Business and Economy

A photo of a ski resort during the summer, with umbrellas and tents set up to host outdoor activities.
Bill Rozak / Daily Tahoe Tribune

Ski resorts around Lake Tahoe are looking to offer more year-round recreation opportunities in order to increase revenues. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more.

A green chart depicting the new jobs and capital raised by the year, from 2013-2018, created by Northern Nevada's startup ecosystem.
Illustration by Lauren Solinger

New data suggests that Northern Nevada’s startup ecosystem is growing strong. Our Contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

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A New Jersey-based company has agreed to pay Nevada gaming regulators $150,000 for illegally approving a cash wagering system for casinos but never doing the required testing. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more. 

A tray of green, moss-like balls. Identified as marijuana after being picked from the plant.
Michelle Matus

Just over a year ago, Nevada legalized recreational cannabis. While the industry is booming, many rural communities are slow to adopt it and many questions related to banking and employment policies remain. To help break this all down, our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with contributor Kaleb Roedel. Kaleb has been covering this topic at length for the Northern Nevada Business View.

The overall average rent for apartments in the Reno/Sparks area now sits above $1,300. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

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Seven education programs are receiving funding from Tesla, which is giving $1.5 million to promote STEM learning in Nevada. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

A view of a two-way road with a row of orange and yellow business buildings on the right side, and a car driving on the left side.
Google

A University of Nevada, Reno professor is working to understand why minority-owned businesses in Northern Nevada have less of a presence on Google Maps. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

 

Reno/Sparks And Latino Business Chambers Merge

Jul 11, 2018
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Reno and Sparks Chamber of Commerce

After past differences, the Reno/Sparks and Latino business chambers are merging. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

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Douglas County is increasing its building permit fee for the first time in a decade. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details.

 

Interview: Tahoe's Lack Of Workforce Housing

Jun 28, 2018
A view of Lake Tahoe during the day.
Josh Clemence, Unsplash.com

The housing crunch is being felt across Northern Nevada, but up in Tahoe, the community faces a unique set of challenges. Seventy-eight percent of the homes in the Tahoe area are either vacation rentals or second homes. Meanwhile, many of the people who work in Tahoe can’t afford to live there. Heidi Hill Drum is the CEO of the Tahoe Prosperity Center; she spoke with our reporter Tim Lenard.

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