Business and Economy

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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.

 

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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.

Construction workers on site of an apartment complex being constructed for people 55 years of age and older.
Noah Glick

For our series, Priced Out: The Housing Crunch, our reporters have been speaking to several developers. And some have pointed out one potential reason for rising housing costs: immigration enforcement.

A man inspects a rack of kayaks on a Lake Tahoe shore.
Hannah Jones

Now that most Lake Tahoe ski resorts, and other primary employers during the winter, have begun downsizing their staffs for summer activities, many of their employees must scramble for other financial support. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

More Tahoe and Truckee businesses are being certified as B corporations. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

A sign on a building reading "Monthly Rentals Only, No Motel Rooms."
Courtesy Tahoe Prosperity Center

On Lake Tahoe's South Shore, some hotels are turning into homes.

Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details.

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NDOT

The state transportation board has taken the first concrete step toward completely redesigning and reconstructing Reno's Spaghetti Bowl, where I-80 and U.S. 395 meet. Our contributor Kaleb Roede of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details.

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Minimum wage in Nevada will remain flat in the next fiscal year. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details.

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