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GOED helping form statewide rural entrepreneurship initiative

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has set a Rural Entrepreneurship Workshop for Nov. 7 in Elko.

The workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the Great Basin College campus with remote connections to a number of smaller Nevada communities.

A spokesman said the initiative will bring together other governmental entities, higher education, business leaders and start-up resources to create a resource hub to support innovation and entrepreneurship in rural Nevada.

“By creating an entrepreneurship ecosystem in rural Nevada, we will foster new business ideas that can turn into successful enterprises,” said Gov. Steve Sisolak. “There are unique challenges and opportunities that exist for start-ups in our state’s small towns.”

“As more small towns take steps to grow innovative economies, it’s important that we share the resources that are available in Nevada,” said Patricia Herzog, GOED director for Rural and Community Development.