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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Elko County

Nevada Economic Assessment Project's quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analysis for Elko County

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Extension introduces economic development initiative across Nevada

Collaborative University project aims to improve county data for planning efforts

Tiffany Kozsan

Tom Harris presents on economic developmentTom Harris, with Extension and the University Center for Economic Development, presents on economic development. He and Buddy Borden, also with Extension, are leading an effort to collect data to help strengthen communities throughout Nevada. Photo by David Pritchett, Nevada Bureau of Land Management.

A collaborative statewide initiative, led by Extension, is underway to provide counties with timely economic data and analytical tools to improve county-level planning and policy assessment efforts.

The Nevada Economic Assessment Project (also known as “NEAP”) aims to provide county, state and federal agencies, and their partners, with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand trends in each county’s demographic, social, economic, fiscal and environmental characteristics.

The project is led by Buddy Borden and Tom Harris, who are both community economic development specialists with Extension. Harris is also director of the University Center for Economic Development.

The project is currently active in Elko, Esmeralda, Humboldt, Lincoln and Nye Counties, and will be launched in the other Nevada counties over the next 18 months. Each county process takes about five months and includes data collection and analysis, economic impact model development, asset mapping and county workshops, all based on local input.

The project’s contributing members include the University’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources; the College's Experiment Station; University Center for Economic Development;  Nevada Bureau of Land Management; U.S. Forest Service; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development; and the Nevada Association of Counties.

Locating reliable quantitative socioeconomic data has long been a challenge for many Nevada rural counties

“The overall goal of the Nevada Economic Assessment Project is to develop and maintain a comprehensive database and set of county analytical tools that are useful for Nevadans working on a variety of issues relating to economic development, community planning and impact assessments.” -Buddy Borden

 

Cattlemen’s Update provides market, production and research updates for 2020

Educational programs held at seven locations across Nevada

Hannah Alfaro

Mozart Fonseca speaking to cattlemen from a lecturnMozart Fonseca, an associate professor in the Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences, discussed the effects of cattle nutrition on epigenetics. Photo by Robert Moore.

University of Nevada, Reno held the annual Cattlemen’s Update across Nevada Jan. 6-10, 2020, focusing on cattle markets, cattle grazing, and upcoming and ongoing research projects that impact the Nevada beef industry. The event provided current research-based information about important management practices and issues that may affect the efficiency, productivity, profitability and sustainability of the state’s cattle production businesses.

The five-day event with seven locations across the state was a partnership led by the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, and its Experiment Station units. Other program partners included local sponsors and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency. Each day, the three- to four-hour program was held at a different location, where experts discussed pertinent topics with participants.

Nevada Rancher Magazine published an article about the event summarizing its key takeaways.

Elko County Related News Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

 
Great Basin College in Elko
Nevada Economic Assessment Project Socioeconomic Baseline Report Elko County, Nevada
This report will be used by local, state, and federal agencies as a tool for future planning, aiming to assist the communities of Nevada. It will help readers understand their community’s social, demographic, economic, and environmental trends.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky, M. Rebori, L. Thomas, J. Baker-Tingey 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
elko nevada
Demographic Characteristics for Elko County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
Borden, B., Thomas, L., Lednicky, J., Baker-Tingey, J. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
elko nevada
Economic Characteristics for Elko County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
Borden, B., Thomas, L., Lednicky, J., Baker-Tingey, J. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
elko mine
Land Use and Fiscal Characteristics for Elko County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
Borden, B., Thomas, L., Lednicky, J., Baker-Tingey, J. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
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North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Top Performers for Elko County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
Borden, B., Thomas, L., Lednicky, J., Baker-Tingey, J. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
courtyard at elko high school
Social Characteristics for Elko County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
Borden, B., Thomas, L., Lednicky, J., Baker-Tingey, J. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Elko County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Elko County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Report to Community on Volunteer Forum: Elko, Nev.
As part of the planning process, Nevada Volunteers in partnership with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension conducted six community forums across the state in Reno, Fallon, Las Vegas, Mesquite, Elko and Tonopah in spring of 2016 as a means of outreach to both rural and urban communities. The purpose of the fo
Rebori, M., Baker-Tingey, J., and Wright, J. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Results of a Mailed Survey: Priorities for Wells, Nevada Baker-Tingey, J., Smith, M. and Singletary, L. 2014, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

County Reports

 
Elko County Annual Report | Fiscal Year 2017 - 2018
Elko County Annual Report | July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018
Baker-Tingey, J. 2017, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno

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