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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

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Business and Community | April 30, 2019

Solar Decathlon team finishing design work on Desert Bloom house before a year of construction.

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Business and Community | April 29, 2019

The 43,000 square-foot “Black Fire Innovation” space will include replicated elements of a Caesars casino and resort to provide real-life conditions for product testing and a place for students to train to enter the workforce of the future.

People | March 19, 2019

Drew Brunson’s decision to attend UNLV’s hands-on MBA program led to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an esports career.

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Business and Community | January 11, 2019

Inaugural hackathon offered UNLV students unique opportunity to generate innovative commercial products; winner announced during CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

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People | November 1, 2018

A simple degree upgrade led graphic designer Orlando Bustos to an internship with NASA and a job with Arcata Associates.

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Business and Community | July 23, 2018

The three organizations will collaborate to research and develop new autonomous transportation solutions for Southern Nevada.

Economic Development In The News

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September 6, 2019

The President of the Tourism Commission, Representative Newton Cardoso Jr. (MDB-MG), accompanied by Representative Magda Mofato (PL-GO) and Deputy José Airton Félix Cirilo (PT-EC) are in Las Vegas, United States, on Mission Official. The delegation is in Las Vegas at the invitation of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) and the International Center For Gaming Regulation (ICGR).

Games Magazine Brasil
September 6, 2019

“We talked about the challenges for the installation of casinos in Brazil and the positive impacts that gambling activity brings to various regions of the United States, which may become a reality in our country,” said Rep. Newton Cardoso Jr. after the meeting with the Caesars Group executives.

Games Magazine Brasil
September 6, 2019

“We talked about the challenges for the installation of casinos in Brazil and the positive impacts that gambling activity brings to various regions of the United States, which may become a reality in our country,” said Rep. Newton Cardoso Jr. after the meeting with the Caesars Group executives.

Games Magazine
September 5, 2019

Las Vegas is a world reference in gaming exploration, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world. Of the 193 UN member countries, about 75% have legalized gambling. Brazil is among the 25% that have not yet legalized. Las Vegas annually receives 40 million visitors. Of this total, more than 130 thousand are Brazilian.

Games Magazine
September 5, 2019

Las Vegas is a world reference in gaming exploration, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world. Of the 193 UN member countries, about 75% have legalized gambling. Brazil is among the 25% that have not yet legalized. Las Vegas annually receives 40 million visitors. Of this total, more than 130 thousand are Brazilian.

Games Magazine
September 5, 2019

Las Vegas is a world reference in gaming exploration, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world. Of the 193 UN member countries, about 75% have legalized gambling. Brazil is among the 25% that have not yet legalized. Las Vegas annually receives 40 million visitors. Of this total, more than 130 thousand are Brazilian.

Economic Development Experts

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Recent Economic Development Accomplishments

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...