CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval and legislative leaders today announced their appointments to the new Economic Development Board, which will focus on job creation and economic diversification.
Assembly Speaker John Oceguera, D-Las Vegas, has appointed Heather Murren of the Nevada Cancer Institute. Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, D-Las Vegas, appointed Benjamin Yerushalmi with the Jewelers of Nevada and Senate Minority Leader Mike McGinness, R-Fallon, has appointed Sam Routson with Winnemucca Farms.
The new board was established by Assembly Bill 449, passed during the 2011 Legislative session with bipartisan support.
“The new Economic Development Board brings together individuals from across Nevada representing some of the economic sectors we will be targeting to help diversify our economy and help get Nevada working again,” Sandoval said.
“We worked hard to create an entirely new and results-oriented economic development model through this legislation, and today we have taken another step that will deliver the results we need,” Oceguera said.
“These individuals represent some of the best and brightest minds in our state, from small businesses and large, and we are fortunate to have their expertise made available at this critical time,” Horsford said.
“Nevada has a rare opportunity with this legislation and the joint efforts of the Governor and the Legislature to make real changes in the way we help small businesses in our state grow and bring new employers here,” McGinness said.