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Office of Economic Development News

The Office of Economic Development seeks to promote private- and public-sector partnerships in order to support economic and workforce development, to attract industry-sponsored research, and to protect and develop intellectual property.

Current Economic Development News

Campus News | September 7, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.

vice president kamala harris watches unlv student administer COVID vaccine to another local college student
Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

Research | November 16, 2020

UNLV, UNR team up to help tech entrepreneurs earn federal funds for early-stage business development.

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Research | November 3, 2020

UNLV's Sports Research and Innovation Initiative gives a home to the university's sports-related research — and is positioned as a crucial touchstone of a burgeoning sports mecca.

Campus News | February 18, 2020

A collection of news stories capturing the excitement and accomplishments of UNLV at the start of a new decade.

UNLV students playing esports games at Black Fire Innovation
Business and Community | January 23, 2020

Gardner Company, UNLV, and Caesars Entertainment launch new era for research and innovation in Southern Nevada.

Economic Development In The News

Newswire
September 24, 2021

The Entain Foundation US is to fund the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) for a pioneering betting and gaming research initiative which, for the first time in the States, combines scientific research with operational expertise to apply best practice in responsible gambling, policy, and health.

Inkedin
September 23, 2021

For the first time in the United States, the Entain Foundation US will provide a seed grant to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for a groundbreaking betting and gaming research initiative that will combine scientific research with operational expertise to apply best practise in responsible gambling, policy, and health.

Casino Beats
September 23, 2021

The Entain Foundation US is to provide a founding grant to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for a pioneering betting and gaming research initiative which would combine scientific research with operational expertise to apply best practice in responsible gambling, policy and health for the first time in the US.

iGB
September 22, 2021

Entain’s charity division the Entain Foundation US has partnered with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) for a betting and gaming research initiative.

MarketScreener
September 22, 2021

The Entain Foundation U.S., is to provide a founding grant to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for a pioneering betting and gaming research initiative which, for the first time in the U.S., would combine scientific research with operational expertise to apply best practice in responsible gambling, policy and health.

Global Gaming Business Magazine
September 22, 2021

For the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM), the pandemic hit hard.

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Recent Economic Development Accomplishments

August 30, 2021
Andrea "Andi" Dassopoulos (International Gaming Institute) has been awarded $355,000 in fiscal year funding to continue her work with the Nevada Problem Gambling Project and responsible gambling awareness. 
April 28, 2021
Kasra Ghaharian (International Gaming Institute and William F. Harrah Hotel College) published an article, "Crisis management practices in the hospitality and gambling industry during COVID-19" in International Hospitality Review in collaboration with coauthors and International Gaming Institute colleagues Brett Abarbanel, Marta...
March 7, 2017
Zach Miles (Economic Development) received $300,000 from the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada to support the development of advanced mobility research and events. He will work with the RTC to explore, understand, pilot, and deploy advances in mobility. Miles will also provide guidance to state, regional, and local...
November 3, 2015
Sue DiBella (Division of Research and Economic Development) co-edited a recently published book titled Implementing a Comprehensive Research Compliance Program: A Handbook for Research Officers with Aurali Dade (George Mason University) and Lori Olafson (Office of Research Integrity). DiBella also authored a chapter titled, “Communication Issues...