How Nevada is trying to grow its tech sector — and succeeding slowly

Written By:

Richard N. Velotta

Downturns prove time and again how important it is for Nevada to diversify its economy. The state must protect itself from the effects of relying too much on one industry.

But economic diversification has been an unattainable goal for decades. The Great Recession hammered the point home again.

When Brian Sandoval ran for governor in 2010 and took office in 2011, he made diversification a key piece of his platform. The cornerstone of his effort is broadening technology.