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Job Opening for WNDD Program Manager

By Jeremy Thacker

The search is on for a leader to help a major economic development project in the state. The Western Nevada Development District (WNDD) is looking for a new Program Manager/Developer. WNDD is a nonprofit voluntary association of local governments serving:  Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Humboldt, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey and Washoe counties and their cities in northern and western Nevada. Among the Program Manager’s major duties will be working with public and private sectors to develop projects requiring sources of funding for implementation, researching and writing applications for funding for District and member agencies,...

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WNDD/SET region Network Map now available

By Jeremy Thacker

From: Michael Guss, Western Nevada Development District Program Manager The Network Map report for the WNDD/SET region is now available! The report was written by Juliet Fox and David Beurle. This mapping exercise showed us where regional collaboration exists and where it could be improved upon. We hope that the SET Regional Team in the WNDD region will find this a useful tool to aid with the implementation of the SET Regional Blueprint. The survey was sent to 185 people and 118 responses were received. This is a 67% response rate. The survey was originally done for an eight county region that did not include Washoe County. Since the survey...

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SET on Local Nevada Needs

By Jeremy Thacker

May is meant for momentum! It’s a fact that’s being proven in western Nevada now as teams go to work with sites SET on specific local technology needs. Members of the state’s Stronger Economies Together (SET) team met this month in Minden, NV to hone in on demographics and economic data for the eight-county region. Nearly 60 participants attended the workshop, which is part of a 10-month training and strategic planning process for the Western Nevada Development District. Information on regional demographics will help the SET team and Connect Nevada Connected communities better plan for technology expansion and future economic growth. To...

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Nevada Economy SET for New Success

By Jeremy Thacker

Connect Nevada is excited to support a new partnership that is aimed at getting rural areas SET for new economic success! SET – Stronger Economies Together – recently launched its regional team in Fallon. Its goal is to develop a plan for an eight county area of the Western Nevada Development District. The SET team is charged with creating an economic plan for the region, complete a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that will enhance each community’s ability to apply for funds, and develop understanding and skill in economic development processes through hands-on training. SET is a national training curriculum to assist...

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