Annual premier economic conference hits northern Nevada

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Updated: 2/07/2013 12:38 pm

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- The biggest economic forum in northern Nevada was held in the Biggest Little City Thursday.

"We want to bring everybody together employees, business owners, community leaders, we need to talk about where we are and where we're going we can't have 10 different people going off in ten different directions we all want to be rowing the boat in the same direction, " The Chamber Director of Government Relations Tray Abney says.

Directions 2013 Conference put on by the Chamber gets businesses and community leaders together to discuss the future of northern Nevada while also providing insight into public policy that affects businesses and way of life in the region.

"We need an educated work force in order to enhance or economic development so that's what this day is all about and then of course cooperation among governments to provide a better service and better quality of life for people here in this region," Abney says.

Political analyst Jon Ralston from Ralston Reports every week night on KRNV at 6:30 shed some light on what's going on down at the legislature.

Gov. Brian Sandoval addressed the importance of focusing economic development.

"By the same token a lot of other states are raising taxes and that's why a lot of companies are seeking to relocate particularly in California, it's very competitive amongst the state," Gov. Sandoval says. "So Nevada needs to be in the forefront and I intend to keep us there."

Gov. Sandoval also addressed the need to importance of investing in education, mining, and agriculture as key focuses moving forward in improving economic development.

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