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Contact: Jennifer Cooper, firstname.lastname@example.org (702) 486-2709
Communications Director, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development
NEVADA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE SUMMIT IN LAS VEGAS
LAS VEGAS (Nov. 19, 2014) – The International Division of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Las Vegas Korean Chamber of Commerce, federal partners, and organizations throughout Nevada hosted the Second Annual International Trade Summit from Nov. 17-18 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, 3700 W. Flamingo Rd. in Las Vegas. The event presented networking opportunities with key government officials and business executives from seven countries, and introduced attendees to experts in the fields of trade and foreign investment.
“Nevada is one of the more attractive trade and investment destinations in the world due to its natural resources, climate and open space,” said Antwan Griffin, Deputy Secretary for Operations at Commerce. “Under the National Export Initiative, the Department of Commerce is focused on partnering with states like Nevada and cities to make exports a key part of their plans to grow businesses and create jobs.”
GOED is currently working with governments and industry leaders in China, South Korea, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Ireland, England, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland and Israel in an effort to create global partnerships that benefit Nevada businesses and the Nevada economy.
“The summit was a complete success,” said Kris Sanchez, GOED Director of International Trade. “We were so happy to be able to partner with great organizations such as the Las Vegas Korean Chamber of Commerce in a joint effort to further the international trade effort in Nevada.”
About the Governor’s Office of Economic Development:
Created during the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is the result of a collaborative effort between the Nevada Legislature and Governor Brian Sandoval to restructure economic development in the state. GOED’s role is to promote a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, to stimulate business expansion and retention, encourage entrepreneurial enterprise, attract new businesses and facilitate community development. More information on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development can be viewed at www.diversifynevada.com .