Sometimes having the data you need is only half of the story.
Below are some examples of reports we prepare for our clients. Although these reports are relatively diverse, spanning industries from healthcare to water resources to commercial banking, they share a common thread. That thread is the ability to reduce complex research and analysis into digestible, actionable reporting documents. We understand that the technical analytics underlying a research project mean little if you cannot effectively communicate the results to internal and external stakeholders. We take great pride in our ability to present our findings in a way that maximizes the utility of our research and reflects positively on our clients and their core constituencies.
For 20 million visitors each year, the Las Vegas experience doesn’t start in a hotel lobby; it starts at a gate at McCarran International Airport. As the gateway to Southern Nevada for nearly half of our annual visitors, McCarran has become perhaps the single most important component of the region’s thriving tourism economy. Today, the nation’s ninth-busiest airport is as popular as ever, closing 2018 with a record 49.7 million passengers and surpassing 50 million passengers over a 12-month period earlier this year, putting it on track for yet another annual record.
The airport’s track record of growth is not an accident. It takes a thriving hospitality industry to stoke passenger demand. It takes foresight, planning and commitment to build facilities to accommodate current and ...
Gasoline prices in the United States have been on a roller coaster in recent months. Following a steady rise from 2016 into October 2018, the average weekly regular gas price tumbled roughly 65 cents per gallon from $2.88 to $2.24 by January 2019, the lowest price in two years. Since then, the price rebounded to $2.90 in May, dipped 25 cents by late June and climbed back to just under $2.80 by mid-July, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (“EIA”). Despite the summer price bump, the average price remained 3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
In comparison, Nevadans are paying about 50 cents more per gallon at $3.30, while gas prices for regular gas in the Las Vegas metropolitan area stood at $3.27, according to AAA. Drivers in the Reno metropolitan area were ...
Like most of the state, Elko County’s economy continued to grow in the second quarter of 2019. Long-term employment continues to trend upward, with trailing 12-month average employment growing by 0.6 percent in April 2019. The unemployment rate decreased to 2.9 percent, down from 3.1 percent at the same time last year. Elko County’s unemployment rate remains one of the lowest in the state, and it is significantly lower than Nevada’s overall unemployment rate of 3.6 percent.
Total wages earned by Elko County workers increased significantly over the past year, despite employment remaining somewhat flat. In the fourth quarter of 2018, private industry workers in Elko County collectively earned $250.8 million in wages and salaries, 6.4 percent more than during the ...
The housing market in Nevada has been heating up along with the economy over the past few years, and the trend continued in 2018. While the luxury home market, defined for our purposes as homes selling for $1 million or more, is a small fraction of the overall housing market, it too has been significantly impacted by broader market forces over the past year. The overall strength of the economy has given homebuyers renewed confidence, leading to a greater willingness to purchase higher-priced properties. In addition, the economic recovery has increased financial security for many, increasing the potential buyer pool for million-dollar homes, while rising home prices have simultaneously increased the stock of higher-cost homes around the valley and throughout Nevada.