'Nevada 2.0' to highlight diversification strategies for '11

1/6/2011 | By: Staff Report  |

Business, political and educational leaders from across Nevada – including representatives of all eight of the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions – will meet Friday, Jan. 7 to explore options to revive and diversify Nevada's economy.

“Nevada 2.0: New Economies for a Sustainable Future” is a statewide, day-long conference hosted by Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, Nevada State Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford and Assembly Speaker John Oceguera on the campus of UNLV. The program will explore successful economic development models from nearby states, and higher education played a core role in each of these models. The keynote presentation at noon will be delivered by Stan Jones, founder and president of the Complete College America initiative.

Additional speakers and moderators include:

  • Tom Clark, executive vice president, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation & Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Todd Hardy, associate vice president, economic affairs, Arizona State University
  • Steven Hill, vice president and general manager, CalPortland
  • Somer Hollingsworth, president and CEO, Nevada Development Authority
  • Dr. Robert Lang, UNLV director, Brookings Mountain West
  • Ted McAleer, executive director, USTAR (Utah Science, Technology and Research initiative)
  • Jack Mills, director, National Network of Sector Partners, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
  • Terry Murphy, president, Strategic Solutions
  • Mike Rosa, vice president, Regional Development, Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Philip G. Satre, chairman of the board of International Gaming Technology; chairman of board of directors of NV Energy

The conference will be available via web stream. The full conference program is available at that link as well.


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