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COMBINING STRONGER ECONOMIES TOGETHER 
(SET) and COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (CEDS) PROGRAMS TO 
DEVELOP ...
HISTORY THAT HELPED
How To Get Regional Efforts Out of Area 
that Did Not Like Regionalism
DISCUSSION TODAY
SIERRA PACIFIC MEGAPOLITAN 
AREA
Western Nevada Development District 
SET Program Overview
WNDD Region 
Carson City 
Churchill 
Douglas 
Humbolt 
Lyon 
Mineral 
Pershing 
Storey 
Washoe
SET Program Highlights 
• February – October, 2012 (9 months) 
• Monthly workshops – rotation 
• Average 25-70 each worksh...
WNDD Vision Statement 
Western Nevada is an innovative, regional 
economy, rooted in sustainable development 
and enriched...
Regional Goals 
Capacity Building Goals 
• Access to Capital 
• Communication and 
Networking 
• Infrastructure 
Improveme...
SET Video – 13 minutes 
I am having our tech people 
save it to CD. Also we might 
want to send with presentation 
and see...
WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 
SET & CEDS 
Nine Counties and six incorporated municipalities, plus nine CDP 
Estimat...
WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 
SET & CEDS 
Four Capacity Development goals were developed 
Five Economic Sector Goal...
WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 
SET & CEDS 
Capacity Building Goals 
Access to Capital –Work group formed but did not...
WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 
SET & CEDS 
Capacity Building Goals (cont) 
Infrastructure Improvement – Infrastructu...
WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 
SET & CEDS 
Capacity Building Goals (cont) 
Workforce Development – The three economi...
WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 
SET & CEDS 
Economic Sector Goals 
Agribusiness – Awarded $5,000 grant to implement a...
WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 
SET & CEDS 
Economic Sector Goals (cont) 
Energy – Original focus was upon large alte...
WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 
SET & CEDS 
Economic Sector Goals (cont) 
Tourism – Group has been meeting and discus...
WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 
SET & CEDS 
RESULTS 
Four of eight workgroups are active 
Four of eight, two of which...
WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 
SET & CEDS 
Did SET provide a basis for greater regional collaboration? 
YES 
Commuti...
WESTER NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 
SET & CEDS 
WNDD Board of Directors, at the request of Washoe, Reno and Sparks, voted ...
WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 
SET & CEDS 
Stay tuned 
Film at eleven 
Check with us in five years
Combining Stronger Economies Together (SET) and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Programs to Develop a R...
Combining Stronger Economies Together (SET) and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Programs to Develop a R...
Combining Stronger Economies Together (SET) and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Programs to Develop a R...
Combining Stronger Economies Together (SET) and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Programs to Develop a R...
Combining Stronger Economies Together (SET) and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Programs to Develop a R...
Combining Stronger Economies Together (SET) and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Programs to Develop a R...
Combining Stronger Economies Together (SET) and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Programs to Develop a R...
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Combining Stronger Economies Together (SET) and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Programs to Develop a Regional Economic Development Strategy - Tom Harris, Buddy Borden, Ronald Radil

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The Great Recession greatly impacted the economy of the state of Nevada. The state’s governor redesigned the state’s economic development office and insisted that regional development efforts be formulated. This panel will discuss and show how elements of the USDA-Rural Development’s Stronger Economies Together and EDA’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy programs were employed to develop a cohesive regional economic development strategy and provide necessary data and collaboration to complete a CEDS for the Western Nevada Development District.

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Combining Stronger Economies Together (SET) and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Programs to Develop a Regional Economic Development Strategy - Tom Harris, Buddy Borden, Ronald Radil

  1. 1. COMBINING STRONGER ECONOMIES TOGETHER (SET) and COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (CEDS) PROGRAMS TO DEVELOP A REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
  2. 2. HISTORY THAT HELPED
  3. 3. How To Get Regional Efforts Out of Area that Did Not Like Regionalism
  4. 4. DISCUSSION TODAY
  5. 5. SIERRA PACIFIC MEGAPOLITAN AREA
  6. 6. Western Nevada Development District SET Program Overview
  7. 7. WNDD Region Carson City Churchill Douglas Humbolt Lyon Mineral Pershing Storey Washoe
  8. 8. SET Program Highlights • February – October, 2012 (9 months) • Monthly workshops – rotation • Average 25-70 each workshop • Rural/Urban interface • Received $50,000 grant form Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  9. 9. WNDD Vision Statement Western Nevada is an innovative, regional economy, rooted in sustainable development and enriched by the area’s abundant natural resources and the collaboration of its independent unique communities. Region-wide, these prosperous communities demonstrate a forward-moving commitment to quality of life and to opportunity for all residents.
  10. 10. Regional Goals Capacity Building Goals • Access to Capital • Communication and Networking • Infrastructure Improvement • Workforce Development Economic Sector Goals • Agribusiness • Energy • Manufacturing • Tourism • Transportation and Logistics
  11. 11. SET Video – 13 minutes I am having our tech people save it to CD. Also we might want to send with presentation and see if they can load it?
  12. 12. WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT SET & CEDS Nine Counties and six incorporated municipalities, plus nine CDP Estimated 467215 residing in incorporated municipalities and CDP 72.6% living in urban environment WNDD always up front in seeing the value of the SET process to develop the WNDD CEDS First Meeting in Fallon, 16 February 2012, last meeting in Fallon, 28 November 2012 11 SET Meetings were conducted over a 10 month period at least once in each of the WNDD counties Nine work groups were formed to work on implementation of the SET strategies
  13. 13. WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT SET & CEDS Four Capacity Development goals were developed Five Economic Sector Goals were developed
  14. 14. WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT SET & CEDS Capacity Building Goals Access to Capital –Work group formed but did not coalesce WNDD is forming a revolving loan fund program to provide alternative business financing from USDA RBEG and Small Cities CDBG One loan (locksmith) approved and five pending applications Communication and Networking – USDA RBEG to create a small business, locally owned and operated web site Listing of business and services www.buylocalruralnv.com Listing - Food/Farming LOCAL-Organic Custom Gardens Farm, Silver Springs, website Lattin Farms LLC, Fallon, website (a leader in produce production in the region) Rambling River Ranches, Inc, Fallon Workman Farms, Fallon, website
  15. 15. WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT SET & CEDS Capacity Building Goals (cont) Infrastructure Improvement – Infrastructure Improvement has been combined with Transportation and Logistics into a single work group Tesla (Storey), Nevada Copper (Lyon) and on-going development at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (Storey), will make for a very active work group Preliminary discussion at 8 October 2014 Board Meeting, discuss impacts of these three major economic development projects upon the region’s infrastructure Local governments are responsible for installation (with other resources), operation, maintenance and operation of additional infrastructure Infrastructure needs will be at the forefront for regional discussion and implementation WNDD working to develop a region wide conference (January 2015) to begin addressing infrastructure issues on a regional basis Broadband issues are a part of this work group discussion
  16. 16. WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT SET & CEDS Capacity Building Goals (cont) Workforce Development – The three economic development projects are creating work force needs Western Nevada College – seven WNDD counties Truckee Meadows Community College –Washoe Great Basin College – Humboldt All three community colleges and Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) and private sector are components and partners for workforce training UNR College of Engineering – developing a minor in Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS), we are seeing more use of robotics in some of the larger distribution centers in the region
  17. 17. WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT SET & CEDS Economic Sector Goals Agribusiness – Awarded $5,000 grant to implement a regulatory food map project. Provide a data base regarding regulations, permits, fees for small producers to sell product at local farmers markets Producers will access data base of regulations to sell locally grown, produced food throughout the region Work group evaluating legislation to aid the development of the wine, micro-brew and distilling industry in the region and the state Evaluating vita-culture industry for the region and state
  18. 18. WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT SET & CEDS Economic Sector Goals (cont) Energy – Original focus was upon large alternative energy projects, solar and geo-thermal, to produce energy and sell out of state Group focus has changed since inception Focus is now upon generating energy on-site for use on-site Implementing a video competition for area high schools for videos to be posted on YouTube Videos to be in the areas of: commercial, institutional, residential Group will next address energy regulations and their impact upon on-site generation Manufacturing –Work group has not yet functioning The three economic development projects cited earlier provide the need for this group
  19. 19. WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT SET & CEDS Economic Sector Goals (cont) Tourism – Group has been meeting and discussing regional tourism issues Bike trails, ATV trails and events under discussion Transportation and Logistics –Work group has been combined with Infrastructure Region has a large number of distribution centers Wal-Mart, 1,000,000 SF Pet-Smart, 900,000 SF Nevada does not have an inventory tax thus providing an incentive for distribution centers
  20. 20. WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT SET & CEDS RESULTS Four of eight workgroups are active Four of eight, two of which are inactive, have seen projects resulting from their efforts or others have worked to implement the strategies Nine identified goals coming from SET may be to many and may dilute efforts at implementation It is evident from the last year that work groups who have champions are the active work groups working to implement projects SET goals and the WNDD CEDS are going to be impacted by the three major economic development projects occurring in the region SET work groups will be re-convened 6 November 2014 to: Report current work group activities Proposed activities for the next year How the SET work groups can coordinate with others in the region to prepare for the impacts of the three major economic development projects
  21. 21. WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT SET & CEDS Did SET provide a basis for greater regional collaboration? YES Commuting Linkages in WNDD With Washoe County – the one data set where participants could see the economic linkages, where people live and where they work, commuting patterns The WNDD region, at the start of the SET project, February 2012, consisted of eight counties We requested the UNR University Center to prepare data sets for the SET project As we started we requested the University Center to prepare data sets for the eight counties and adding Washoe County data for all data sets
  22. 22. WESTER NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT SET & CEDS WNDD Board of Directors, at the request of Washoe, Reno and Sparks, voted to include Washoe County as part of the WNDD region The inclusion provided a basis for WNDD and the UNR College of Engineering, as co-applicants to submit an Investing In Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) application in April 2014 Although not awarded the partners from across the region want to re-submit in the next round Tesla, Nevada Copper and on-going business development at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRI) provide the need for greater regional collaboration in the future
  23. 23. WESTERN NEVADA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT SET & CEDS Stay tuned Film at eleven Check with us in five years

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