FEDERAL: Federally, last month your HCC was first to reach out and meet with US Senator Catherine Cortez Masto's state director and Congresswoman Jacky Rosen to discuss matters important to you, the health of your business and the long-term investments our community is making now that is impacted by tomorrow's federal decisions.
STATE: On January 17, your HCC Board Chairman, Tim Brooks, was in Carson City as the guest of Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams for Governor Sandoval's 2017 Nevada State of the State address. Indeed, while it was an honor to be present among a special group for such an occasion, it was an opportunity to ensure that HCC's 1,300-member strong community was represented amongst our state legislators.
The HCC has been hard-at-work advocating on your behalf as the Nevada Legislative session began just this week in Carson City, Nevada. Your Legislative Committee, chaired by Aviva Gordon of Gordon Law, has been combing through bills since November and will continue until all have been filed in order to pull and review bills that touch HCC's core issue areas: economic development, taxes and regulations, education and workforce readiness, infrastructure and healthcare. Meanwhile, while still reviewing bills, the committee has already been working together with the Lieutenant Governor's office to assist on matters to ensure your business is protected.
Next week, on February 14, HCC's Legislative Delegation will travel to the state's capitol to participate in the 79th Nevada Legislative Session and meet with legislators throughout the day to discuss policy perspectives that foster economic growth, jobs and new opportunities for our members. In fact, the HCC's focal point this session is on economic development, specifically workforce development matters that you - our members - have communicated clearly is of utmost concern to you as you continue build your business. Our conversations in the state's capitol will also emphasize HCC's support of the appropriation of capital funds to assist local colleges, safeguarding transportation alternatives for the future as well as discussions surrounding minimum wage, taxes and regulations. Following a jammed packed day of meetings, the HCC's Legislative Delegation looks forward to its Legislative Reception, hosted at the Governor's Mansion, to enhance and build relationships with our state's elected officials alongside a number of HCC members who are also in Carson City to advocate on behalf of their organization. (A special thank you to our reception sponsors, City of Henderson, Emerald Island Casino, Sansone Companies, CenturyLink and Southwest Gas for your support.)
CITY COUNCIL WARD III: Carrie Cox, Matthew DeFalco and John Marz.
Members are encouraged to participate in the electoral process at all levels, including municipal elections, as decisions made at a city level impact business.
For candidate information and details on early voting dates and vote center location, click here.
On Sept. 1, the HCC Board of Directors authorized the support for a 2016 study conducted by NAIOP Southern Nevada, “Strategic Analysis of Southern Nevada’s Economy: Potential Land Constraints on Economic Growth & Development.” [Read the study]
The study addresses land-use planning measures involving the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Resource Management Plan (RMP) and analyzes considerations that could be considered in order to fully meet the estimated growth and needs of Southern Nevada, particularly within Henderson and Ivanpah.
The letter of support is intended to add leverage to the study to encourage the Governor and Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development to ask the BLM to place a tentative hold on finalizing the plan until further private sector input is provided. Currently, the BLM intends to finalize its plan winter 2016/2017.
June 20, 2016
Nevada Commerce Tax notification
April 25, 2016
HCC to co-host inaugural “Campaign School 101” April 29
February 2, 2016
HCC publishes 2016 “Member Policy Survey” report