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Nevada economic staff to meet with Gardnerville businesses

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The state’s economic development staff will meet with business and community leaders in Gardnerville on Thursday during a week-long tour of rural Nevada, officials said.

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development staff will hold informational workshops to help small business owners expand their companies into the overseas markets and provide them with information they need to compete for government contracts.

The Gardnerville stop will be the second of the last that brought the governor’s economic staff to Ely, Elko and Winnemucca. The tour wraps up in Tonopah on Friday.

“Rural Nevada is important to our state, not just by keeping our heritage alive, but by providing essential industries into our economy such as mining, agriculture and advanced manufacturing,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said in a statement. “I know how helpful these state programs can be to businesses and to communities. I wanted to make sure everyone in the state has an opportunity to take advantage of GOED’s programs.”

In addition, economic officials will host informational sessions at each stop on the tour to provide businesses owners and community leaders with information on the State Trade Expansion Program grant.

The grant provides federal funding to small businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide them with the tools and information they need to succeed in export-related expansion.

Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center staff will also be available to business owners on the tour.

“Each of Nevada’s cities, counties and towns have unique needs and it is important that we listen to the community leaders to learn how we can help with their economic growth,” Interim Executive Director Kris Sanchez said. “Rural communities and small towns are an essential part of the economic prosperity for our state.”