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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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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 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.

Economic Development In The News

Vegas Inc
October 30, 2019

A frequent traveler to Las Vegas for business, Joe Jensen has often wondered if the hotel check-in process could be shortened.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 29, 2019

UNLV and Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s soon-to-open Black Fire Innovation research and technology hub has caught the eye of technology giant Intel.

Voyage MIA
September 25, 2019

Today we’d like to introduce you to Milena Viana.

The past few years, I’ve gotten into exploring how to apply creative skills into special interests like designing spaces and baking pastries. I love the challenge of finding solutions within lessons of a problem, and I’ve found it imperative to find resilience in order to shift my attitude to see problems as opportunities.

Manchestes DoDia
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.

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...