London, United Kingdom - July 24, 2015
Governor Brian Sandoval worked to strengthen the ties between the State of Nevada and the United Kingdom in discussions with government officials and business leaders today in London. With over $170 million in exports to Nevada in 2014, the United Kingdom is the State’s eighth largest trading partner.
“As one of our Top 10 trading partners, the UK has become a focus of our international outreach efforts,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “With a new focus on water technology and commercialization, and through my discussions with government officials and business investors, I am confident there are ways for the State of Nevada and the United Kingdom to further enhance our bilateral trade partnership for the mutual benefit of both parties.”
Governor Sandoval met with The Right Honorable Andrew Mitchell, Member of Parliament, The Right Honorable Sir Greg Knight, Member of Parliament, and The Right Honorable Lord Anderson, Member of Parliament, and Lord Francis Maude, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, to discuss strengthening ties between the United Kingdom and the State of Nevada.
Governor Sandoval also met with British Water, the lead representative and business development organization for the supply chain of the UK water industry and Isle Utilities, a London-based consultancy group focused on water research and innovation, to discuss partnership opportunities with the Nevada Center of Excellence.
The Nevada Division of Tourism hosted a reception where Governor Sandoval highlighted the diverse travel and tourism opportunities found only in Nevada from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip to the unique annual cowboy poetry festival and our vast wide open spaces. This reception was the first such event that the Division has held in England with the intent of fostering new relationships in the United Kingdom and promoting Nevada as a world-class destination unrivaled in its amenities and accommodations.
A “Doing Business in Nevada” seminar was hosted by Governor Sandoval to meet with prospective investors and companies who are interested in expansion and investment opportunities in Nevada.
About the trade mission:
As one of the largest Governor-led trade missions in the state’s history, the focus will be to strengthen bilateral trade partnerships between the State of Nevada and the countries of Ireland, Germany, Poland, England, and Italy. With a goal to connect Nevada education and research institutions as well as Nevada businesses with opportunities overseas, the trade mission will specifically focus on advanced manufacturing, water technology, mining, information technology, and tourism and hospitality. Trade mission attendees include the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and representatives from the Nevada Division of Tourism, the Nevada Department of Education, the Nevada System of Higher Education and its institutions, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the Nevada Center of Excellence, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, the Northern Nevada Development Authority, and the Nevada Jewish Federation. The Nevada Business Delegation includes Xtreme Green, Micromanipulator, Rust Bullet, and Scaale Capital.
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