Agricultural Market Volatility: The impact of current events
April 4, 2022
The war in Ukraine and global weather events have further strained the agricultural industry -- along with the larger U.S. and global economies -- already challenged by the protracted effects from COVID-19 such as rising input prices and supply chain issues.
State Demographer Matt Lawton discusses data available on state website
February 1, 2022
Matt Lawton, State of Nevada Demographer, presents Nevada's demographic data and availability of different data sources his office offers. Mr. Lawton covers current and future Nevada demographic trends, new U.S. Census data and potential uses of demographic data for economic development. This free webinar was produced by the University of Nevada Center for Economic Development.
Nevada Agriculture Outlook: Fall 2021
December 8, 2021
Malieka Bordigioni, Research Manager for the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, Reno Campus, and Mike Helmar, Mike Helmar, from the University Center of Economic Development (UCED), discuss Nevada agricultural production and prices. Helmar discusses Nevada agricultural products as to their production and price trends and as well as forecast of Nevada agricultural commodities.
Dr. Joe Outlaw: The Sensible Taxation and Equity Promotion Tax Act and the 99.5 Percent Act
December 1, 2021
Dr. Joe Outlaw, Regents Professor and Co-Director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University, discusses the Sensible Taxation and Equity Promotion Tax Act and the 99.5 Percent Act. The webinar focuses on on the financial and intergenerational impacts of these two proposed laws on national and state of Nevada agriculture. This information should provide the Nevada public with answers as to the potential impacts of these two taxation changes.
Determining economic contributions and impacts: What is the difference and why should we care?
October 18, 2021
Dr. Phil Watson, Associate Professor at the University of Idaho, is the lead co-author of the publication "Determining Economic Contributions and Impacts: What is the Difference and Why Should We Care?" In this webinar, he discusses those differences. Given the current changes in the economy from shutdowns by the COVID-19 pandemic, expansion of outdoor recreation, changes in public land and surface water policies, knowing the difference between and impact and contribution analysis is essential for the public and policymakers to understand.
Dr. Eugenia Larmore discusses economic forecasts for the Reno-Sparks region
October 13, 2021
Dr. Eugenia Larmore presents economic forecasts for the Reno-Sparks area, including Washoe and Storey counties, with information current as of July of 2021. She notes the growth in wages, industrial growth, travel trends and employment numbers. There are bright spots for hope as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carbon credits in agriculture with Dr. Joe Outlaw
September 9, 2021
Dr. Joe Outlaw with Texas A&M University presents this webinar on carbon tax credits for agriculture producers.
2018 Trends in Non-employer Statistics in Nevada
July 12, 2021
Dr. Tom Harris, professor at the University Center for Economic Development at the University of Nevada, Reno presents on update on non-employer statistics in Nevada from 2018. Non-employer businesses tend to be small businesses such as real estate agents and independent contractors. Dr. Harris suggests these types of businesses and consultants should be supported by governments locally, rather than out of state, in order to grow. It keeps local money and talents in Nevada with the possibility for these businesses to grow.
Veteran Economic Impacts: Churchill County, Nevada
July 12, 2021
Dr. Tom Harris, professor with the University Center of Economic Development at the University of Nevada, Reno provides an update on the economic impact veterans have--in this case, from Churchill County, Nevada. Dr. Harris provides on overview of the veteran population, their growth in population and their compensation and expenditures. He also addresses how veterans fit into an economic development strategy.
The State of Manufacturing in Nevada
June 15, 2021
Dr. Tom Harris with the University of Nevada Center for Economic Development presents this talk about the state of manufacturing in the State of Nevada, including patterns of economic and occupational growth and development. Drs. Tessa Conroy, University of Wisconsin, and Frank Fossen, of the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business, contributed to the study.
How Do Tourism Improvement Districts Work in Nevada?
May 13, 2021
Frederick Steinmann, assistant research professor at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), explains Tourism Improvement Districts (TIDs) and Sales Tax Anticipated Revenue (STAR) bonds, and how they can be used to the benefit of local governments in Nevada. This is the final video of a five part series on elements of Nevada's state law that allows municipal governments and county governments to localize the cost of providing public infrastructure.
How Do Tax Increment Areas Work in Nevada?
April 23, 2021
Frederick Steinmann, assistant research professor at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), explains tax increment areas and how they can be used to the benefit of local governments in Nevada. This is part four of a five part series on elements of Nevada's state law that allows municipal governments and county governments to localize the cost of providing public infrastructure.
How Do Redevelopment Agencies and Districts Work in Nevada?
April 16, 2021
Frederick Steinmann, assistant research professor at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), explains redevelopment agencies and districts and how they can be used to the benefit of local governments in Nevada. This is part three of a five part series on elements of Nevada's state law that allows municipal governments and county governments to localize the cost of providing public infrastructure.
General Improvement Districts (GIDs) in Nevada
March 28, 2021
Frederick Steinmann, assistant research professor at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), joins us again to explain General Improvement Districts (GIDs) and how they can be used to a local government's benefit. This is part two of a five part series on elements of Nevada's state law that allows municipal governments and county governments to localize the cost of providing public infrastructure.
Special Assessment Districts (SADs) in Nevada
March 24, 2021
Frederick Steinmann, assistant research professor at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), gives an overview on Special Assessment Districts (SAD) and how they can (and have been) beneficial to local governments in the state of Nevada. This is part one of a five part series on elements of Nevada's state law that allows municipal governments and county governments to localize the cost of providing public infrastructure.
Community Resilience, Sales Tax Collections, and PILT in Nevada
March 8, 2021
Dr. Mehmet Tosun, a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), gives a presentation on community resilience, sales tax collections, and PILT with a focus on how these three topics apply to Nevada as a whole, as well as on a county and region level.
National and State Economic Impacts of COVID-19
January 8, 2021
Dr. Tom Harris, director of the University Center of Economic Development (UCED), gives a presentation on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the economy at the national and state level (for Nevada). This is the first in a series of three presentations on the economic impacts of COVID-19, with the latter presentations looking more closely at how different parts of Nevada have been impacted.
Rural Development with Don Macke
December 14, 2020
In this video, Don Macke, Vice President of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, joins us for a conversation about how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced development in rural communities, and what lessons the public can take away from these changes for the future. More specifically, Macke provides suggestions on how rural communities can better prepare for things like population growth and entrepreneurial ventures.
Quarterly Outlook on Nevada Agricultural Commodity Prices
December 14, 2020
In this quarterly update, Mike Helmar and Malieka Bordigioni of the University Center of Economic Development provide an overview on how the prices of agricultural commodities in Nevada have changed recently. They also briefly touch on how these commodities could be impacted in the future by national and international events, such as rises in COVID-19 cases and a new U.S. presidential administration.
Dr. Tom Harris Explains PILT Payments
November 22, 2020
In this video, Dr. Tom Harris defines the term PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes), and then elaborates on how these kinds of payments apply to the Western United States.
Nevada Agricultural Snapshot with Mike Helmar
October 31, 2020
Mike Helmar, from the University Center of Economic Development (UCED), joins us again to give another update on how the agricultural sectors are performing at the national level, as well as at the statewide level for Nevada in particular. Helmar is joined by colleagues Malieka Bordigioni and Dr. Tom Harris of UCED.
State Broadband Policy: What Impacts Availability?
October 13, 2020
Because of stay-at-home orders across the country, access to reliable internet and broadband has played an even more important role in our everyday lives over the last several months. In this webinar, Brian Whitacre from Oklahoma State University explains how different state policies affect the development of broadband, and suggests what can be done in the future to make broadband more available.
Dr. Stephen Miller discusses the COVID-19 recession
August 31, 2020
Stephen Miller, Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Lee Business School, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is joined by Dr. Tom Harris of the University of Nevada, Reno Center for Economic Development in this video discussing how COVID-19 has created a new recession. Miller discusses the Great Recession and what may be in store for coming out of recession caused by the global pandemic. The economy is slowly recovering, Miller says, but it will be slow and the job market will look much different from what it has been.
What's next for Reno-Sparks during COVID-19?
August 27, 2020
Dr. Eugenia Larmore (Ekay Economic Consultants, Inc.) breaks down COVID-19 economic impacts for Reno-Sparks. She covers employment, housing and provides an outlook for what's next as Northern Nevada continues to grapple with COVID-19. Dr. Larmore is joined by Dr. Tom Harris.
Sage Outlook: Resiliency and Recovery Defined with Dr. Roger Coupal and Dr. Tom Harris
August 17, 2020
In this video, Dr. Roger Coupal, a State Extension Specialist at the University of Wyoming, joins Dr. Tom Harris to define resiliency and recovery in an economic context. Using past and present examples, they demonstrate why resilience is an important factor in an economy recovering. After their presentations, they answer questions from Dr. Mehmet Tosun and Dr. Fred Steinmann.
July's Agricultural Market Outlook
July 15, 2020
Mike Helmar provides an overview on how Nevada's economy has been affected by COVID-19 so far, and then gives some predictions on what it could look like in the coming months. He is joined by Malieka Bordigioni and Dr. Tom Harris.
An Update on Nevada's Agricultural Commodities during the Pandemic
July 13, 2020
Mike Helmar explains how Nevada's agricultural economy has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the presentation, he explores how commodities like alfalfa hay and dairy have been specifically impacted recently, and what their future could look like. He is joined by Malieka Bordigioni and Dr. Tom Harris.
What to Know about Hemp in 2020
July 7, 2020
Steve Foster, an Extension Educator Pershing County, gives a presentation about hemp and what its forecast could look like this year. He also discusses its place in agriculture, where it could be in the future, and what farmers need to know before they consider planting hemp. Foster is joined by Dr. Tom Harris, Mike Helmar, and Malieka Bordigioni.
Agricultural commodities and prices
July 1, 2020
Mike Helmar, from the University Center of Economic Development, returns to provide updates on how agricultural commodities and their prices have changed in the past weeks. He is joined by Dr. Tom Harris, Malieka Bordigioni, and Steve Foster.
State Tax Revenues Comparison: Nevada vs. Other Western States
June 15, 2020
Dr. Mehmet Tosun, a Professor of Economics and the Director of International Business programs at the University of Nevada, Reno, describes how state tax revenues in Nevada differ from those in other Western states. He also explains how Nevada's tax revenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. He is joined by Dr. Tom Harris.
How COVID-19 Affected Beef Processing & Dairy Markets
June 8, 2020
Dr. Scott Brown with the University of Missouri Extension presents how the beef processing and dairy markets have changed due to COVID-19. After his presentation, he takes questions from Dr. Tom Harris, Malieka Bordigioni, and Mike Helmar.
COVID-19 Impacts on Local Food Systems
May 28, 2020
Dr. Kynda Curtis, Professor and USU Extension Food/Ag Marketing Specialist at Utah State University, discusses how COVID-19 is impacting local food systems. Specifically, she discusses how smaller-scale farmers and ranchers have been impacted, consumer reactions, and how producers have pivoted in response to market forces. She provides resources for local food in Nevada, as well as possible policy changes that could be made to assist local farmers.
An Update on Livestock Commodity Prices
May 19, 2020
COVID-19 continues to alter the ag commodity markets, and for this week, University of Nevada Center for Economic Development researcher Malieka Bordigioni gives an update on livestock commodities.
Understanding Risk with Carol Bishop
April 25, 2020
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's Carol Bishop talks us through the basics of understanding personal risk -- and what to do about it. Interview by Bob Conrad.
Agriculture and Economic Trends
April 22, 2020
Dr. Tom Harris, Malieka Bordigioni and Mike Helmar talk about COVID-19 impacts on agriculture in Nevada, particularly supply chain issues, processors, and supply and demand of milk products.
Cattle, Hay and Dairy Economic Outlook for Western States
April 15, 2020
Shannon Neibergs, Extension Economist from the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University Extension, provides an economic outlook for agricultural products in Nevada in the wake of COVID-19.
Understanding the 2018 IRS Tax Forms for Farmers and Ranchers
April 10, 2020
Dr. Ruby Ward of Utah State University explains changes to the tax forms being used for 2018 to file in 2019.
Agricultural and economic outlook
April 8, 2020
Dr. Tom Harris, Mike Helmar, and Malieka Bordigioni discuss crop prices, supply chain disruption, what a recession could look like and what resources are available to small businesses and agricultural producers.
Nevada Economics: Buddy Borden
February 18, 2020
On today’s show, we talk with Buddy Borden from Extension about the Nevada Economic Assessment Project -- and what’s next for the future lithium mining in Nevada.
Nevada Economics Podcast: Dr. Tom Harris
February 18, 2020
On this podcast, we talk with Tom Harris from the Center for Economic Development. The topic: tariffs and economic uncertainty facing agricultural producers.
Nevada Economics Podcast: Doug Thornley & Fred Steinmann
February 18, 2020
On this podcast, we sit down with Doug Thornley, assistant city manager for the city of Sparks, Nevada. Joining us is Fred Steinmann, a leadership and economic development specialist with the University Center for Economic Development. Our topic is the long-term fiscal health analysis report recently commissioned by the City of Sparks and how the city forecasts growth and development.
Nevada Economics: Eugenia Larmore
February 18, 2020
On today’s show we sit down with economist Eugenia Larmore of Ekay Consultants. Eugenia focuses economic analyses businesses and government agencies in Northern Nevada.