Business and Economy

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In a few short months, the Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority has grown from representing primarily Elko County to now covering more than 40 percent of the state. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details.

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Statewide, Nevada added 7,200 construction jobs last year, but finding skilled, local workers to fill those positions is becoming increasingly difficult. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

The shortage of skilled construction labor is being compounded by a rebounding economy that's spurred new residential and commercial construction. There are also many senior-level employees moving closer to retirement age.

Noah Glick

The food truck industry is growing nationally, with cities like Orlando, Florida and Austin, Texas leading the charge.

But a new crop of mobile food vendors is popping up in an unlikely rural area: Elko. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick has more.

Alexa Ard

Women working full-time in Nevada are making less than 82 percent of their male counterparts. That’s according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick explores why.

Between 2014 and 2015, the ratio of women’s earnings compared to men’s dropped by more than four percentage points. Nevada women are now making just 81.6 percent of men.

That’s a departure from the peak of 88.4 percent in 2011.

Noah Glick

Tourism is Nevada’s largest industry, making up nearly 30 percent of total state employment and bringing in more than $3 billion in tax revenue.

But most visitors are only stopping in Nevada’s two urban centers: Las Vegas and Reno.

Our reporter Noah Glick looks at what is being done to attract more people to Nevada’s rural communities.

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Two University of Nevada, Reno grads and basketball stars have teamed up in business as Pink Hill Properties, LLC. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has more.

As their first development project, Kevinn Pinkney and Garry Hill-Thomas are transforming an eyesore across from the university into modern student housing and a gathering place for students.

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By the end of last year, Nevada saw a 5.1 seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate, the lowest it’s been in nine years.

And according to a new study, immigrants in the state account for one-quarter of all that employment.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Noah Glick

In northeastern Nevada, the economic focus has been on mining for the last several decades. Local leaders are now looking ahead for new opportunities to carry the region forward.

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Economic growth in northern Nevada is positively affecting many sectors in the region — including the beauty industry. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the latest.

Alexa Ard

Nevada ranks first in the nation in job growth, according to a recent Gallup survey. But as Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, state leaders say there’s still much work to be done.

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