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WHEREAS, travel has a positive effect on the State of Nevada, drives the nation's economic prosperity and shapes its image abroad, and also positively impacts business productivity and individual travelers' well-being; and

WHEREAS, the tourism industry is Nevada's leading economic driver, supporting more than 407,000 jobs for residents of Southern Nevada and 492,300 statewide, and generating more than $65.8 billion for our economy with a.full $60 billion generated in Clark County alone; and

WHEREAS, more than $23 billion in wages and salaries support families and individuals in Nevada; and

WHEREAS, more than 55 million people from domestic and international markets visited Nevada in 2016; and

WHEREAS, room tax paid by tourists supports schools, teachers, parks, and roads throughout the Silver State; and

WHEREAS, from Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas to Elko, Nevada is a world class destination no matter what corner of the state you are in, and Nevada is a better place to live because of tourism;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 7 - 14, 2017 as

 Travel and Tourism Week in Nevada


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