What’s in a name? When it comes to professional sports franchises, the answer is a considerable amount of revenue. North American sports teams generated 67.2 billion dollars in 2015, according to internet-based statistics company, Statista. The city’s first professional major sports franchise — the National Hockey League’s Vegas Golden Knights — plans to garner their share beginning in 2017. But things have already gone awry.
The Southern Nevada economy will continue to grow in 2017 and 2018, but at a slower rate than previous years because of sluggish growth of the national economy, according to a UNLV economics professor.
Bank of America announced, on what is recognized as “Giving Tuesday,” $208,000 in grants to be distributed to 20 nonprofit groups working to increase access to basic necessities such as food and shelter. Roughly one in six Southern Nevadans struggle with hunger, and more than 30,000 Clark County residents are homeless. Funding will help individuals and families in Las Vegas gain greater economic mobility through increased access to food, shelter, benefits and other fundamental needs that will enable them to move toward long-term stability. Among the nonprofits receiving grants is Three Square food bank, which will use the funding to serve the more than 137,000 local individuals monthly that require assistance with hunger.
Audi is the first manufacturer to launch V2I technology in the U.S. in select 2017 Audi A4, Q7 and all-road models. It starts in Las Vegas this month.
Welcome to the RedFlint experience center in downtown Las Vegas. The initiative of the University of Phoenix that opened Oct. 15 in the Bank of America Plaza provides a hands-on learning environment to spark innovation in large, mid-sized and small companies.
Las Vegas retailers will get a dose of holiday cheer this shopping season if revenue numbers meet the expectations of Los Angeles-based CBRE Group, the world’s largest commercial real-estate investment manager. The company tracks and interprets consumer spending statistics worldwide and forecasts strong retail numbers to end 2016.
Guy Seeklus, who owns 176 acres along the Virgin River, offers riders a chance to take a camel down a 2-mile trek, for about 30 minutes, on one of his camels — Lodi, Ben, Raider just to name a few. Some of them stand over 7 feet tall, from ground to the top of the hump. The cost for all this entertainment is $149. This price includes a lift from the Eureka Casino in Mesquite or anywhere on the Strip in one of two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans Seeklus owns.
An architectural engineer who once designed theme parks and casinos is president and CEO of his Henderson-based firearms manufacturing company, Battle Arms Development.
Nevada has won approval for a $283,000 federal grant to assist the state’s small businesses grow their exports or begin to export abroad.