Hang on. Just hang on.
That's essentially what a popular economist returning to Carson Valley for the third time had to say last week at a gathering of business owners, economic development officials and politicos.
"The light at the end of the tunnel is visible," Jim Rounds, vice president and senior economist with Elliott D. Pollack and Company, said Thursday at the 18th annual Critical Issues Conference, which is organized by the Business Council of Douglas County. "Keep your chins up."
Rounds predicted that Nevada will not reach a full recovery in terms of employment until 2017, which means that …