Tourist Location, Movie Location!
Las Vegas is well known as a top tourist destination, but it’s also a mecca for movie making. “The Hangover,” “Casino,” “Leaving Las Vegas” and “Last Vegas” are just a few of the many blockbuster films made here. Now there’s a new incentive to draw moviemakers to Nevada. Starting soon the state will offer cinema tax credits. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman worked with State Senator Aaron Ford for the passage of a film incentive bill in the last legislature. To learn more visit the Nevada Film Office at www.nevadafilm.com .
The site also has great information about production resources available in Nevada, and includes job listings, support services and equipment/studio options.
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City of Las Vegas Wins First Place Honors For Local Energy and Climate Efforts
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis are the nation’s top winners in the 2014 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Walmart. The winners were announced today during the Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards luncheon, which was held in conjunction with USCM’s 82nd Annual Meeting. View the press release for more information. You can also view the video.
Celebrate Nevada’s 150th Anniversary
Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Learn more at www.Nevada150.org .
Southern Nevada Strong
Southern Nevada Strong is a new collaborative regional planning effort, funded by a $3.5 million dollar grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It provides the resources to conduct in-depth research and community engagement efforts to look at issues facing our community and propose collaborative solutions. Learn more at www.southernnevadastrong.org .