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JUNE 30 Issue - Vegas Business Digest Recap

Driverless Robotaxi to Operate on Public Roads in Las Vegas

JUNE 30 2022 / ISSUE NO. 78 / ARCHIVE

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Rio Owner Announces Multi-Year Renovation

Rio Hotel & Casino (Courtesy of Rio Hotel & Casino)

Dreamscape Companies, owner of Rio Hotel & Casino, announced a multi-year renovation of the resort. In partnership with Fettle, Gianpiero Gaglione Interior Design (GGID), Lifescapes International and Marnell Architecture, the makeover will start in Q4 of 2023. The property will remain open throughout the renovations.

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Driverless Robotaxi to Operate on Public Roads in Las Vegas

Robotaxi (Courtesy of Zoox)

Zoox announced it has received authorization from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to test drive its purpose-built driverless, electric robotaxi on open public roads with passengers in the state of Nevada.

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$20 Million Ocean Prime Restaurant Opens On The Las Vegas Strip

Restaurant's main dinning room (Courtesy of Ocean Prime Las Vegas)

Ocean Prime Las Vegas, owned by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR), opened last week on the Las Vegas Strip. This is the brand’s first Las Vegas restaurant and 18th location worldwide. Located at 63 on the corner of Harmon Ave & Las Vegas Blvd, the restaurant is over 14,500 square feet with a nearly 2,500 square-foot rooftop terrace. It has over 400 seats, three bars, and three private dining rooms.

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Q&A: Phyllis James, President & CEO of Foundation for Women’s Leadership & Empowerment

Phyllis James, President & CEO of Foundation for Women’s Leadership & Empowerment (Courtesy of FWLE)

Phyllis A. James is the President and CEO of Foundation for Women's Leadership and Empowerment (FWLE), a 501(c)3 nonprofit seeking to advance America’s quest for gender and racial equity through production of affordable, high-quality leadership education and development programs primarily for women and people of color, as well as men.

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Nevada to Receive $416 Million to Expand Broadband Access

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Photo by Denny Müller / Unsplash

U.S Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that Nevada will receive $416,666,229.74 in federal funding to expand broadband access the state through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program.

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Q&A: Gina Geldbach-Hall, Assistance League of Las Vegas President

Gina Geldbach-Hall (Courtesy of Assistance League of Las Vegas)

Gina Geldbach-Hall is the President of Assistance League of Las Vegas, an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that implements programs and services that enrich the lives of children and adults in need in the greater Las Vegas community. Founded in 1976, the organization has over 400 member volunteers who contribute over 50,000 hours annual to serve our community.

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Ares Management, CapRock Partners Announce Sale of Industrial Facility in North Las Vegas

Tropical Logistics Phase II (Courtesy of CapRock Partners)

Today, Ares Management and CapRock Partners announced the sale of the recently completed Tropical Logistics Phase II to Stockbridge Capital Group, an institutional private equity real estate investment company based in San Francisco.

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