Position created for Rankin signifies company growth, mirrors economic outlook

HENDERSON, Nev. – G.C. Garcia, Inc., a Nevada-based land planning and development services firm, has hired Doug Rankin as planning manager.

As the planning manager, a position created for him, Rankin will perform client development services, including managing projects from inception to completion, across jurisdictions.

In an analysis released in May by Economic Forum, Rankin’s new hire is one of 52,000 jobs in 2016, of which 8,700 jobs are in construction. Job growth is expected to return to pre-recession, 2007 highs of nearly 1.4 million by mid-year, according to the same analysis.

With gains in construction, as well as a more diversified economy, G.C. Garcia, Inc. is experiencing growth and is ready for more.

“We created this position for Doug because we needed him and his expertise to take the next step,” said George Garcia, founder and president of the firm. “He will be in the trenches where most business gets done.”

A Southern Nevada native, Rankin has nearly 20 years of local government planning experience, including eight years as the planning manager for the city of Las Vegas. Prior to joining the planning department in 2005, he served for seven years as a liaison in the Las Vegas City Council office where he specialized in zoning, community outreach, code enforcement and municipal budgeting. He also was appointed to the Las Vegas Planning Commission and served one year before joining the city of Las Vegas council office.

Rankin is a member of the American Association of Planners and earned his certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners in 2006. He also maintains membership in the Nevada Chapter of the American Planners Association and its city planning workgroup, planning managers workgroup, and the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.

Rankin earned his bachelor’s degree in biology, with a minor in criminal justice, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Established by longtime Nevadan George Garcia in 1995, G.C. Garcia, Inc. is a Nevada-based land planning and development services firm which helps clients with every aspect of acquiring and developing a new location or redeveloping and retrofitting an existing location. The firm also provides expert witness testimony in planning, land-use and eminent domain matters. Clients include Dotty’s, the Nevada Department of Transportation, NV Energy, MGM Grand, Laurich Properties, Trammell Crow Company, Queensridge Residents, Walker Furniture and others.

Those interested can contact G.C. Garcia at 702-435-9909 or visit gcgarciainc.com.