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Economist, county manager headline conference

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What: Critical Issues Conference

When: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday

Where: Carson Valley Inn, Minden

Cost: $45 per person — Includes all sessions, materials and meals. To Register online go to click Conference Tickets or phone: 775-790-1544 Exhibits will be open during breaks and meals during the program.

The 19th annual Critical Issues Conference on Thursday will bring together business, private and government sectors to discuss Carson Valley’s shared future and the movement of the past.

Sponsored by the Business Council of Douglas County, the annual conference provides an opportunity for attendees to network with Carson Valley’s best minds, director Renea Louie said.

“For more than a year the business, private and government sectors have worked together to define a shared future for the Valley that enhances the quality of the downtowns,” she said. “identifies economic development strategies that complement existing business clusters, and preserves the natural resources that are fundamental to the past and future character of the Valley. Conference participants will be the first to see the official unveiling of the future of Carson Valley.”

Nevada Newsmakers’ Sam Shad will emcee — guiding participants through the day with his extensive knowledge of Nevada politics and our economy. Douglas County Manager Steve Mokrohisky will deliver the State of the County Fall 2013 report and include a focused report on business community updates, economic development progress, the county’s financial health, and much more.

Returning for his fourth year is Jim Rounds, senior vice president and senior economist with Elliott D. Pollack and Company. Rounds specializes in preparing economic analyses for both public and private sector organizations, including economic overviews related to the national and state economies. He has extensive expertise in matters of economics, finance, rural and urban economic development, public policy, taxation, real estate analysis, and litigation.

“The conference is the only local annual event that provides an environment for attendees to learn, share and network with some of the best minds in business in Douglas County and Northern Nevada,” Louie said. “Attendees will learn about what works and what doesn’t. No other local event provides the opportunity to make such important connections in the Nevada business arena and political leaders. Participants will share their experiences and best practices on a variety of subjects moving into 2014.”