Archive for the 'Economic Development' Category


What is in store for our local economy in 2016?


January 28th, 2016, 01:05:30 PM
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While several entities provide an outlook for their respective sectors, little information exists as to the outlook for the regional economy as a whole.  What is the big picture of an increase in taxable sales, gaming revenue, home sales, etc.?  How does it compare to historical trends and what does it tell us about the […]

Small businesses indicative of the state’s recovering economy


April 9th, 2015, 09:37:38 AM
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via Nevada Today by Nicole Shearer Small businesses in Nevada were a big deal in 2014. The Nevada Small Business Development Center, a statewide resource for business assistance and headquartered in the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business, helped open 136 new small businesses in the state last year. “It’s easy to forget the […]

The Smart Way to Answer, “Why Should I Buy from You?”


August 6th, 2012, 08:17:00 PM
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  The Smart Way to Answer, “Why Should I Buy from You?” If your ideal customer walked up to you and asked, “Why should I buy from you instead of the other guy?” Can you give a compelling answer in ten words or less? That’s what a unique selling proposition (USP) does. Sometimes, it’s called […]

State Small Business Credit Initiative – Real Progress for Nevada’s Economy


September 27th, 2011, 01:53:59 PM
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Although news reports continue to lament on the condition of the economy, there are a few actions taken by the government that could make a real difference in the state of Nevada. Beginning this fall, the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) and the Catalyst Fund (SB75) are programs that make money available to small […]

A Look Back at Entrepreneurship in 2010


January 31st, 2011, 05:08:44 PM
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Jonathan Ortmans is an author at www.entrepreneurship.org who wrote an article recently that recapped the role of entrepreneurship in 2010 and why it is important to economic recovery.  Here is a blurb and we suggest reading the whole storey. This past year brought new, sobering data that defied conventional wisdom that all businesses contribute to […]

What is the effect of taxes on state economies?


January 13th, 2011, 02:54:08 PM
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By Dr. Elliott Parker and Dr. Tom Harris of UNR Since Nevada has a very small government and was the fastest-growing state for decades, did the former cause the latter? It’s not likely. Examine the statistics comparing the real growth of a state’s GDP (gross domestic product) to the share of GDP provided by state […]

Small Business and the Economic Meltdown


October 17th, 2008, 03:40:43 PM
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UNR President Milt Glick and our own Sam Males, Director of the Nevada Small Business Development Center, visit with KUNR Radio’s Dan Erwine to discuss how the economic meltdown is hurting small businesses in Nevada and the University’s role in assisting businesses.  This October 17, 2008 edition of KUNR’s Friday morning Nevada Newsline features call […]

Demographer Releases Population Estimates


October 13th, 2008, 01:09:56 PM
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Change to be uneven around Nevada over the next 20 years due to a number of factors The Nevada State Demographer’s Office, located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, has released its population projections for 2008 through 2028. The projections are for the state and the counties. Overall, Nevada is projected to grow by […]

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