Representatives of high-tech industries met with Gov. Brian Sandoval and legislative leaders in a discussion described as “unprecedented.”
The gathering around a conference table piled with fruit and finger food was touted as a show of bipartisanship and cooperative effort to diversify Nevada’s economy.
The executives are all members of TechAmerica, a trade association for technology firms.
Assembly Speaker John Oceguera, D-Las Vegas, said the discussion with executives of TechAmerica focused on “what would it take for them to come to Nevada.”
In answer to that, Paul Miner, government affairs manager for General Electric Co., said “first and foremost what you’re seeing around this table.” He called the bipartisan front “unprecedented.”
But Miner also said, “you need a well-educated work force to get to work.”
Kevin Doyle, with Paris-based Capgemini, agreed, especially when it comes to specific skills required in the technology fields.
His consulting and technology firm recently located in Nevada, he said, and had to import staff because it could not find trained workers.