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July 26, 2012
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State bets $600,000 on Reno Air Races

The Nevada Commission on Tourism approved spending $600,000 to sponsor the National Championship Air Races.

The event, which is the only of its kind in the world, brings in more than 200,000 visitors to the area each September and has more than $50 million in economic impact on the region. Over the last several months, the Reno Air Racing Association has worked diligently to pursue additional and increased sponsorships, donations and funding to cover an increased insurance premium of $2 million in order to insure the 49th annual event this September. RARA and NCOT will negotiate the details of the …

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