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Reno-Tahoe-Truckee’s economic future focus of meeting

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TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tuesday, Feb. 9, Good Morning Truckee will provide insights into the economic and five-year job growth forecast for the Reno-Sparks area, and what impacts that may have for Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

Mike Kazmierski, President/CEO of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, will be among featured speakers.

EDAWN recently published the EPIC report, which forecasts 52,371 additional jobs and a 7.1 percent jump in population by 2019. Kazmierski will discuss the high interest of investors, developers and new business such as Tesla and Switch who have committed to Northern Nevada. He will also cover the Reno-Sparks economy, highlighting success in 2015 and the plan for 2016, as well as the regional impacts anticipated.

Also speaking will be Heidi Hill Drum, Executive Director of the Tahoe Prosperity Center. Drum will discuss the prosperity center's goals why the Truckee-Tahoe area should be viewed as one regional economy.

The center's projects include Connected Tahoe (expanding high-speed internet/cell coverage); Measuring for Prosperity (economic indicator and community demographic report for the region); and Workforce Tahoe (improving quality jobs for residents), among others.

Good Morning Truckee meetings are open to the public. They are held the second Tuesday of every month at Truckee Tahoe Airport from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

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Price at the door for general public is $12; Truckee Donner Chamber members pay $10, and it includes continental breakfast and raffle.

For more information, contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail info@truckee.com. Visit TruckeeChamber.com to learn more.