Following is a new monthly feature called “Ask HighTower.” We hope it provides valuable perspective and informs your thinking about the markets. Dear HighTower Las Vegas, Should I be worried about this week’s dip in the markets? What, if anything, should I change about what I’m doing with my investment dollars? Sincerely, Liz T. Dear […]
As summer kicks into triple-digit highs (is it hot enough for you, Nevada?), big news in the Battle Born state has not been lacking. Under the leadership of Governor Sandoval, lawmakers passed a comprehensive tax bill that is estimated to raise an additional $1.3 billion for state coffers. Much of it is slated for improvements to our challenged […]
Our thanks to the folks at the UNR Center for Business Studies for their contribution to The Stat Pack’s Northern Nevada content. The RCG Jobs Index 12-month moving average (“12MMA”) for Reno-Sparks increased to 96.2 in April. This is a 1.96% rise from 94.5 recorded in April 2014. April’s index was the same as March’s and has […]
$17.8 million project to bring an independent source of water to the Truckee Meadows area.
Plus the latest on Yucca Mountain incentives.
To stay abreast of developments in private equity investment in Nevada and elsewhere, check outgrowtheconomy.org. Nevada is near the top (i.e., bottom) of the list for African-American unemployment. Great video of the Tesla gigafactory rising from the desert. EDAWN has released its economic development strategic plan. Nevada grew from 21st to 10th in the Kauffman Index of startup activity, according to EDAWN. How big is […]
Interesting comparative statistics on military spending, GDP and population from the world’s biggest economies (click on the graphic for a larger/clearer view of the pie charts and labels):
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