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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 | February 18, 2020

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

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Business and Community | January 23, 2020

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

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Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

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Campus News | December 2, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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Business and Community | October 29, 2019

Working with UNLV and Caesars Entertainment, Intel will provide state-of-the-art computing equipment and hands-on internships for UNLV students.

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Business and Community | April 30, 2019

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

Economic Development In The News

August 13, 2020

Visitors flock to Las Vegas for its glitzy resorts and casinos, stylish restaurants and vibrant entertainment and nightlife scene. In recent years, however, city leaders have recognized the need to expand beyond the appeal of a tourist destination.

August 12, 2020

Is Southern Nevada on the verge of a tech revolution or is it just getting with the times?

August 12, 2020

Is Southern Nevada on the verge of a tech revolution or is it just getting with the times?

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March 11, 2020

Nutanix , Caesars Entertainment and UNLV have announced the collaboration to enhance Black Fire Innovation a hub where new ideas for the gaming and hospitality sectors are tested and tested, with the aim of accelerating innovation in these areas.

February 21, 2020

Nutanix Software has partnered with Caesars Entertainment and UNLV to operate the Black Fire Innovation research and technology centre.

February 19, 2020

Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, announced today that it has teamed up with Caesars Entertainment and UNLV to power "Black Fire Innovation," a hub where new gaming and hospitality concepts will be created and tested, to accelerate technology advancement in the gaming and entertainment industry.

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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...