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Robert Groesbeck Discusses the Future of Canada-Nevada Trade at the Canadian Consul General Office
Robert Groesbeck of the CNBC spoke at a meeting for the representatives of economic development for the 11 largest Canadian cities. He focused on promotion of trade between Canada and Nevada and future projects between the two.
Robert Groesbeck, VP of Government Affairs for CNBC was invited to address the C11 organization, which represents the economic development arms of the largest eleven cities in Canada, to explore increased trade opportunities between Canada and the State of Nevada, at the Offices of the Canadian Consul General in San Francisco, California, on January 19, 2012.
The Canada Nevada Business Council (CNBC) is a non-profit group geared towards the promotion of bilateral trade between Canada and Nevada.
At the C11 meeting Groesbeck spoke on a number of topics, including the proposed Desert Xpress high-speed rail project, linking Las Vegas, Nevada to Victorville, California, and the significant economic impact that project will have on the southern Nevada economy. Real estate opportunities in Nevada were also discussed at length, including commercial, retail, industrial and residential opportunities.
Other significant projects discussed were:
Interstate 11: In June 2010 the Legislature approved a resolution calling on the Federal Highway Administration to designate the new I-11 corridor from the Mexican border to the Canadian border using the current US 93 and US 95 alignments.
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One of the most exciting topics discussed at the forum was the potential to partner with Canadian companies and local governments in several Provinces, including Calgary and Saskatchewan to provide much-needed employment opportunities to skilled
As Groesbeck stated, "Unemployment levels remain unacceptably high in Nevada. Our skilled labor pool is the strongest in the country, and the Canadian oil and gas and mining industries would benefit greatly from their skill and experience."
Employment opportunities such as this upcoming job fair will help workers in not only Nevada, but Canada too, and promise to open the door to greater economic growth in both countries.
Robert Groesbeck is a long-time resident of Nevada, attorney, and former mayor of Henderson, NV. He has sat on many high profile boards including the Nevada Development Authority, Boys and Girls Club of Henderson, is a member of the Las Vegas international Press club, as well as a founding member of the Canada Nevada Business Council.
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The Canada Nevada Business Council strives to be the voice of the business community in Nevada that is interested and engaged in Canada and Nevada business relations.
The Council advocates for favorable business frameworks and strives to connect business leaders and government officials.
The Council is organized to foster collaboration and mutually beneficial innovative relations between Canada and Nevada.