~ With Support from GOED, Grants now Available through Nevada-Canadian Partnership ~
The Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority (NNRDA) has launched Silver Link, a supply-chain soft-landing program for domestic and international mining service and support companies, capitalizing on existing Canadian Partnerships. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is providing financial support and other assistance.
“Several years ago, we forged a partnership with Northern Ontario, Canada, and came together to create a program called MineConnect USA which was designed to attract mining supply chain companies to northeastern Nevada,” said Sheldon Mudd, NNRDA Executive Director. “This program did, however, have an expiration date and forced us to consider what steps would have to be taken in order to maintain and enhance our collaboration efforts. Following a very successful trade mission to Canada led by Governor Joe Lombardo, we hit the ground running and created the Silver Link program, the next generation of supply chain optimization for the silver state.”
Silver Link is an effort to address supply chain gaps in Nevada’s mining industry that will better serve the needs of both operators and service providers. Silver Link is a one-stop digital repository for data collection, gap analysis, and demand recruitment within Nevada’s mining industry.
“Silver Link will help us identify gaps within Nevada’s mining Supply chain and identify challenges for implementing new technologies in the mining sector,” said Avrey Callis, GOED International Trade Manager. “Silver Link through the NNRDA will then issue requests for proposals (RFPs) to international partners based on the gaps and challenges identified in bringing in new companies that address the needs of Nevada mining operators.”
Grant funds will be used to help maintain the international companies, from contractors to new technology startups, within the state by helping them pay for needed business expenses.
“Nevada’s mining industry plays a critical role in GOED’s strategic plan for an Electric, Innovative and Connected Nevada,” Callis said. “Assessing and strengthening the EV vertical supply chain is extremely important.”
About the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Created during the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is the result of a collaborative effort between the Nevada Legislature and the Governor’s Office to restructure economic development in the state. GOED’s role is to promote a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, to stimulate business expansion and retention, encourage entrepreneurial enterprise, attract new businesses and facilitate community development.
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