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JULY 7 Issue - Vegas Business Digest Recap

New Community Under Construction for First-Time Home Buyers

JULY 7 2022 / ISSUE NO. 79 / ARCHIVE

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New Community Under Construction for First-Time Home Buyers

Independence Planned Community rendering of 2-units 2-garage home model (Courtesy of Touchstone Living)

Touchstone Living’s new Independence Planned Community is under construction on E. Vegas Valley Drive near Hollywood Blvd, the site of the former Royal Links Golf Course. The first 100 homes are permitted and under construction. The developer is planning to build a total of 1,600 homes eventually on this site. The homes will start in the $200s and are targeted at first time home buyers. Floor plans range from 2 to 4 bedrooms single family attached homes.

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Q&A: Beth Martino, Three Square Food Bank President & CEO

Beth Martino (Credit Al Powers)

Beth Martino is the President and CEO of Three Square Food Bank, Southern Nevada’s only food bank and largest hunger relief nonprofit organization. Martino has over 20 years of leadership experience in food bank, public affairs, and healthcare sectors.

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Halo.Car Launches Driverless On-Demand EVs Delivery in Las Vegas

Halo.Car vehicles (Courtesy of Halo.Car)

Halo.Car announced its first commercial launch of on-demand driverless electric vehicles for hourly and daily use in Las Vegas on public roads. This launch came after four years of testing where safety drivers were present inside Halo.Car's vehicles during remote piloting.

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NSB's Private Bank Report Reviews the "Rollercoaster of Real Estate" and Impact of Interest Rates

Photo by Avi Werde / Unsplash

Las Vegas, NVThe Private Bank by Nevada State Bank released the latest edition of the High Net Worth Report. Issue 2 of 2023 provides a look at the luxury housing markets in Southern Nevada and Northern Nevada. This issue includes a summary of broad market-level trends in sales and prices by segment as well as a focused look at the neighborhoods where luxury home sales ($1 million or more) took place in 2022.

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Three Tax-Abated Companies to Create 200 Jobs in Las Vegas Region

Photo by Grant Cai / Unsplash

Last week, Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) approved five companies to receive tax incentive. The five companies will make a capital investment of $22.2 million in the first two years and generate $34.5 million in net new state tax revenues over the next 10 years. Three out of the five companies are in Southern Nevada and plan to create 206 jobs in the greater Las Vegas region over the next two years.

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El Super to Hire 100 Associates for New Las Vegas Store

El Super logo (Courtesy of El Super)

El Super, a California-based chain of Hispanic-focused supermarkets, will hire up to 100 new associates for its new Las Vegas store. A virtual job fair is now open at

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Nevada To Receive $33 Million for Desert Terminal Lakes Restoration

Walker Lake in Nevada (By Crkndll - I took a picture with my camera from the window of a 737., CC BY-SA 3.0,

Yesterday, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that Nevada will receive nearly $33 million in grant funding to restore and protect Pyramid, Summit, and Walker Lakes through the extended Desert Terminal Lakes Restoration program.

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