to … Continue reading Desert Wind Coffee Roasters Embraces Local Uniqueness

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 an incorrect grade on her midterm—a calculation error that had … Continue reading Championing Our Community

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 relocations and expansions to the Las Vegas market. Just recently, … Continue reading Southern Nevada, an Economy on the Rise

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 who attends,” said CSN President Michael Richards. “Higher education impacts … Continue reading College of Southern Nevada: Impacting Southern Nevada’s Business Community

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 one of the keys to diversifying Nevada’s economy. Commercial applications … Continue reading College of Southern Nevada Developing New Discipline in Unmanned Aviation Systems

SkyOp & NIAS Partnership

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 West Coast. Las Vegas will serve as the West Coast … Continue reading NIAS and SkyOp Partner on Drone Workforce Development Training Program