RENO, Nev. (April 26, 2016) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) Board has voted to take a position of “Significant Engagement” in support of the proposed sales tax increase to fund the infrastructure needs of the Washoe County School District (WCSD).

The Board takes this position after a thorough review of the relevant issues and materials of the Save Our Schools Capital Funding Initiative.   The EDAWN Board believes that if the capital needs of our schools are not addressed, EDAWN’s ability to attract companies, retain existing companies, and facilitate entrepreneurial job creation will be adversely impacted.

Additional considerations include:

  1. WCSD is currently overcrowded, well before new companies, like Tesla and Panasonic, even start hiring thousands of new employees. We currently have over 220 trailers being used as classrooms all across the district, enough for 6 elementary schools.
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