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Latest Rural Nevada Feature
Slow & Steady: Economic Development in Rural Nevada
By Doresa Banning
Originally published: https://www.nevadabusiness.com/2017/04/economic-development-in-rural-nevada/
From McDermitt and Montello in the north to Laughlin in the south, Nevada’s rural cities struggle to foster economic development but desperately need it. Each locale differs, in terms of primary economic sectors, natural assets and location for instance. However, common themes have been for some, and continue to be for others, dilapidated downtowns, struggling businesses and depressed tourism activity. A universal challenge is remoteness, being some distance from an urban center. In addition, many communities lack the money to pursue projects beyond what’s necessary.
Some cities, such as Elko and Wells, are further down the economic development road than others. Some aren’t certain how best to proceed. That’s where Nevada’s Rural Community and Economic Development division comes in. Directed by Peter Wallish, it partners with the state’s eight Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)-funded regional development authorities to help rural cities with job creation, business retention, community development, infrastructure creation and improvement, quality of life and more. [Read the full story.]
Recent Rural Nevada Features
Rural Nevada: All Boom No Bust: The price of gold has been hovering around $1,300 an ounce lately, down more than 25 percent from its peak of over $1,800 in 2011. In times past, that would have been a sure signal for the bottom to fall out of the economy in many of Nevada’s rural counties. [Read More]
Legal Opinions 2016: A Resource for Doing Business in Nevada: Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) supports and enhances efforts to develop business within the Sierra Region, which includes Carson City, Churchill County, Douglas County, Lyon County and Storey County. [Read More]
Rural Nevada Resources
Rural Nevada Development Corporation (RNDC): A 501(c) 3 non-profit development corporation formed in January 1992 to serve the fifteen (15) rural counties, rural Clark and Washoe counties, and the twenty-seven (27) Native American tribes of Nevada.
Nevada Small Business Development Center: A statewide resource for business assistance, providing a unique array of services, expertise and training in all areas including starting, growth, and development of a business.