Employees at Hyperloop One are hoping for a “Kitty Hawk moment” of their own when their company launches its first test of a high-speed pod that can accelerate and glide on waves of opposing electromagnetic fields.
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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.
The newly launched Southern Nevada Cybersecurity Alliance (SNCA) is on a mission to help fill the supply gap of local experts in the cybersecurity field.
Chris Magee and Yalmaz Siddiqui are helping to sustain the environment at MGM Resorts International, working energy efficiency.
About a dozen students huddle into a tight semicircle, every face set in unbroken concentration as Joe Turner and Harley Haskins, K2 Energy Solutions chemical engineers, demonstrate the principles of battery-cell production using an array of materials spread across a small portable table.
The recovery from the Great Recession and the importance of diversification took center stage at the Governor’s Conference on Business, and nothing epitomizes that more than Switch.
The 2016 International Drone Conference and Exposition at Paris Las Vegas this month showcased advanced flying machines featuring multiple sensors, camera servo systems, and intelligent robotics integrated into Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. and MGM Resorts International are sponsoring a Nevada Energy Choice Amendment initiative that will allow voters to consider Question 3 on the Nov. 8 statewide ballot to “vote in favor of making electricity markets open and minimizing the regulatory burden on the electric energy sector” with a Yes vote, that would propose changes to the state constitution. A No vote would allow statewide utilities to continue operating as regulated monopolies.
Before he could even vote, Three Square Chief Operating Officer Dan Williams was working in the produce department at the old Alpha Beta (now Albertsons) grocery store chain, and before he could legally drink he was serving as the produce department’s manager. His ensuing decade-long experience that began literally as a child has provided the foundation for the rapid growth and efficiency of Three Square Food Bank, and Williams’ nomination for Sustainability Executive of the Year.
High-profile Las Vegas solar projects receive support from corporate, government and regulatory entities.
Today, technological innovation drives almost everything. Creation, protection and exploitation of new ideas are paramount for organizations to survive, whether the organization is driven by hardware, software or services. Particularly when new ideas are created, patent and trademark protection is conventional.
A lot has changed in the gaming industry — most notably, the shift from a single stream casino-based profit center to multiple profit centers in the retail, restaurant, nightclub, hospitality and even the swimming pool areas.
Marty Mizrahi is a man on a mission. He wants his company, LV.Net LLC, to be the internet services provider for every home and business in Las Vegas.
An investor’s strides to right a once-failing Las Vegas-based public company are paying off.