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Experts to Discuss Importance of Sustainability in Economic & Business Development at “Business Advantages to Sustainability” Luncheon, September 12, 2012

By ThisIsReno

Experts discuss importance of link between sustainability and economic development 

What:    The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada is hosting a luncheon “Business Advantages to Sustainability” featuring expert panelists to discuss the importance of sustainability in economic and business development, as well as to give tips on increasing sustainability.     

 

When:   Wednesday, September 12, 2012 11:00 a.m. registration to 1:30 p.m. (Program begins at noon)

Where:  Peppermill Resort Spa Casino – Tuscany Ballroom

Who:  

Expert Panel:

  • Trenton Harris, President, VIA Seating
  • KC Mares, President & CEO, MegaWatt Consulting and CTO of Unique Infrastructure Group
  • Stephen Witek, Founder, Sustainable Environment Engineered Design Incorporated (SEED Inc.)
  • Moderator: Jason Geddes, Environmental Services Administrator, City of Reno
  • Local Sustainable Vendor Presentations 

Why: 

Sustainability and the “three legs” of economic development for job creation: Recruitment/Attraction, Retention/Expansion and Start-Up go hand-in-hand. Companies looking to move to the area want to know that the community shares its commitment to sustainability, local companies can save money on energy/water and improve branding in order to grow and create more jobs and opportunities for start-ups in the sustainable realm are endless.

 

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