Company and federal officials have marked the start of construction on a $1 billion solar power generating station in the desert 50 miles south of Las Vegas.
7.7% rate same as June, but more jobs added to the economy
Higher revenues couldn’t offset major losses at Caesars Entertainment.
Las Vegas has the potential to become a major destination for medical tourism.
Las Vegas based Bally Technologies will merge with Scientific Games in a deal worth just over five-billion dollars.
Nevada’s taxable sales rose 8 percent in May compared to the same month a year ago, but sales and use tax collections are lagging behind projections for the current fiscal year by about one-half of a percent.
As some grocery stores have closed locations in the area, Sprouts Farmers Market opens a new store in the southwest valley.
Nevada officials say casino revenues shot up more than 14 percent in June thanks to a banner month on the Las Vegas Strip.
International retailing icon IKEA has announced plans to open a store in southwest Las Vegas.
A battle over the family-owned Las Vegas Sun has been resolved after one brother took sole ownership and said the newspaper would continue publishing.