ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

June 25, 2012

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JUNE 25, 2012 / YOUR BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS WEEKLY MINORITY BUSINESS SPECIAL FOCUS This month, VEGAS INC looks at workplace diversity in the valley. LAS VEGAS PLUGGING INTO SOLAR ENERGY By Dave Toplikar staff writer J ohn Bettencourt smiled from under his wide-brimmed hat as the sun blazed across the 25-acre solar array he has been installing in northeast Las Vegas. "Solar technology fast. is changing so It's really pretty incredible," said Bettencourt, manager of the photovoltaic project under construction next to Las Vegas' wastewater treatment plant near Vegas Valley Road and Nellis Boulevard. The $19.7 million project, funded by the city's Sanitary Sewer Enterprise Fund, is one of the largest of its kind for a municipal government. Business owners and executives weigh in with ideas for creating a diverse workplace THE RIGHT MIX By Vegas Inc Staff D iversity. ¶ It's something most employers strive for but often find difficult to achieve. It's a buzzword that gets tossed around workplaces but remains difficult to define. Most employers say they favor it, but fewer prioritize it. ¶ Diversity goes beyond hiring work- ers of different colors, ages, sexualities and abilities. To be truly diverse, a workplace needs to SEE DIVERSITY, PAGE 15 TENANTS REPRESENTED: CHRIS MORRIS The solar project, expected to generate about 20 percent of the power needed at the adjacent Water Pollution Control Facility, is the latest of several projects local governments are working on to reduce energy costs. Clark County, North Las Vegas, Henderson, the Southern Nevada Water Authority and Nellis Air Force Base have SEE SOLAR, PAGE 17 INSIDE TODAY TOO CHEAP? | P. 7 Nevada is considering some of the nation's lowest online gaming licensing fees NAME CHANGE | P. 18 Columnist Richard N. Velotta examines whether McCarran needs a new name THE LIST | P. 21 For-fee property management companies www.teglv.com WE CAN FIND YOUR NEXT SITE.

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