Getting more drone industry companies to Nevada

Reported by: Jaime Hayden
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Updated: 5/14/2014 4:34 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -The future testing of unmanned aerial vehicles also known as drones will be a big economic boom for our silver state. So Nevada state officials are wanting to get as many companies as they can out here. This week the Nevada governor's office of economic development is hoping to do that at a conference in Florida.

"We hope to just continue Nevada’s lead in terms of being the place where we want people to come for the industry to grow,” said Nevada governor's office of economic development defense & aerospace representative Tom Wilczek.

The 2014 AUVSI Unmanned Systems event is happening in Orlando, Florida this week. It’s a chance for people to learn about important issues, advancements, and opportunities in the unmanned systems and robotics industry. Nevada representatives are attending for the third year.

"Nevada is basically establishing and continuing to grow our presence in unmanned systems here at the show,” said Wilczek. “We've got a great amount of booth traffic and a huge amount of interest with companies that are coming in and wanting to fly and wanting to relocate and take advantage of everything we've got to offer in the state."

And Wilczek says our state is just getting started.

“So 5 years from now I think Nevada is going to be really robust in the data capturing management that comes from all these different types of systems," said Wilczek.

More than 8000 attendees from more than 55 countries are at the event this week. The last day is tomorrow. And Nevada is among six locations to serve as test sites for drones.

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