Nevada Stronger Economies Together Curriculum
Western Nevada SET Presentations
SET Launch – Fallon, Nevada February 16 & 17, 2012
Keys to Successful Economic Development – Futures iQ Presentation
- Illuminate the big picture. Talk global and regional events
- Focus on community collaboration and capacity building. Know community attributes and respond to them; address weaknesses, build where need strength
- Think and act in terms of 7 capitals
- Network strategically
- Involved whole community to create choices for future direction. (Through Scenario planning)
- Empower new ideas, leaders, and thinking
- Facilitate widespread engagement
- Avoid analysis paralysis
- Create change quickly
SET Module 2 – Regional Economic Development 101 PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
SET Session 2 – Carson City, Nevada March 14, 2012
SET Session 2 PowerPoint Presentation Including SET Modules 2 & 3 (PDF)
- Define economic development
- Review major trends & impacts
- Define our region & determine key features for success
- Create an effective regional team
- Build a successful regional collaboration
Established Nevada SET Guiding Principles
- Listen to understand, ask questions
- Be respectful, show respect
- Everyone participates (show up and engage)
- Tell the truth without blame or judgment
- Make no assumptions… test perceptions
- Be inclusive, not exclusive
- Openly deliberate… don't debate
- Be open to outcomes
- Use the Parking Lot
- Enjoy the journey
- Discussion is nonpartisan
- Cell phone to vibrate – if need to answer, step away
- Project voice – repeat back
- Let's accomplish our goal
SET Session 3 – Lovelock, Nevada April 11, 2012
- What's This Thing Called "Vision"?
- Features of a Strong Regional Vision Statement
- Developing a Vision Statement for Your Region
- Building a shared vision: A step-by-step process
- Elements of Good Regional Goals
SET Session 4 – Minden, Nevada May 8 & 9, 2012
- Understand secondary data and its limitations
- Explore relevant demographic variables
- Examine key characteristics of the region's workforce
- Discover three to four themes for the region
SET Module 6 – Exploring Opportunities for a Stronger Regional Economy Presentation (PDF)
- Explore basic concepts of competitive advantage
- Provide an overview of tools and data available to detect regional competitive advantage
- Examine strategies for building stronger regional economies
SET Vision Statement for Western Nevada Selected 5/9/12
Western Nevada is an innovative, regional economy rooted in sustainable development and enriched by the area's abundant natural resources and the collaboration of its independent, unique communities. Region-wide these prosperous communities demonstrate a forward-moving commitment to quality of life and to opportunity for all residents.
SET Session 5 – Virginia City, Nevada June 20, 2012
Governor's Office of Economic Development and Stronger Economies Together (SET) Presented: A FORUM ON EMERGING ECONOMIC SECTORS
The industry specialists from the Governor's Office of Economic Development gathered in one place to discuss their efforts toward capitalizing on Nevada's target opportunities. Attendees were given the opportunity to participate in a forum with the specialists and discuss topics regarding the various sectors and their plans to continue to develop and grow Nevada's economy.
SET Session 6 – Hawthorne, Nevada July 11, 2012
- What are the current socio-economic conditions in WNDD?
- What components of the WNDD demographics and economy are growing or declining?
- What options exist for improving demographics and economic conditions in WNDD, and what options should we pursue first?
- Business Financial
- Transportation & Logistics
- Ag Business (small farms)*
- Accommodations, Entertainment, Recreation
*this sector was identified as both a star and mature.
SET Session 7 – Winnemucca, Nevada August 8, 2012
SET Module 7 – Exploring Regional Assets and Barriers Presentation (PDF)
- Introduce asset-based community development (ABCD)
- Discuss the four parts of the ABCD process
- Volunteer Associations
- Local Formal Institutions
- Physical Resources
- Show the link between the ABCD process and the seven community capitals framework
- Natural: Quality & quantity of natural & environmental resources
- Cultural: Values, norms, beliefs & traditions; includes historic material goods
- Human: Education & skills of residents; learning opportunities, programs to build local leadership
- Social: Connections among people & organizations; links inside & outside of region
- Political: Ability to influence & enforce rules and regulations. Access to influential people in government positions; level of citizen engagement
- Financial: Financial resources available for development efforts
- Built: The infrastructure of the region – facilities, services, physical structures
- Introduce a tool to identify regional assets, capitals, & barriers that can impact the success of the regional economic development plan
- Develop Goals for the eight (8) Economic Sectors identified in Hawthorne
SET Session 8 – Fernley, Nevada September 12, 2012
The purpose for the Day was to determine the top goals and objectives and means of measuring progress. The agenda included:
- Overview of Regional Goals
- Priority Goals for this Session
- Identifying the ABCs of Success
- Quantifying goals and objectives
- Measuring for Success
The team prioritized its goals and selected five economic sector goals and three non-sector goals as follow:
Agricultural Business Goal:
Increase the production, processing, local consumption and export of food products, such as fish, milk and dairy products, from farming and value-added activities within the region.
Increase knowledge of advantages the District offers as a logistics and transportation hub to the Pacific Rim.
Manufacturing Sector Goal:
To increase manufacturing capacity and output across WNDD:
- To increase production of current products through developing new markets
- To diversify products of current manufacturers through new markets
- To attract new manufacturers to this welcoming region
- To grow manufacturing entrepreneurs
Energy Sector Goal:
Expand the production and use of alternative/clean energy within the region and increase the export of such energy outside the immediate region and across the state lines.
Increase the level of access to financial capital that is available for the development and expansion of business throughout the region.
Workforce Development Goal:
Increase knowledge and understanding on existing worker skills, knowledge and experience, and present and future business workforce needs across the WNDD region. And develop a workforce that is well educated and with the appropriate skills to meet the demands of businesses today and in the future, per the sectors identified as important to the region.
Infrastructure Investment Goal:
Increase investment in infrastructure, transit, and broadband to make the region more business-ready and to attract, retain, and expand business and reduce unemployment.
Improve communication between government, business, and the general community on what is needed to promote and preserve sustainable growth and how to accomplish and implement such growth.
SET Session 9 — Redfield Campus Reno October 1 & 2, 2012
This two-day session focused on additional examination of data and how it should influence decisions on goals and strategies for SET participants. The group delved into NAICS Codes and economic sector analysis. Potential refinement of goals and new strategies were developed to forward to Regional Team members who are working on prioritized goals.
SET Session 10 — UNR Campus Reno October 10, 2012
The Regional Team divided into working groups to develop and refine strategies for the goals that had been prioritized in Fernley last month. The information provided from Session 9 was used as well. The groups also determined ways to measure the progress of their strategies. Regional Team members decided to add the Arts, Recreation, and Entertainment Sector as a priority and focused on Tourism as an economic driver.
A discussion of the next steps for SET was held. The following is a timeline for the completion of the SET Economic Blueprint for Western Nevada.
- Select Editing Panel (4-6 Regional Team Members)
- Editing Panel completes Draft Plan by October 31 and sends to Regional Team and Partners for Review and Comment
- Comments received by November 14
- Editing Panel considers comments and produces the Final Plan and Plan Summary
- Meet in Fallon Wednesday, November 28 to Celebrate the release of the SET Economic Blueprint for Western Nevada
In recognition of the desire of the team to ensure the plan is a working document, three presentations were given to highlight the continuation of Regional Team for plan implementation. The team heard from: