At a meeting of high-tech business executives, Governor Sandoval "said that the state’s education system rarely comes up in conversations with business executives."
However, "Business leaders from several large technology companies said today that Nevada lacks the skilled workforce necessary for them to locate in Nevada over the long-term." Moreover, these same leaders specified the need for the state population to attain higher levels of higher education, at community colleges and/or universities. One of the attendees, Devin Whitney, a lobbyist for high-tech companies, testified later in the day at a legislative hearing.
He praised Nevada’s low taxes, but said they weren’t enough to attract the businesses he represents.
“What is still lacking is the skilled workforce,” he said. “That requires the appropriate investment in the education system to make sure they are churning out graduates.”
So is it time to begin to refer to Nevada's "anti-business Governor"?