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Current Economic Review (April, 2012)...

Brian Bonnenfont, Project Manager for the Center for Regional Studies at UNR presented on April 4th to the Northern Nevada Network about the current economic situation in Nevada. Below is Brian’s powerpoint presentation which includes a numerous slides with current visual representations of data to describe where Nevada stands today.

Current Economic Review (November 2011)...

Current Economic Review_UNR – Download PDF credit: Reno Gazette Journal Washoe County commissioners have put the county’s financial house, the regional economy and jobs at the top of their agenda in 2012 even though the county has no direct role in economic development. The commission put those issues at the top of its list as the region continues to struggle under the weight of stubborn 12 percent unemployment rates, high foreclosures and the collapse of the housing industry. More so than in the past, economist Brian Bonnenfant said, county officials tried to get their arms around regional economic trends and what they mean in demands for county services during the commission’s annual retreat Thursday. “Revenues are not going to be there for the next two to three years. They’re really struggling with solutions on how to right the ship,” Bonnenfant said. “When past trends have blown up, it’s hard to project.” Bonnenfant, project director with the Center for Regional Studies...

Business Pulse...

With the help from InfoSearch International (located in Reno) the Greater Reno-Tahoe Economic Outlook Business Survey has found a new home at the Center for Regional Studies. As you may already know, the survey was sponsored by EDAWN and Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce since 2004. Because the Center for Regional Studies’ mission is to obtain, analyze, and map the very best data possible, we could not pass on the opportunity to house the survey of CEOs, executives, government leaders, and business owners’ attitudes on the economy. We also look forward to help guide future surveys with relevant and timely questions important to the region’s economy. Because primary data collection at the local level is in short supply, we are excited to engage with InfoSearch International to help fill that gap. And because our mission is to provide the best information possible for your business decisions, please take a few minutes and explore the survey results. You may just stumble on something...