New Nevada Task Force Launched By Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and the Nevada Commission on Economic Development

Business leaders asked to identify steps to strengthen and diversify state’s economy

CARSON CITY, Nev.  (Profitable.com)  In conjunction with his role as the Chairman of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development, Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki today announced he has launched the New Nevada Task Force, a coalition of Nevada business leaders tasked with identifying steps to strengthen and diversify Nevada’s economy.

The task force will be comprised of an accomplished group of about two-dozen individuals dedicated to charting the best course forward for Nevada’s strategic economic development efforts.  This collaborative effort is the result of numerous conversations among many interested parties over many months as how to best guide Nevada’s economic and business development efforts during this extremely difficult fiscal environment and beyond.  A complete list of members is attached to this news release.

“Today, Nevada finds itself battered by some of the greatest economic challenges it has ever seen,” Krolicki said. “However, we can use this opportunity to work with our state’s business leaders to rethink and retool our business practices, and identify pathways towards sustainable economic diversification and job growth in our state,” he said.

The task force’s recommendations will be aimed at attracting new businesses to the state and creating new job opportunities.  The goal of the New Nevada Task Force will be to conduct all business and make recommendations in a timely manner to ensure that any legislative needs that are identified are done so in time to be considered during the 2011 legislative session.  

The key objectives for the New Nevada Task Force are to provide a competitive analysis, recommend types of businesses Nevada should be focused on recruiting, and provide ways NCED and their partner groups should pursue technology development, business attraction, business expansion and community development. The task force has no formal legal standing or budget authorization and will strictly adhere to Nevada’s open meeting law requirements for transparency purposes. The first meeting of the group is scheduled for Monday, July 12, 2010.

About the Nevada Commission on Economic Development

The Nevada Commission on Economic Development promotes a robust, diversified and prosperous economy based on innovation, human ingenuity and sustainability. This is achieved through programs including national and international Business Development, Community Development Block Grants, Procurement Outreach and the Nevada Film Office. NCED has offices at 808 W. Nye Lane in Carson City and at 555 E. Washington Ave., Suite 5400 in Las Vegas. More information can be accessed at www.diversifynevada.com or by calling 800-336-1600.