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Michelle Matus

By legalizing recreational marijuana, Nevada voters have opened up the door for new businesses eager to serve this growing market.

But as Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, getting into the retail cannabis game comes at a high cost.

Nevada’s middle class is faring better than any other state in the nation, according to an economic report from Forbes.

The Silver State scored the highest on the magazine’s new “American Dream Index,” that measures seven key economic factors impacting the middle class.

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A new survey of Nevada business leaders finds that they want more workforce and STEM training to take place within community colleges and the K-12 education system.

Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

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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.

Noah Glick

Local economic leaders are warning of major gaps in affordable housing if the region fails to ramp up its development efforts.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

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In recent years, the Regional Transportation Commission, or RTC, has held numerous public meetings about redesigning portions of Virginia Street in Reno's MidTown District. Our reporter Bob Conrad of ThisisReno.com has the latest update.

Virginia Street in MidTown is constrained by the roadway’s width and the need for ADA-accessible sidewalks, which has prompted plans to eliminate a center turn lane in favor of wider sidewalks.

Local Construction Industry Growth Expected To Slow

Dec 23, 2016
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The construction industry is expected to continue to grow heading into 2017, but at a slower pace then in recent years. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details. 

Reno Business Owners React To Temporary Halt On New Overtime Rule

Dec 12, 2016
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Many business owners in Northern Nevada had a bittersweet victory when a federal court recently placed a preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

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An empty lot in downtown Reno will soon house a locally-owned medical marijuana dispensary called Mynt. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the story.

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A large manufacturing plant for windows and doors has opened in Fernley. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details.

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