Las Vegas Business News

Industry touchdown: At least in the short term, stadium construction promises work for local businesses

Workers survey land on Russell Road near the Strip where a $1.9 billion football stadium is proposed for the Oakland Raiders and UNLV football.

Decades of study and debate over the economic benefits of taxpayer-funded stadiums often show a deep divide between what supporters promise and what balance sheets deliver. Less often doubted is the boost to ...

The Notes: Oct. 22-28, 2017

In the Notes: Christopher Dobson, Chris Lauger, Gawaan Hureskin, Ric Gibbey, Gianno Buonaguro, Leigh Ann Monk, and more ...

2017 Contractor of the Year Awards

Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, right, greets Jay Smith, left, president of Las Vegas Paving, and Bob Mendenhall, Las Vegas Paving owner, during an opening ceremony for the new flyover ramp linking the Airport Connector to eastbound 215 Monday, June 5, 2017. The ramp is more than 1/2 mile long and is expected to carry more than 20,000 vehicles per day.

Construction forms the backbone of society. It builds the infrastructure that shapes our daily lives, including homes, offices, schools and roads. It’s also responsible ...

Caesars executives to ring Nasdaq’s opening bell

Mark Frissora, president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment, leaves a Nevada Gaming Control Board meeting Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Grant Sawyer State Building.

In one of the company’s first post-bankruptcy investors events, executives from Caesars Entertainment will ring the opening bell at the Nasdaq’s MarketSite in New York on Tuesday. ...

How to celebrate the holidays while you're on the road

Even if you are on the road over holidays, there are steps you can take to make the time more personal, celebratory and connected to family.

Holidays are about feeling at home, and while you may be staying in a hotel, Gardner said, you can make that stay more personal ...

The List: General contractors, Oct. 22, 2017

Find out about general contractors. This week, we rank them by local billings from July 2016-July 2017 ...

The Data: Oct. 22-28

All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]

Construction industry does community proud

The Nevada State Contractors Board understands the importance of increasing Nevada’s construction workforce to meet the demands of a growing society. In 2001, it established the Commission on Construction Education, which awards grants to entities looking to raise awareness and promote careers in construction.

Construction boss: ‘Never been more proud to call Las Vegas my home’

Kevin Burke, president and CEO of Burke Construction Group, was appointed to the Kansas State University board of trustees and College of Engineering advisory council this year. A passionate supporter of higher education, Burke also works with UNLV’s recruitment program.

With a sustained presence in Southern Nevada for more than three decades, Kevin Burke’s firm, founded on “simple Midwestern values,” has developed a long and diverse client list.

Treat employees like family, not commodities

Ed Vance founded EV&A Architects 12 years ago in Las Vegas, and says the firm is “writing more proposals and receiving more commissions every day as the economy improves.

The founder and CEO of EV&Associates Architects talks about the importance of trusting and respecting employees, the technological evolution of his industry and why he is happy to repeat one particular cliché.

Vegas rebranding shows difficulty of messaging after tragedy

In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 photo, T-shirts for sale with #VegasStrong hang at a gift shop at McCarran International airport in Las Vegas. Las Vegas has moved to rebrand itself after the Oct 1, 2017, shooting that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds of others. A salesman at the store said proceeds from the sales will go to an official fund to help shooting victims.

As volunteers streamed in to donate blood, doctors tended to the wounded and investigators scoured the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Las Vegas tourism officials moved quickly to protect their valuable franchise in a city ...

Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie’s purchase likely to clear final hurdle

The Stratosphere on Las Vegas Blvd on September 30, 2015.

The company that owns PT’s Pubs will likely get the final approval it needs to purchase the company that owns the Stratosphere and three other Nevada casinos today at ...

Enclave special events venue marks opening with shooting victim fundraiser

The Enclave, a multipurpose special events venue on Eastern Avenue near Russell Road, features the Vivace Rooftop Deck.

Enclave, a three-story 75,000-square-foot multi-purpose special events venue on Eastern Avenue near Russell Road, will mark its completion on Thursday night with the opening of its 5,000-square-foot Vivace Rooftop Deck. ...

Energy, climate expert says there's reason for optimism — despite Trump

President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

The answer to climate change and energy is complicated, Samantha Gross says, and lies somewhere deep between the extremes. One size doesn’t fit all because ...

How Nevada Gaming Control Board helped investigation of shooter Paddock

The broken window from the 32nd floor of Mandalay bay, where Stephen Paddock shot at civilians attending the Route 91 Festival, is seen through palm trees, Tuesday. Oct 3, 2017.

As the search for motives got underway, Gaming Control Board agents were asked to see what, if any, information they could discover about Paddock ...