‘Connecting Nevada for a Stronger Economy’ Shares Nevada's New Economic Realities 4th Nevada Economic Development Conference Set for Reno Aug. 20-22

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The 4th Nevada Economic Development Conference is a hyper-focused look at Nevada's super-charged business and economic development trends, networks and ideas that are defining the new Nevada economy; currently the nation's fastest growing labor market.

‘Connecting Nevada for a Stronger Economy’ provides opportunities for a broad section of professionals to present and share what is happening in a dynamic, changing Nevada economy.

The Fourth Annual Nevada Economic Development Conference takes a hyper-focused look at Nevada's super-charged business and economic development trends, networks and ideas that are defining the new Nevada economy from Aug. 20-22, 2018 at the Atlantis Casino & Resort in Reno, NV.

The conference theme is ‘Connecting Nevada for a Stronger Economy’ and will provide opportunities for a broad section of professionals to present and share what is happening in a dynamic, changing Nevada economy

It is a perfect venue for economic developers, business owners, financial leaders, commercial real estate professionals, transportation managers, elected officials, educators, farm and ranch owners, manufacturers, educators and mining leaders to connect with the nation's third fastest growing job market.

A pre-Conference tour and workshop, Connecting Nevada to the Global Economy, on Aug. 20 will offer an exclusive inside look at the SWITCH facility located at the Reno Tahoe Industrial Center. The Citadel Campus is the single largest co-location data center facility on the planet, encompassing up to 1.3 million square feet and up to 130 MW of power capacity. The accompanying workshop, Best Broadband Solutions and Sources for Sustainable Communities will demonstrate broadband’s ability to drive and support economic development for key industry sectors, anchor institutions, key stakeholders, business and Nevada communities. It is presented by the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology

A separate registration fee of $75 for this portion of the conference ($100 after July 6) which includes lunch, transportation and workshop.

Tracks for the conference, Tuesday, Aug. 21 and Wednesday, Aug. 22, include Agribusiness, Economic Development, Manufacturing, Transportation/Infrastructure and Workforce Development. The $175 ($200 after July 6) cost before July 6 includes opening sessions, lunch with keynote speakers and Exhibit Hall Reception. A one-day conference pass is $125 ($150 after July 6).

The multi-track conference is presented by the Western Nevada Development District and the newly-formed Nevada Economic Development Association. This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CECDs).

Four keynote speakers are scheduled to present at the conference:

Raj Sisodia: Co-founder of Conscious Capitalism International
Conscious Capitalism produces businesses that are good, ethical, noble and heroic. By joining or supporting this ethos you can help create a world in which business is both practiced and perceived as the greatest force for good.

Michael Tchong: Ubertrends: How Trends and Innovation are Transforming Our Future
Driving trends that reinvent markets, Tchong inspires attendees by dissecting opportunities that exploit market shifts, in particular massive “Ubertrend” waves.

Peter Kageyama: For the Love of Cities
Peter Kageyama is the author of "For the Love of Cities: the Love Affair Between People and Their Places." He is a grassroots engagement strategist who speaks all over the world about bottom-up community development and the amazing people who are making change happen.

Mike Nager: Industry 4.0 and the Rebirth of American Manufacturing
Nager has enabled US manufacturers to compete on the world stage by providing them with advanced industrial controls and automation systems that increase productivity and reliability of the finished product. He will address how workforce development needs are changing with the new manufacturing paradigm

For further information, including registration details, log on to http://www.nvedc.com and follow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NVEDC/

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