Eight months after an open-air test of its high-speed transportation technology, Hyperloop One announced it will demonstrate it in an enclosed steel tube in the Southern Nevada desert this spring as it seeks out the attention of the Trump Administration.
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Nevada State Sen. Mo Denis sponsored the legislation adopted in December in Hawaii by the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators conference. The resolution encourages policy makers across the country to focus on solutions that ensure low-income and minority communities can benefit from solar and clean energy, Denis said.
“Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door” is the often-quoted paraphrase of a Ralph Waldo Emerson passage. It is also the guiding principle for businesses — both large corporations and startups with only a handful of employees — who are hoping to strike gold in the ever-burgeoning tech industry.
The skies of remote southeastern Henderson may soon be filled with the high-pitched din that tends to accompany a mass invasion of locust or cicadas. And that would be music to the ears of city and state planners.
Jeremie Watkins founded Kre8 Media Outdoor Advertising in 2012. The outdoor media advertising executive saw one of Shaun Habibian’s digital billboards and contacted him immediately. A year later, the two men were partners and on their way to building a mobile billboard company with 42 trucks and 202 employees based in a 25,000-square-foot warehouse at 4050 W. Harmon Ave.
It was a glimpse of what the future might hold. For the evolution of road transportation and the region’s economy. Faraday Future unveiled its heavily anticipated product model inside the Pavilion at the Las Vegas Market on Jan. 3. Several hundred invited guests, employees and media representatives witnessed the one-and-a-half-hour presentation to get a look at the FF 91, an upmarket electric car that has been a closely guarded secret and the subject of considerable speculation from the public and industry observers.
The 2017 Consumer Electronic Show brought another year of specialized gadgets, high-end televisions and drone technology to Las Vegas. But one aspect of the show’s platform ties these and other artifacts of the interconnected world together: cybersecurity. The show was slated to end Sunday, before press time, but we talked to the experts about what was planned for this year.
WaterStart, a Las Vegas-based nonprofit partnership of public- and private-sector organizations, is diligently working to diversify the Las Vegas economy, create job growth and provide answers to drought and water quality issues in Nevada. Its goal is for Las Vegas to become the Silicon Valley of water technology.
This year, the Las Vegas Business Press looks to the New Year by asking the valley’s industry leaders to give us their take on 2017 and identifying its greatest challenges. We heard from experts in various fields — banking and finance, the legal community, gaming, communications, retail and real estate. All are positive on the upcoming year and see a lot of growth potential and new projects. The most common challenges they saw to our economy in 2017 were: the local and national political climate, new home affordability, rising interest rates, changes in health care programs, workforce shortage, educational system and rising land and construction costs.
The latest technological product advances will be on display for more than 170,000 trade representatives and industry reporters during the four-day Consumer Electronics Show, which opens Jan. 5 at multiple locations in Las Vegas.
Nevada has been apportioned $22 million from the $4.7 billion trust fund that has been split by the EPA into two programs: a NOx emissions reduction program that has been allocated $2.7 billion and a zero-emission vehicle infrastructure program that has been allocated $2 billion.
Motorists driving select Audi vehicles in Southern Nevada are the first in the nation to use technology that allows drivers to see on their dashboards how long it will take the red light ahead to change to green.
The Faraday Future project is considered a cornerstone for the city’s long-term economic development, but work on the $1 billion electric vehicle manufacturing facility stalled in November with no clear indication when — or even if — it will resume.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Office of Economic Development is working to finally capitalize on years of research and development programs that have resulted in successful patents.
The changing landscape of where megaresorts are drawing their electricity from could lead to an expansion in alternative energy use.
The shimmering mirage of a $1 billion futuristic electric vehicle production plant that could help transform the economic fortunes of North Las Vegas may be fading. The onus is now on Faraday Future to demonstrate to government officials, investors and the public that it possesses the resources and business acumen to produce.
When it comes to gold, Northern Nevada has the deposits but Henderson has its own mine that serves the world’s largest gold mining company.
Tucked in an industrial park just south of Warm Springs Road, K2 Energy Solutions isn’t the sort of business that holds a high-public profile, but the Henderson start-up is part of the tech industry vanguard that is reshaping the region’s economy.
Mike Austin took in the SEMA convention and admired his crew’s work like a proud papa. The general manager of Findlay Customs, a car and truck customization shop, restored a 1949 Chevrolet truck that was on display at the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show earlier this month at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Dan Stewart, vice president of Development for Salt Lake City-based Gardner Co., is serving as point man for the company’s first Southern Nevada project. Construction is expected to soon begin on the Harry Reid Research and Technology Park on a site near Durango Drive and Sunset Road. The land was procured for the project nearly a decade ago. The facility is affiliated with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Stewart is a longtime valley resident who holds a civil engineering degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in construction engineering and management from Stanford University.
Todd Foley, from the American Council on Renewable Energy, grew up in Las Vegas and emphasized that Nevada can be the “Saudi Arabia of renewable energy.” If state energy policy is favorable for investment over the long term, Fortune 500 companies will consider the state for future expansion, as energy is often the largest fixed cost of any business facility.
The glistening, onyx-hued profile of Luxor juts from the horizon behind the damaged and obsolete pieces of signs and monuments that fill the boneyard on the grounds of the Young Electric Sign Co. YESCO has created iconic and captivating signage elements that line the nearby Strip — including the midcentury Fremont Street cowboy Vegas Vic and the Wynn marquee — but the manufacturing facility just below Tropicana Boulevard feels like a world removed from the universe of panoptic glitz it helps create. “Sometimes, you never realize we are here, doing what we are doing,” said YESCO Regional Human Resources Director Bill Ivie. “We think it is a real success story and are happy be a part of a program that allows students to see it.”
The technology start-up company Faraday Future has completed an agreement with U.S.-based engineering firm AECOM for the construction of an auto manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas that is expected to create 4,500 jobs after build-out.
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