Growing & Retaining Manufacturing Jobs In Nevada

Special to the Carson Valley Times · 3 min read

With the Nevada manufacturing sector experiencing exceptional growth, it is also being hard hit with unprecedented workforce shortages and growth challenges. In an effort to address these issues and provide area businesses with insight into the future of manufacturing, the Nevada Economic Development Conference (NVEDC) will offer extensive sessions and speakers exploring manufacturing, workforce development, and more at its upcoming event.

The conference will be held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on September 11 thru 13, 2017. Programming is designed to be applicable and beneficial to all regions of the state.

Manufacturing sessions include:

Tools of the Trade-Growing and Retaining Manufacturing in Your Community
• Tools for retaining and growing manufacturing
• Utilizing federal, state and local programming to aid growth

Makerspaces to Makers
• Helping entrepreneurs develop ideas/prototypes
• Nevada based makerspaces
• Impact of makers on economic development

Winning Big in Manufacturing Business Attraction
• Nevada the leader in economic development
• Innovative business attraction
• Insiders look at new Nevada businesses

Nevada’s Industrial Development Update & Analysis
• Explore land and industrial development in the Silver State
• Impact of large industrial sites
• The future of industrial site absorption and availability

NVEDC will also offer tours of the Henderson Booze District. The tour will feature: Grape Expectations, Las Vegas Distillery, and Crafthaus Brewery. Discussion includes how these companies navigated the operating environment through legislation, distribution regulations, zoning, financing and sourcing agricultural commodities from Nevada’s rural communities.

The third annual NVEDC conference will feature exclusive tours and track sessions that include the state’s leading experts in the fields of agribusiness, economic development, energy, infrastructure/transportation, manufacturing, tourism/gaming and workforce development. Programming is designed to address issues facing the businesses and communities throughout the state and facilitate in sharing new ideas, innovation and technological advances.

NVEDC is the only business development and networking conference of its kind, offering a forum for a broad section of professionals to explore and share ideas, programs, services and products that will help “build a stronger Nevada in a global economy.”

NVEDC Conference Chair, Barbra Coffee – City of Henderson, Director, Economic Development, said, “The Nevada Economic Development Conference has worked hard to tailor programing to address the many pertinent issues facing businesses and communities throughout the State of Nevada and facilitate in sharing new concepts. The quality of the presentations and information that is shared is invaluable to Nevada businesses and the future of our economy.”

About the Nevada Economic Development Conference-NVEDC

Presented by UNLV’s Lee Business School, the UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research; the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) College of Business and the Western Nevada Economic Development District (WNDD). This will be the first year NVEDC is hosted in Las Vegas. The opening sessions, off-site tours, breakout sessions, and keynote speakers create a multi-track conference focused on the state and its strength in a global landscape, aiming to build capacity, increase efficiency and promote innovation to proactively respond to Nevada’s rapidly changing economic environment.

To learn more about the Nevada Economic Development Conference and to view the schedule of events, visit:


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