Buddy Borden

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Buddy Borden

Associate Professor, County Educator

Summary

Buddy Borden's areas of research and teaching interests are community economic development processes, applied economic development analysis and economic fiscal impact modeling.

Programs

Reyna Mendez teaching a business education class

Business Development Program

The Business Development Program aims to instruct small business owners about fundamental business concepts while providing access and direction to informational resources. Small business owners, at any stage of development, can benefit from educational opportunities and awareness of all business network resources. This is where the Business Development Program, with its workshops and relationships with Nevada business programs, steps in to act as a guide.

Thomas Harris speaking to group of Nevada Economic Assessment Project Stakeholders at an update meeting

Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP)

The Nevada Economic Assessment 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. The data can be used for land use and project planning, grant writing and overall policy assessment.

Hot air balloon event in Elko, Nevada

Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Elko County

NEAP's quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analysis for Elko County

historic rusty subway station entrances

Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Esmeralda County

NEAP's quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analysis for Esmeralda County

main street of the town of winnemmucca

Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Humboldt County

NEAP's quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analysis for Humboldt County

Caliente Train Depot in Lincoln County

Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Lincoln County

NEAP aims to provide county, state and federal agencies, with quantitative and qualitative baseline data for Lincoln County

pahrump welcome sign

Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Nye County

NEAP's quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analysis for Nye County

3D printing cb

Small Business development in rural Nevada

Extension offered business planning classes to existing and potential small-scale entrepreneurs through a series of interactive video and face-to-face classes.

News & Journal Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

Brochures
Business Development Program Summary
Business Development Program Brochure
The Business Development Program aims to instruct small business owners about fundamental business concepts while providing access and direction to informational resources. This is where the Business Development Program, with its workshops and relationships with Nevada business programs, steps in to act as a guide.
Borden, B., Thomas, L., Salas, J., Mendez, R. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Capitol of Nevada, Carson City, NV
Nevada Economic Assessment Project Overview
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.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky, L. Thomas 2019, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Fact Sheets
Humboldt County Courthouse
Economic Characteristics for Humboldt 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.
B. Borden, L. Thomas, J. Lednicky, B. Schultz 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Informational Publications
Landscape with mountains and beautiful blue sky full of clouds
Land Use and Fiscal Characteristics for Nye 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.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky, L. Thomas, J. Holloway 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Welcome to Pahrump road sign
NAICS Top Performers for Nye 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.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky, L. Thomas, J. Holloway 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Small Business and COVID-19
A reference for Small Business Owners adapting to Rapid Economic Change due to COVID-19
B. Borden, L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Humboldt General Hospital sign
Demographic Characteristics for Humboldt 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.
B. Borden, L. Thomas, J. Lednicky, B. Schultz 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Lowry High School in Winnemucca, NV
Land Use and Fiscal Characteristics for Humboldt 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.
B. Borden, L. Thomas, J. Lednicky, B. Schultz 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Great Basin College sign
NAICS Top Performers for Humboldt 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.
B. Borden, L. Thomas, J. Lednicky, B. Schultz 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Winners Casino in Winnemucca, NV
Social Characteristics for Humboldt 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.
B. Borden, L. Thomas, J. Lednicky, B. Shultz 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Esmeralda Saloon
Demographic Characteristics for Esmeralda 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.
B. Borden, L. Thomas, J. Lednicky, Holloway, J. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Boundry Peak sign
Economic Characteristics for Esmeralda 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.
B. Borden, L. Thomas, J. Lednicky, Holloway, J. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Bull Elk standing on a mountain
Economic Characteristics for Nye 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.
B. Borden, L. Thomas, J. Lednicky, Holloway, J. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Esmeralda Courthouse
Land use and Fiscal Characteristics for Esmeralda 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.
B. Borden, L. Thomas, J. Lednicky, Holloway, J. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Esmeralda Station
NAICS Top Performers for Esmeralda 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.
B. Borden, L. Thomas, J. Lednicky, Holloway, J. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Goldfield Fire Station
Social Characteristics for Esmeralda 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.
B. Borden, L. Thomas, J. Lednicky, Holloway, J. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
children in a pumpkin farm with lots of pumpkins on the ground
Demographic Characteristics for Nye 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.
B. Borden, L. Thomas, J. Lednicky, J. Holloway 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Landscape with a beautiful blue sky and a few clouds
Social Characteristics for Nye 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.
B. Borden, L. Thomas, J. Lednicky, J. Holloway 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Mt Wilson road sign
Demographic Characteristics for Lincoln 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.
B. Borden, L.Thomas, J. Lednicky, H. Gatzke 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
Economic Characteristics for Lincoln 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.
B. Borden, L.Thomas, J. Lednicky, H. Gatzke 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Lincoln county road sign
Land Use and Fiscal Characteristics for Lincoln 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.
B. Borden, L.Thomas, J. Lednicky, H. Gatzke 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Panaca Elementary School
NAICS Top Performers for Lincoln 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.
B. Borden, L.Thomas, J. Lednicky, H. Gatzke 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Cows grazing in a field
Social Characteristics for Lincoln 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.
B. Borden, L.Thomas, J. Lednicky, H. Gatzke 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Humboldt County Courthouse
Nevada Economic Assessment Project Socioeconomic Baseline Report for Humboldt 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.
Borden, B., Lednicky, J., Rebori, M., Thomas, L., Schultz, B. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, IP
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
railroad street elko
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
Man working on a project leaning over a desk
Nevada Small Business Resources Guide
The Business Development Program aims to instruct small business owners about fundamental business concepts, while providing access and direction to informational resources. Small business owners at any stage of development can benefit from educational opportunities and awareness of all the business network resources.
L. Thomas, J. Lednicky, S. Bray 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Financial Institution Funding Information for PPP Round-2
Nevada business owners seeking Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Round-2 funds may access this list for credit unions and banking financial institutions participating in the program.
Rod Gaedtke 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Humboldt County Courthouse
Social, Economic and Fiscal Impact Assessment for New Lithium Operations in Humboldt County, Nevada
The purpose of this report is to estimate the economic, fiscal and community impacts from the construction and operation of a new lithium mine, lithium processing plant, and sulfuric acid manufacturing plant in Humboldt County, Nevada.
B. Borden, T. Harris, J. Lednicky, L. Thomas 2018, Center for Economic Development, University of Nevada, Reno
Media Releases/Media Advisory
Tom Harris presents on economic development
Extension introduces economic development initiative across Nevada
A collaborative statewide initiative, led by the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, is underway to provide counties with timely economic data and analytical tools to improve county-level planning and policy assessment efforts.
Kozsan, T., Borden, G. Clark, K., Lemieux., S. 2020, Nevada Today
Presentations
Decorative oversized boots at Elko County Fairgrounds
Asset Mapping for Elko County: Every community has a story
Community Assets are anything that improves a community. Assets are what we want to keep in our community, the things we want to build upon. Assets are what we want to sustain for future generations.
B. Borden, M. Rebori, J. Lednicky, L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Landscape with mountains and a cloudy blue sky
Asset Mapping for Nye County: Every community has a story
Community Assets are anything that improves a community. Assets are what we want to keep in our community, the things we want to build upon. Assets are what we want to sustain for future generations.
B. Borden, M. Rebori, J. Lednicky, L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Flags flying in a park
Asset Mapping for Humboldt County: Every community has a story
Community Assets are anything that improves a community. Assets are what we want to keep in our community, the things we want to build upon. Assets are what we want to sustain for future generations.
B. Borden,M. Rebori, J. Lednicky, L.Thomas 2020, Extension,University of Nevada, Reno
NV State Capitol in Carson City
Nevada Economic Assessment Project - PowerPoint Presentation
Process to develop and maintain an extensive data repository and set of analytical tools that are meaningful, consistent, and verifiable. This can be used by Nevada Counties and Communities for various types of planning and policy assessments.
Borden, B., Rebori, M., Lednicky, J., Thomas, Lucas. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Special Publications
Park sign for Boundary Peak
Nevada Economic Assessment Project Socioeconomic Baseline Report for Esmeralda County
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, L. Thomas, J. Holloway 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Nye County seal
Nevada Economic Assessment Project Socioeconomic Baseline Report for Nye 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, L. Thomas, J. Holloway 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Special Publication
Cows grazing
Nevada Economic Assessment Project Socioeconomic Baseline Report for Lincoln 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, D. Deever, H. Gatzke 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
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
moutain biking lincoln county
Mountain Biking and Other Outdoor Tourism Economic Assessment, Impact, and Opportunities for Caliente and Lincoln County, Nevada
BLM and Nevada State Parks approved the development of approximately 50 miles of new mountain bike trails that should significantly increase outdoor recreational visitors to Lincoln County. This report explores the impacts to Lincoln County.
B. Borden, H. Gatzke, B. Bonnenfant, T. Harris 2019, University Center for Economic Development at University of Nevada, Reno