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Jobs Report: Reno, Carson City and Vegas lead nation in metro area employment growth 

Reno, Carson City and Las Vegas metro areas continued to show impressive job growth in August and over the year, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s August 2019 economic sub-state report...All three MSAs had faster employment growth rates than the national rate of 1.4 percent, and showed growth over the year, the report states.

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State tourism commission approves improvement district for Area 15 

The Nevada Commission on Tourism has determined that a planned art and retail project south of Palace Station would draw more than half of its visitors from out of town and qualifies as a tourism improvement district... As a qualified district, 3.13 percent of tax revenue would be diverted directly to the development of the area — an estimated $688,000 annually for the 10 years the district would be in place.

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Millennials Are Keeping Unions Alive 

"Jobs are precarious, health-care costs are skyrocketing, and wages aren’t keeping up with the cost of living—no wonder young people are organizing... Maybe it’s time to take inspiration from the latest stats about millennials: Workers age 35 and under are the main component of an unprecedented surge in union membership over the past two years." 

U.S. Businesses And Labor Unions: Past, Present And Future 

As an American business owner, I believe that labor unions are important but unnecessary if employees are treated fairly. In a perfect world, there would be no need for labor unions; unfortunately, we don’t live in that world. Because of this, I believe that unions will never be completely eradicated, no matter how many businesses, politicians or workers oppose them. With that being said, I think that their best chance of seeing growth in the near future is to continue building their current political momentum and pushing for limits on corporate power.

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5 What role will unions play in the 2020 presidential election? 

The largest 2020 presidential campaign event so far in Nevada was inexorably tied to organized labor. The prevalence of labor, however, isn’t confined to one Nevada event—candidates hitting the union circuit in Las Vegas isn’t new. In the buildup to the 2020 election, the state has seen multiple stops from multiple campaigns, and many—almost all, in fact—have at least included stops at some form of union event. 

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