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Development Authority receives RDA designation



CARSON CITY  Northern Nevada Development Authority is pleased to announce the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development has designated NNDA as one of the state’s 10 Regional Development Authorities.

NNDA, established in 1981, remains one of the state’s multi-county development authorities serving all of Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Churchill Counties.  With its mission to facilitate the recruitment of new business and industry to the Sierra Region and the retention and expansion of existing businesses in these counties, NNDA looks forward to continuing its work to strengthen the economy.

Rob Hooper, NNDA executive director since 2009, states, “As the state’s only regional development authority for many years, NNDA knows the challenges which face this region.  The diversity of the counties must be utilized as an asset to recruiting a wide range of industry to the state.  From agriculture to biotech to high-tech, NNDA is working to improve each county using the opportunities to play upon the strength and culture of that area.”

With only three full-time and one part-time staff, Hooper said more than 135 inquiries over the last 14 months has led to 18 company relocations and three expansions in the Sierra region adding more than 572 new jobs and providing an estimated $117 million in economic impact.

The NNDA’s formation of 13 committees has played an important role in helping new businesses coming to the region.  With the expertise of its investor members, these committees play a vital role in shaping the northern Nevada economy.

To learn more about the opportunities of becoming an investor with NNDA and supporting the overall regional economic strategy, contact Tom Bourne, NNDA’s investor relations manager at (775) 883-4413 or [email protected]. For general information about NNDA, visit www.nnda.org.

NNDA’s vision is to secure an abundant and sustainable economy for Nevada where all residents have the opportunity to grow in prosperity and realize their financial goals.

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