Competition is Soaring Across the County, so Nevada Can’t Rely on Proximity to CA Anymore

LAS VEGAS, NV -- CAPRE’s recent Southwest Digital Infrastructure Industry Convention focused around a panel, “Public Sector Perspective: Taxes, Incentives & Public Sector Involvement: What Developers and Investors Should Know about Working in the Southwest in 2020” that featured the opinion and perspective of three public sector executives deeply involved with the mission critical landscape in and around Las Vegas. “What should people know about working in the southwest in 2020?” asked Moderator Brian Klebash, Founder & CEO of CAPRE to his trio of thought leaders. “What type of program are out there, what kind of appetite for data centers is out there, and what other opportunities exist?” Rishma Khimji, Director of Information Technology for the City of Reno offered the first response. “We’re currently working on enhancing our services for constituents. We’ve had some very large technology companies move into the city over the past four years – Google, Apple, Panasonic, Tesla, for example, and Switch, of course, which combined, have become very large employers for our region. They’ve changed the landscape and the way things function in Reno,” she shared. “In the recession, our finances and our taxes hurt a lot. Because the city of Reno was still known as a gambling center for Northern Nevada and Northern California,” she continued. “But after the recession we started to engage with partners to make Reno more diversified. So we’re still solidifying those relationships and building more relationships. We’re really…